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Hunting

Turkey Hunting Seasons

FALL WILD TURKEY - (Male or Female)​

WMU 2B

Oct. 29-Nov. 18 and Nov. 23-25

WMUs 1A, 1B, 4A, 4B, 4D and 4E

Oct. 29-Nov. 5

WMUs 2A, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D and 4C

Oct. 29-Nov. 12

WMUs 2C, 2D and 2E

Oct. 29-Nov. 12 and Nov. 23-25

WMU 5B

Nov. 1-3

WMUs 5A, 5C and 5D

CLOSED TO FALL TURKEY HUNTING.

Rifles and handguns are restricted statewide, except muzzleloading.

SPRING GOBBLER (Bearded bird only)

April 29 - May 13, 2023; May be hunted ½ hour before sunrise to 12 noon

May 15 - May 30, 2023; May be hunted ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset

Daily limit 1, season limit 2.

(Second spring gobbler may be only taken by persons who possess a valid special wild turkey license.)

Special season for eligible junior hunters, with required license, and mentored hunters 16 and under

April 22, 2023.

Only 1 spring gobbler may be taken during this hunt. Hunting hours end at noon.

No open seasons on other wild birds or wild mammals.

1 No hunting on Sunday authorized. See 34 Pa.C.S. § 2303.

2 Hunting on Sunday authorized on separately delineated Sunday date(s) only. See 34 Pa.C.S. § 2303.

3 Hunting on Sunday is authorized. See 34 Pa.C.S. § 2303.

4 Only persons who possess a special wild turkey license as provided for in section 2709 of the act (relating to license costs and fees) may take a second spring gobbler during the hunting license year; all other persons, including mentored youth hunters, may take only one spring gobbler. A maximum of 2 spring gobblers per license year may be taken by any combination of licenses or exceptions for mentored youth.

5 Only one antlered deer (buck) may be taken during the hunting license year.

6 Includes resident and nonresident license holders who have reached or will reach their 65th birthday in the year of the application for the license and hold a valid adult license or qualify for license and fee exemptions under section 2706 of the act (relating to resident license and fee exemptions).

7 Only one bear may be taken during the hunting license year with the required bear license.

8 Only one elk may be taken during the hunting license year with the required elk license.