Pennsylvania Hunting Seasons, 2018-2019




Bag game large and small during the Pennsylvania hunting seasons. The Game Commission offers a variety of hunting seasons, youth hunt days and special seasons for regular firearms, archery and muzzleloaders. Pennsylvania offers some of the best deer hunting on the east coast. For more information on purchasing hunting permits, regional regulations and other hunting needs, visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission website.

Pennsylvania Deer Seasons

Archery and Crossbow Sept. 29-Nov. 12
Regular Firearms Oct. 18-20
Muzzleloading Oct. 18-20

**Season dates vary by zone

*Additional hunting dates separate from the statewide hunting season are available in countless areas across the state. For more information on hunting within your region or in another area,visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission website.




Pennsylvania Elk Seasons

General Season Nov. 5-10
Extended Season Nov. 12-17

**Season dates vary by zone

Pennsylvania Black Bear Seasons

Archery Sept. 29-Nov. 10 and Oct. 29-Nov. 3**
Regular Firearms Nov. 17-21
Muzzleloading Oct. 13-20

**Season dates vary by zone. For specific dates within your region,visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission website.

Pennsylvania Wild Turkey Seasons

Fall General Season Oct. 30-Nov. 3**

**Start and end dates vary by region. For specific dates within your region, visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission website. Special seasons are reserved for youth hunts, senior hunters 65 and older, persons with disabilities and active military personnel

Pennsylvania Small Seasons

Squirrel Oct. 13-Nov. 24
Rabbitt Oct. 13-Nov. 24
Pheasant Oct. 20-Nov. 24
Bobwhite Quail Oct. 130Nov. 24
Grouse Oct. 13-Nov. 24
Dove Sept. 1-Nov. 24
Woodchucks (Groundhogs) Open Season, excluding Sundays and the regular firearms deer season