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. 19-Nov. 27** and Dec. 26-Jan. 23**|
|Regular Firearms||Nov. 28-Dec. 4** and Dec. 5-12**|
**Pennsylvania regulates its firearms hunting seasons by region. In addition, further 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. 2-7 and Jan. 2-9|
**Season dates vary by zone and antlered/antlerless takes.
Pennsylvania Black Bear Seasons
|Archery||Sept. 19-Nov. 27**|
|Regular Firearms||Oct. 22-24** and Nov. 21-24|
**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. 31-Nov. 27**|
|Spring 2021 Season||May 1-31|
|Spring 2021 Youth Season||Apr. 24|
**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||Sept. 12-Nov. 27, Dec. 14-24 and Dec. 26-27|
|Rabbit||Oct. 3-17, Oct. 17-Nov. 27, Dec. 14-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 27|
|Pheasant||Oct. 10-17, Oct. 24-Nov. 27, Dec. 14-24 and Dec. 26-7|
|Bobwhite Quail||Oct. 10-17, Dec. 14-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 27|
|Grouse||Oct. 17-Nov. 27 and Dec. 14-24|
|Woodchucks (Groundhogs)||Open Season, excluding Sundays and the regular firearms deer season|