Pennsylvania Hunting Seasons 2020-2021 - Hunting Season HQ

Pennsylvania Hunting Seasons, 2020-2021




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**
Muzzleloading Oct. 17-24

**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

Archery Sept. 12-26
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
Muzzleloader Oct. 17-24

**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