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RULES & DISCLAIMER

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  • No gratuitous kill shots
  • All minors are accompanied by an adult
  • Photos are to be from Pennsylvania hunts only
  • Rights to all pictures including minors must be given by that minor’s legal guardian

GoHuntPA reserves the rights to refrain from use of any photo that does not follow these guidelines. Even though I am granting permission to GoHuntPA to copy, display and distribute copies of the text, photographs and all other content that I am submitting through this website, I will retain all other rights in the work, including without limitation, the right to copy, distribute, publish, display or modify the work, and to transfer, assign or grant license of any such rights.

VIDEOS

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Deer Forecast

Bear Forecast

Turkey Forecast

Pheasant Forecast

Determining your safe zone of fire

I AM A HUNTER

HUNTING FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS

RECAPTURE THE FEELING

KITCHEN TIPS & TRICKS

AUGMENTED REALITY DEMO

How to stay safe after the shot

How to safely cross a fence with a firearm

Cooking venison steak with bleu cheese sauce

How to safely transport firearms

How to cook venison parmesan

Loading and unloading a modern inline muzzleloader

Seared Duck with Cranberry Sauce

Sesame Venison Kababs

How to safely carry a firearm in the field

White Bean and Turkey Casserole

WHERE TO HUNT

Opportunities abound!

Pennsylvania Game Commission Mapping Center

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PA State Game Lands App

Make the most of your next State Game Lands outing with “PA State Game Lands” – an official app of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Get it on Google Play

WHAT’S IN SEASON

There’s always something to hunt!

 

CURRENTLY IN SEASON*

  • Small Game (Squirrel, Ruffed Grouse, Cottontail Rabbit, Ring-necked Pheasant – CLOSED DEC. 25th)
  • Waterfowl
  • Crow (Fri., Sat. & Sun. only)
  • Coyotes & Other Furbearers
  • Woodchuck

*Please consult Seasons & Bag Limits and Migratory Game Bird links below for more information

GET YOUR LICENSE

Buy a license and get going!

LEARN TO HUNT

We can show you how!

Hunter Education Find a Class Try Hunting
There’s a lot to learn about hunting, but we can make it easier.  Luckily, all first-time hunters, and trappers, too, must complete a basic hunter education class before buying a license and going afield. These Pennsylvania Game Commission-sponsored classes include lessons on:

  • Hunting responsibly
  • Firearm and hunting safety
  • Basic and advanced hunting techniques
  • Trapping basics

After the basics, let us show you even more! The Game Commission offers advanced hunter education classes including Successful Turkey Hunting, Successful Bowhunting and Successful Furtaking with more new courses coming soon. We’ll give you lots of tips and pointers which otherwise could take a lifetime to learn.

AFTER THE HUNT

More to enjoy!

EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

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Report Your Harvest

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Tag It, Report It, Share It Every year, a majority of Pennsylvania hunters do not report their harvest to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Why is this? According to hunter surveys, most hunters forget. Given all of the activities during the hunting seasons, it is easy to forget one of the

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Hunting for Information?

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Subscribe for free to any Pennsylvania Game Commission email list serve for your chance to win a $100 Cabela’s or Field & Stream Gift Card!

Junior Pheasant Hunts

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Junior Pheasant Hunts provide a great introduction for participants to hunting one of Pennsylvania’s most popular game birds. These events are coordinated by sportsmen’s clubs with the support of the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Junior hunters ages 12 to 16 who have successfully completed a Hunter-Trapper Education course can participate in

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