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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

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.

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WHAT’S IN SEASON

There’s always something to hunt!

 
From woodchucks in summer, to small game in late winter, you’ll find lengthy hunting opportunities to fit your bill. Primetime begins in October when bowhunters take aim on deer. Small game, waterfowl and turkey kick in later in the month and continue into November. Bear and deer gun seasons begin in late November and mark the peak of the hunting season with deer continuing into December.

CURRENTLY IN SEASON

  • Waterfowl*
  • Dove*
  • Crow- Friday, Saturday & Sunday Only
  • Coyotes
  • Groundhog

*Consult the Migratory Game Bird link below for more information

DEER ARCHERY STATEWIDE STARTS IN:

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.

EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

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National Hunting and Fishing Day

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National Hunting and Fishing Day Event at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Hunters and anglers have always been at the forefront of the conservation movement. National Hunting and Fishing Day is designed to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of sportsmen towards conservation. It also is designed to introduce others to

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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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