Total Duck Bag Limits: 6 daily, 18 in possession of any species, except for the following restrictions: daily limit may not include more than 2 mallards including 1 hen mallard, 2 black ducks, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, 1 mottled duck, 1 fulvous whistling duck, 4 eiders, 4 long-tailed ducks, and 4 scoters. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year. Below are the seasons and bag limits for most hunting and trapping seasons for from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. (Holders of valid DMAP antlerless deer permits may harvest antlerless deer on DMAP properties during this period.). Bag limits by single species or in the aggregate; 3 daily, 9 in possession. An antlerless deer with each required antlerless license. Possession limits are three times the daily limits. An antlerless deer with each required antlerless license or permit. Daily limit 1, season limit 2. BOBCAT (WMUs 2A, 2B, 2C, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D and 4E): Jan. 9-Feb. 3. One river otter per license year. 27 and Dec. 14-24 (2 daily, 6 possession). An antlerless deer with each required antlerless license. A porcupine at the Wildlife Conservation Society Prospect Park Zoo. DEER, ANTLERED OR ANTLERLESS FLINTLOCK (Statewide): Dec. 26-Jan. 18, 2021. But honestly, those traps arent going to hurt your dog. **Season dates vary by zone. Licensed furtakers may obtain one permit each. Porcupines have four incisors—two above and two below that are bright orange, strong and adapted to gnawing. DEER REGULAR FIREARMS (Antlered and Antlerless) WMUs 2B, 2C, 2D,2E, 4A, 4B, 4D, 5A, 5C and 5D: Nov. 28; Sunday, Nov. 29; Nov. 30-Dec. 12. Also included are persons who have reached or will reach their 65th birthday in the year of the application for a license and hold a valid adult license, or qualify for license and fee exemptions under section 2706. Conservation Hunt: Feb. 15 – April 23; 25 daily, no possession limit. (3 daily, season limit of 10). RUFFED GROUSE: Oct. 17–Nov. season for deer or any bear season from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. The Game Commission offers a variety of hunting seasons, youth hunt days and special seasons for regular firearms, archery and muzzleloaders. From May 1-15, legal hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until noon; from May 17-31, legal hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset. HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Gaming Commission says pesky porcupines can be hunted, giving its approval for a nearly six-month hunting season. Define a date to show hunting hours for small and big game: Get Hunting Hours Reset to Today Clear Important Note: The tool above depicts legal hunting hours for small and big game only.Hunting hours differ for raccoon, fox, coyote, bobcat, striped skunk, oppossum, weasel, spring gobbler, and migratory game birds (including waterfowl, doves, woodcock, snipe, rails, and gallinules. The old world porcupine is brush-tailed generally live in parts of Africa and India whereas the new world porcupine lives in Canada, North and Central America. 8 daily, 24 in possession. Licensed furtakers may obtain one permit each. DEER, ANTLERLESS MUZZLELOADER (Statewide): Oct. 17-24. Its skull is heavily constructed; the small, rounded head has a blunt muzz… Hat tip: Marginal Revolution Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year. One bobcat per license year. RABBIT (Cottontail): Oct. 17-Nov. 27, Dec. 14-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 27 (4 daily, 12 possession). It has black to brownish-yellow fur and strong, short legs. Regular: Oct. 1-Jan. 23, 25 daily, no possession limit. SQUIRRELS (combined) Sept. 1-March 31, 2021 (6 daily, 18 possession), BOBWHITE QUAIL Sept. 1-March 31, 2021 (8 daily, 24 possession), RUFFED GROUSE Sept. 1-March 31, 2021 (2 daily, 6 possession), COTTONTAIL RABBITS Sept. 1-March 31, 2021 (4 daily, 12 possession), SNOWSHOE OR VARYING HARES Sept. 1-March 31, 2021 (1 daily, 3 possession), RINGNECK PHEASANTS (Male or Female combined): Sept. 1-March 31, 2021 (2 daily, 6 possession). BLACK BEAR, ARCHERY (Statewide): Oct. 17-Nov. 7. Female porcupines are solitary for most of the year except during the fall when breeding season begins. BOBWHITE QUAIL: Oct. 17-Nov. 27, Dec. 14-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 27 (8 daily, 24 possession). HARRISBURG, PA - The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for the 2019-20 license year.. One bobcat per license year. FISHERS (WMUs 1B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D and 4E): Dec. 19-Jan. 3. BOBCAT (WMUs 2A, 2B, 2C, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D and 4E): Jan. 9-Feb. 3. Special seasons are reserved for youth hunts, senior hunters 65 and older, persons with disabilities and active military personnel. STARLINGS AND ENGLISH SPARROWS: No closed season, except during the antlered and antlerless deer season. **Pennsylvania regulates its firearms hunting seasons by region. **Start and end dates vary by region. The quills are hairs with barbed tips on the ends. That climbed to about 14,000 in 2012 and 15,000 in 2013 before dropping to 12,000 or so again last year. There's still a porcupine season in Pennsylvania. Porcupine will also offer sailing charters and special events during the sailing season. May 1-31. SPRING GOBBLER (Bearded bird only): May 1-May 31, 2021. From my perspective, this was one of the worst decisions that the PGC has made in recent years. While it doesn’t occur in all parts of Pennsylvania, the porcupine is one of our best-known and most easily identified wild animals. Special seasons are reserved for youth hunts, senior hunters 65 and older, persons with disabilities and active military personnel, Sept. 12-Nov. 27, Dec. 14-24 and Dec. 26-27, Oct. 3-17, Oct. 17-Nov. 27, Dec. 14-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 27, Oct. 10-17, Oct. 24-Nov. 27, Dec. 14-24 and Dec. 26-7, Oct. 10-17, Dec. 14-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 27, Open Season, excluding Sundays and the regular firearms deer season. BLACK BEAR, ARCHERY (WMU 5B): Oct. 3-Nov. 14. Common sense. OPOSSUM, STRIPED SKUNKS and WEASELS: No closed season, except Sundays. COMMON SNIPE: Oct. 17-Nov. 27, and Dec. 14-23. TOOLS FOR TRAPPERS: The Game Commission and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources have teamed up to create an interactive map for Pennsylvania hunters. The current season began Sept. 1 and runs through March 31. One antlerless deer with each required antlerless license or permit. For specific dates within your region, visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission website. 3 daily, 9 in possession. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year. 2 daily, 6 in possession. Seasons and bag limits for license year July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022 will be proposed at the January 2021 meeting of the Board of Game Commissioners. COYOTES: No closed season. Bag game large and small during the Pennsylvania hunting seasons. At their spring meeting, the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s board of commissioners voted unanimously to hold a porcupine season. From this story on abc27.com: The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners has given final approval to a specific hunting season for porcupines. SPRING GOBBLER (Bearded bird only): Special season for eligible junior hunters, with required license, and mentored youth – April 24, 2021. Daily limit for scaup varies; see below. ELK (Antlered or Antlerless): Nov. 2-7. North Zone: Ducks, sea ducks, coots and mergansers, Oct. 10-24, and Nov. 17 – Jan. 9. Pennsylvania state officials are set to announce 'open season' on porcupines … One antlered deer per hunting license year. BLACK BEAR (WMUs 2B, 5B, 5C and 5D): Nov. 30-Dec. 12. Hunters took about 10,000 that first year. January 2021 meeting of the Board of Game Commissioners, Special Requests to Use State Game Lands Information, Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP). Keystone State. And the official Pennsylvania Game Commission mobile app provides official information for Pennsylvania hunters and trappers.. Limited Trapping Opportunity at Middle Creek: Applications will be accepted electronically … DEER, ANTLERLESS SPECIAL FIREARMS (Statewide): Oct. 22-24. DEER, ARCHERY (Antlered and Antlerless) WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D: Sept. 19-Nov. 14; Sunday, Nov. 15; Nov. 16-27 and Dec. 26-Jan. 23, 2021. Unlimited. Only 1 spring gobbler may be taken during this hunt. One fisher per license year. Pennsylvania Game Commission mobile app provides official information for Pennsylvania hunters and trappers. Male and female pheasants may be taken in all WMUs. But under the new rules, hunters will be allowed a maximum of three porcupines a day, and 10 porcupines a season. The state Game Commission today is poised to declare open season on porcupines. SQUIRRELS, Red, Gray, Black and Fox (Combined): Sept. 12-Nov. 27; Dec. 14-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 27 (6 daily, 18 possession). Pennsylvania game officials on Tuesday approved a hunting season for porcupines -- spiky, slow-moving animals that have grown in number and angered residents who say … The porcupine is a blackish, quill-armored, slow-moving rodent with an appetite for tree bark and salt. But in Pennsylvania, the porcupine might have to contend with a whole new class of predator. BLACK BEAR, MUZZLELOADER (Statewide): Oct. 17-24. Northwest Zone: Ducks, sea ducks, coots and mergansers, Oct. 10-Dec. 12, and Dec. 29-Jan. 2. The bag limit is 10 per season, but of the few hunters who target them, by far most only kill one to three a year. First off, I have zero problems with anyone trapping on public lands, but any idiot who puts traps directly off of a well-travelled public path is asking for it. HARRISBURG, PA - The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today set hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for the 2016-17 license year, which begins July 1.. A list of all seasons and bag limits appears at the end of this news release. COYOTES and FOXES, CABLE RESTRAINTS (Statewide): Dec. 26-Feb. 21. You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. **Season dates vary by zone and antlered/antlerless takes. Only one elk may be taken during the license year. And, said Lovallo, many stomach-content tests on bobcats in large-scale studies of the feline in Pennsylvania in the 1990s turned up porcupine quills in the stomach linings of the cats. There is no open season for taking pheasants in Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas, except within the Central Susquehanna Wild Pheasant Recovery Area, as authorized by executive order. One antlerless deer with each required antlerless license or permit. BOBCATS (WMUs 2A, 2B 2C, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D and 4E): Dec. 19-Jan. 10. During any big game season, coyotes may be taken while lawfully hunting big game or with a furtaker license. SQUIRRELS, Red, Gray, Black and Fox (Combined): Special season for eligible junior hunters, with or without required license, and mentored youth – Sept. 12-26 (6 daily, 18 in possession limit after first day). BLACK BEAR (Statewide): Nov. 21; Sunday, Nov. 22; and Nov. 23-24. BLACK BEAR, ARCHERY (WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D): Sept. 19-Nov. 27. There is no open season for taking pheasants in Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas, except within the Central Susquehanna Wild Pheasant Recovery Area, as authorized by executive order. BRANT (All Zones): Oct. 10-Dec. 7. The commission adopted a porcupine season starting in 2011. Conservation Hunt: Feb. 22 – April 23; 25 daily, no possession limit. Mobile App: The official South Zone: Ducks, sea ducks, coots and mergansers, Oct. 17-24, and Nov. 17 - Jan. 16. Participants must pass cable restraint certification course. PORCUPINES: Oct. 10-Jan. 30, 2021. Other exceptions are included with species seasons below. Male and female pheasants may be taken in all WMUs. PHEASANT: Special season for eligible junior hunters, with or without required license – Oct. 10-17 (2 daily, 6 in possession). HARES (SNOWSHOE RABBITS) OR VARYING HARES: Dec. 26-Jan. 1, in all WMUs (1 daily, 3 possession). Areas inside the goose hunting areas at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area and State Game Lands 46 have a season limit of one. No limit. For more information on purchasing hunting permits, regional regulations and other hunting needs, visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission website. An antlerless deer with each required antlerless license or permit. The 1812 Schooner Porcupine is currently under construction in the Bayfront Maritime Center boatshop in Erie, PA. Porcupine will sail as the Schoolship for Presque Isle Bay, offering a range of educational, vocational, and recreational opportunities. WOODCOCK: Oct. 17-Nov. 27, and Dec. 14-23. Hunter harvest of porcupines has been 10,000 and 15,000 annually, according to the game take survey, Lovallo told commissioners. BLACK BEAR (WMUs 1B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E and 5A): Nov. 30-Dec. 5. MINKS and MUSKRATS: Nov. 21-Jan. 10. An antlerless deer with each required antlerless license or permit. RACCOONS and FOXES: Oct. 24-Feb. 20, unlimited. No limit. North Zone: 1 scaup daily, Oct. 10-24 and Nov. 17-Dec. 17; 2 scaup daily, Dec. 18-Jan.9, South Zone: 1 scaup daily, Oct. 17-24 and Nov. 17-Dec. 24; 2 scaup daily, Dec. 25-Jan. 16, Northwest Zone: 1 scaup daily, Oct. 10-Nov. 25; 2 scaup daily, Nov. 26-Dec. 12 and Dec. 29-Jan. 2, Lake Erie Zone: 1 scaup daily, Nov. 2-24 and Dec. 18-Jan. 9; 2 scaup daily, Nov. 25-Dec. 17. 15 daily, 45 in possession. **Start and end dates vary by region. DEER REGULAR FIREARMS (Antlered only) WMUS 1A, 1B, 2A, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4C, 4E and 5B: Nov. 28; Sunday, Nov. 29; Nov. 30-Dec. 4. ELK, LATE (Antlerless only): Jan. 2-9, 2021. No limit. Backwoods Sniper Zach recaps his hunt for a Porcupine in Pennsylvania. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year. 3 daily, 9 in possession. Porcupines seek shelter in trees, caves, rock outcroppings, hollow trees, and dense brush. Conservation Hunt: Jan. 25 – April 23; 25 daily, no possession limit. One antlered deer per hunting license year, or one antlerless deer and an additional antlerless deer with each required antlerless license or permit. Licensed furtakers may obtain one permit each. She weighed 24 pounds WILD TURKEY (Male or Female): WMUs 1A, 2A, 4A, 4B, 4D and 4E – Oct. 31-Nov. 14; WMU 1B – Oct. 31-Nov. 7; WMU 2B (Shotgun and bow and arrow only) and WMU 2C – Oct. 31-Nov. 20 and Nov. 25-27; WMUs 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D and 4C– Oct. 31-Nov. 14 and Nov. 25-27; WMU 5A – Nov. 5-7; WMU 5B – Nov. 3-5; WMUs 5C and 5D – CLOSED TO FALL TURKEY HUNTING. VIRGINIA AND SORA RAILS: Sept. 1-Nov. 20. For specific dates within your region, visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission website. They weigh 9 to 15 pounds, with bigger, older adults weighing up to 20 pounds. Fluorescent Orange Hat (New Low Profile), $8.95, and a fluorescent orange Alert Band, $4.95, are available from “The Outdoor Shop” on the PGC website at www.pgc.state.pa.us or call 1-888-888-3459. Licensed furtakers may obtain one permit each. That's an "opportunistic or incidental take," he said. (CBS/AP) HARRISBURG, Pa. - It's time to stick it to the porcupines, according to Pennsylvania hunting regulators. States including New York, New Jersey and Michigan allow porcupine hunting, whereas Pennsylvania currently protects porcupines. 24. Porcupines cannot “shoot” their quills, but the quills come out quite easily on contact. One bobcat per license year. Hunters can take six per day every day of the season. Sunday hunting: It is unlawful to hunt on Sundays except foxes, crows and coyotes. For more information on hunting within your region or in another area, visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission website. The porcupine’s growth is occurring simultaneous with hunting. Dogs never seem to learn to avoid them, so keep dogs confined or on a leash when a porcupine is in the neighborhood. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is poised to declare open season … Spring 2021 Youth Season. Unlimited. A decision expected today from the Pennsylvania Game Commission could yield porcupines the same fate as opossums, skunks, weasels, coyotes and groundhogs: a year-round hunt. Porcupine will be able to visit Erie’s smaller neighboring ports on both sides of Lake Erie that are not accessible to larger vessels. CANADA GEESE (includes WHITE-FRONTED GEESE): Exception: Areas outside of the controlled goose hunting areas at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area and State Game Lands 46 in Lebanon-Lancaster counties have a daily limit of one, and a possession limit of three during the regular Canada goose season. in Dauphin County as Pennsylvania's rifle deer hunting season opened today, Nov. 30, 2019. GALLINULES: Sept. 1-Nov. 20. DOVES: Sept. 1-Nov. 27, and Dec. 18-Jan. 2. It has hairless soles on its feet that help it climb trees. Please enable scripts and reload this page. Outside of any big game season (deer, bear, elk and turkey), coyotes may be taken with a hunting license or a furtaker license, and without wearing orange. LIGHT GEESE (Snow Geese and Ross’ Geese): HARLEQUIN DUCKS, and TUNDRA and TRUMPETER SWANS: No open season. Licensed furtakers may obtain one permit each. Regular: Oct. 20-Feb. 20; 25 daily, no possession limit. BLACK BEAR, SPECIAL FIREARMS (Statewide): Oct. 22-24, Junior and Senior License Holders, Disabled Person Permit (to use a vehicle) Holders, and Pennsylvania residents serving on active duty in U.S. Armed Services only. No limits. PORCUPINES: Oct. 10-Jan. 30, 2021. Pennsylvania offers some of the best deer hunting on the east coast. A porcupine may have as many as 30,000 quills. ... Porcupine: October 10-January 30, 2021. As told above, porcupines are classified into two classes- old world and new world. Apr. Merganser Limits: 5 daily, 15 in possession (not more than 2 hooded mergansers daily, 6 hooded in possession). It lives in forests and often can be seen hunched into what appears to be a black ball high in a tree. For specific dates within your region, visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission website. In addition, further hunting dates separate from the statewide hunting season are available in countless areas across the state. DEER, ANTLERLESS EXTENDED REGULAR FIREARMS: (Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties): Dec. 26-Jan. 23. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year. No limit. Bumper sticker seen on a vehicle along Stoney Creek Rd. CROWS: July 3-April 11, 2021, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. WOODCHUCKS (GROUNDHOGS): No closed season, except on Sundays and during the regular firearms deer seasons. DEER, ANTLERED OR ANTLERLESS FLINTLOCK (WMUs 2B, 5C, 5D): Dec. 26-Jan. 23, 2021. Short-legged and stout, a porcupine has a pronounced arch to its back. The porcupine is a rodent. One antlered deer per hunting license year. DEER, ARCHERY (Antlered and Antlerless) Statewide: Oct. 3-Nov. 14; Sunday, Nov. 15; Nov. 16-20 and Dec. 26-Jan. 18, 2021. (Second spring gobbler may be only taken by persons who possess a valid special wild turkey license.) The porcupine is North America’s second largest rodent; only the beaver is bigger. Junior and Senior License Holders, Mentored Youth Permit Holders, Disabled Person Permit (to use a vehicle) Holders, and Pennsylvania residents serving on active duty in U.S. Armed Services only, with required antlerless license or permit. PHEASANT: Oct. 24-Nov. 27, Dec. 14-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 27 (2 daily, 6 in possession). At this time, they secrete a thick mucus which mixes with … Trapping Seasons Also included are persons who have reached or will reach their 65th birthday in the year of the application for a license and hold a valid adult license, or qualify for license and fee exemptions under section 2706. Porcupines’ back, sides, and tail are covered with thousands of stiff, needle-like, finely barbed hairs (quills) for defense. RABBIT (Cottontail) Special season for eligible junior hunters, with or without required license: Oct. 3-Oct. 17 (4 daily, 12 possession). It has a round body, small ears and a small head. One antlered deer per hunting license year, or one antlerless deer and an additional antlerless deer with each required antlerless license or permit. RIVER OTTERS (WMUs 1A, 1B, 2F, 3C and 3D): Feb. 13-20, 2021. Oct 4, 2013 - Archives and past articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com. Pennsylvania's first porcupine season opened Sept. 1, 2011, and is slated to run through March 31. Males are larger than females. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year. BEAVERS (Statewide): Dec. 19-March 31 (Limits vary depending on WMU). No limit. One antlerless deer with each required antlerless license or permit. (3 daily, season limit of 10). Regular: Oct. 13-Feb. 13; 25 daily, no possession limit. Proudly founded in 1681 as a place of tolerance and freedom. The period when the hunting season is closed coincides with the time of year when porcupines birth and rear their young. My Pennsylvania porcupine taken on November 23 2012 with a .22 single shot rifle. DEER REGULAR FIREARMS (Antlered and Antlerless) WMUS 1A, 1B, 2A, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4C, 4E and 5B: Dec. 5-12. The North American porcupine is found in New England, the upper Midwest and western United States and most of Canada. DEER, ANTLERLESS (Military Bases): Hunting permitted on days established by the U.S. Department of the Army at Letterkenny Army Depot, Franklin County; New Cumberland Army Depot, York County; and Fort Detrick, Raven Rock Site, Adams County. 2020-21 Pocket Guide of Seasons & Bag Limits (PDF) A Pocket Guide can be printed on legal-size paper (8.5 x 14 inches), and contains general hunting regulations, hunting hours, fluorescent orange requirements, a map of the Wildlife Management Units, and season dates and bag limits. One antlered deer per hunting license year. One antlered deer per hunting license year. They active all year long, primarily at night. Lake Erie Zone: Ducks, sea ducks, coots and mergansers, Nov. 2-Jan. 9. 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