Pennsylvania set to adopt 2017-18 hunting, trapping seasons

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its second quarterly meeting of 2017 on Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28 at the Game Commission’s Harrisburg headquarters.

Doors will open at 7:45 a.m. local time each day, with the meetings being called to order at 8:30 a.m.

On Monday, March 27, individuals interested in offering public testimony – limited to five minutes – may register on a first-come, first-to-speak basis. PowerPoint presentations are not permitted during the public-comment period.

Following the close of the public-comment period, the commissioners will hear reports from staff, including staff recommendations on antlerless deer license and elk license allocations.

Then on Tuesday, March 28, the board will take up its prepared agenda to give final approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for 2017-18, and allocate 2017-18 antlerless deer licenses and elk licenses.

The agenda for the March 28 meeting is available at the Game Commission’s website, Under “Quick Clicks,” on the left side of the homepage, select “Meetings of the Board & Upcoming Events,” then click the link labeled “agenda.”

The Game Commission’s headquarters is located at 2001 Elmerton Avenue, just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County.

Those unable to attend the meeting can watch much of it from home. The meeting is scheduled to be live-streamed beginning Monday morning, immediately following the conclusion of public comments. The livestream can be accessed through the agency’s website,, though viewers will need to log in to a free account to access the stream. In addition, the full board meeting on Tuesday is to be live-streamed beginning at 8:30 a.m.

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