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Monday, April 15th, 2024

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Monday, April 15th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Pennsylvania Game Commission board considers bear, turkey season changes

According to agency data, the Pennsylvania 2023 bear harvest totaled 2,919, down from the 2022 harvest of 3,170 and the first time since 2007 the overall harvest failed to top 3,000. (Stock photo)

On the heels of the lowest bear harvest since 2007, the Pennsylvania Game Commission board was expected to approve a measure to scale back the muzzleloader portion of the season during its meeting Jan. 27.
A change included in the seasons and bag limits framework for the 2024-25 hunting reduced the October muzzleloader season for bears to three days. According to the meeting agenda, the move is designed to reduce harvest rates on female bears and promote stabilization of the population.

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