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Friday, March 1st, 2024

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Friday, March 1st, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Pennsylvania Game Commission keeps Saturday opening day for deer season despite many lobbying for Monday opener

Commissioners kept the rifle deer season opener on Saturday after Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania when they passed the seasons and bag limits for the 2024-25 hunting season. (Stock photo by Eric Morken)
In what has become a common theme at Pennsylvania Game Commission meetings, the first day of the rifle deer season remained a controversial subject once again when the board met Jan. 27.  During a lengthy public comment period that featured 62 speakers, the American marten reintroduction plan and the first day of deer season were the dominant topics. When it came to the latter, many of the speakers – 21 – favored changing the opening day back to the first Monday after Thanksgiving, while three told the board they wanted it to remain on Saturday.
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