Pennsylvania Migratory Bird Seasons

In a hunting state like Pennsylvania there are always deadlines that need to be approved, rules and regulation that must go through the chain of command. It can be a bit of a whirlwind to keep track of all the things going on, especially if you’re fond of different types of hunting. It seems that hunting news in this state happens at the speed of light, certainly faster than any animal you might encounter in the wilderness! With that said, the most recent news concerns Pennsylvania’s migratory bird seasons, as discussed in The Morning Call!

Gary R. Blockus writes, “Pennsylvania’s early migratory bird seasons have been approved, and dove hunters will need to pay particular attention to the dates on which seasons start and end. Dove-season segments have been restructured this year so that doves may be hunted throughout the early small-game season. But that means dove season will close briefly prior to the start of small-game season, then re-open.”

Basically, we suggest you do your best to stay organized. Migratory bird seasons can get especially tricky; you really need to know when the various seasons start and end. You don’t want to be mixing up your birds. After all, there is a lot of closing and then reopening. So here are the dates:

• Dove season opens Sept 1 and runs through Oct. 10
• After a seven day break, dove season reopens on Oct. 17
• Oct. 17 also marks the start of squirrel, grouse, rabbit, pheasant, and quail season, which end Nov. 28
• Last, but certainly not least, the FINAL dove season segment runs Dec. 26 through Jan. 1

See what we mean? That’s a lot to keep an eye on, but don’t worry; Tioga Boar Hunting has your back!