In an effort to expand hunting opportunities for Pennsylvania hunters, it is legal to hunt on three select Sundays this November. Sunday hunting has long been permitted for foxes, coyotes and crows during open seasons.
The expanded Sunday hunting opportunities are only open on the following dates for the following species:
- Sunday, Nov. 14 – Deer (archery), Bear (archery in WMUs 2B, 5B, 5C and 5D only), Squirrel, Pheasant, Rabbit, Grouse, Bobwhite Quail, Woodchuck, Crow, Raccoon, Fox, Coyote, Opossum, Striped Skunk, Weasel and Porcupine.
- Sunday, Nov. 21 – Bear, Deer (archery in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D only), Squirrel, Pheasant, Rabbit, Grouse, Bobwhite Quail, Woodchuck, Crow, Raccoon, Fox, Coyote, Opossum, Striped Skunk, Weasel and Porcupine. Coyote hunters, during any big-game season, must follow big-game orange requirements.
- Sunday, Nov. 28 – Deer, Bear, Raccoon, Fox and Coyote. Raccoons and foxes must be hunted only after legal hunting hours for deer. Coyote hunters, during any big-game season, must follow big-game orange requirements. Crows may not be hunted during the Regular Deer Firearms season.
*Turkeys and migratory game birds may not be hunted on any of these three Sundays. Other game that’s in season may be hunted on these three Sundays.
On these three Sundays, hunters on private land are required to carry written permission from the landowner. The permission slip should be signed by the landowner, and should include the hunter’s name, address and CID license number, and the landowner’s name, address and phone number. Providing contact information for the landowner is the quickest and easiest way for a game warden to verify a landowner has granted permission to a hunter. A sample permission slip is available on page 5 of the Pennsylvania Hunting and Trapping Digest or online at www.pgc.pa.gov, or save and print the digital slip below.
Courtesy of Pennsylvania Game Commission