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Pennsylvania 2018 Pheasant Hunting Season is Underway

Submitted by:  Backcountry Press Outdoor News 
Posted on: 10/29/18

All adult hunters and some senior hunters who pursue pheasants in Pennsylvania are required to purchase a pheasant permit in addition to a general hunting license. Junior hunters pursuing pheasants now need a FREE permit. 

The somerset WPRA has been dissolved, and the area has been reopened to either-sex pheasant hunting.

Hunters also are reminded that fluorescent orange requirements vary depending on the species being hunted. Illustrations depicting the requirements that apply in different seasons can be found in the 2018-19 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest available online at

Stock Image courtesy of UT fish & game

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Pennsylvania 2018 Pheasant Hunting Season is Underway
Pennsylvania 2018 pheasant hunting season opened statewide Oct 20 and runs through Nov. 24. The season re-opens again Dec. 10-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 28. 

Bag limit is (2 daily, 6 possession). Male pheasants only in WMUs 4E and 5A. Male and female pheasants may be taken in all other WMUs. For more information see; 2018-19 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest

There is no open season for taking pheasants in Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas, except within the Central Susquehanna Wild Pheasant Recovery Area, as authorized by executive order.