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Pennsylvania 2018 Deer Rifle Hunting Season Opens Nov 26

Submitted by:  Backcountry Press Outdoor News 
Posted on: 10/30/18
News # -11977

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During Fiream Season
  • Manually operated centerfire rifles, handguns and shotguns with all-lead bullet or ball, or a bullet designed to expand on impact
  • Semiautomatic centerfire shotguns that propel singleprojectile ammunition.
  • Muzzleloading long guns of any type, 44 caliber or larger, or a muzzleloading handgun 50 caliber or larger; and
  • Long, recurve or compound bows and crossbows with broadheads of cutting-edge design.

During the regular and special deer seasons, and any extensions of these seasons, all hunters must wear at least 250 square inches of fluorescent orange on the head, chest and back combined (example: orange cap and coat/vest visible 360 degrees). Camouflage fluorescent orange may satisfy this regulation if the total orange content is at least 250 square inches.


Flintlock -- Antlered & Antlerless 
  • Dec. 26-Jan. 12 - Statewide
  • Dec. 26-Jan. 26 - WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D

Extended Firearms -- Dec. 26-Jan. 26
Antlerless Only  - Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery & Philadelphia Counties

For more infomation on deer hunting see; 2018-19 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest

Stock Image  courtesy of MI fish & game

The Pennsylvania 2018 two-week firearms season for deer will open statewide on the Monday following Thanksgiving. The statewide season this year runs from Nov. 26 to Dec. 8. 

A general hunting license is required to hunt in any season. One antlered deer per license year can be taken with a general hunting license.

An unused, antlered deer harvest tag from a general hunting license can be used to take an antlerless deer during the after Christmas flintlock muzzleloader season. 

Hunters in different parts of the state are required to observe different rules regarding the number of points an antlered deer must have and when during the season hunters may harvest antlerless deer. for more infomration see; 2018-19 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest

CWD management  area DMA 4 encompasses 346 square miles in northeastern Lancaster County, southeastern Lebanon County and western Berks County.

Pennsylvania 2018 Deer Rifle Hunting Season Opens Nov 26