Tag Archives: 2009/2010 Hunting Regulations

PA Antlerless Deer Application Date 3 Weeks Sooner This Year

This year “the [Pennsylvania] Game Commission will begin selling licenses [on] June 15.” After which one month later county treasurers will begin accepting antlerless deer applications on July 13. So, make sure you remember to buy your hunting license early this year otherwise you may miss out on your antlerless deer tag if your WMU sells out fast.

Below is the “2009 Antlerless Deer License Application Schedule” from the PGC’s site

Monday, July 13: First day resident antlerless deer license applications accepted by County Treasurers (Mail Only)

Monday, July 27: First day nonresident antlerless deer license applications accepted by County Treasurers (Mail Only)

Monday, August 3: If antlerless deer licenses are still available, County Treasurers accept antlerless deer license applications from residents and nonresidents for unsold tags (Mail Only – first round, one unsold tag per applicant)

For WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D only, applicants may apply for an unlimited number of unsold tags, by mail only, limit of three applications per envelope.

Monday, August 17: If antlerless deer licenses are still available, County Treasurers accept antlerless deer license applications from residents and nonresidents for a second unsold tag (Mail Only)

Monday, August 24: Over-the-counter sales begin for applicants who desire antlerless deer licenses (unlimited) in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D

Monday, Sept. 14: Regular and first round unsold licenses are scheduled to be mailed

to successful applicants

Monday, Sept. 28: Second round unsold licenses are scheduled to be mailed to successful applicants

Monday, Nov. 2: If antlerless deer licenses are still available and the applicant has not exceeded his/her license limit, County Treasurers accept antlerless deer license applications over-the-counter

Antlerless deer licenses are issued without restrictions or regard to the Commonwealth applicant’s county of residence.

http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/pgc/cwp/view.asp?a=511&q=176494#antlerless

Crossbows Legal In 2009-10 Archery Deer And Bear Season

When I was browsing the PGC’s website today I found this:

BOARD APPROVES EXPANDED USE OF CROSSBOWS

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to expand the lawful use of crossbows to include both the archery deer and bear seasons for the 2009-10 seasons…”

Awhile back I had heard they were going to try to get crossbows approved and now it seems they did. While shooting with a crossbow would probably be more consistent it will still not be quite the same as rifle with a scope, because “magnifying scopes” will be prohibited on bows and crossbows during deer and bear archery seasons.

Another change the board approved was to stop the use of crossbows during muzzleloader season. “…also would remove the lawful use of crossbows during the October muzzleloader or late flintlock muzzleloader season…”

The full article and more detailed information can be found on the PGC’s site here.