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Pennsylvania Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 16 – 
February 28, 2017
Pennsylvania Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$20.90

Non-Resident License Fees:
$101.90
7-Day $31.90 

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*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
Ruffed Grouse

Pennsylvania Ruffed Grouse Season

October 15 – November 26, 2016 and December 12 – December 24, 2016 and December 26 – Janauary 21, 2017

 Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Pennsylvania Bobwhite Quail Season

October 22 – November 26, 2016

Limits: 4 per day, 12 possession

*in select areas

Woodcock

Pennsylvania Woodcock Season

October 15 – November 26, 2016

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Pennsylvania

October 22 – November 26, 2016 and December 12 – December 24, 2016 and December 26 – February 28, 2017

 Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession

*in select areas

Public Land Ptarmigan

To the Edge with Friends and Dogs

We all have limits. But that edge is never static. It’s a river that rages perilously close or meanders docile and aimless in the distance. Most people are perfectly comfortable keeping a healthy distance—there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But there is something about that torrent that is captivating and revealing. What we see … Read more

Brian Koch
Lab with Ptarmigan

Whitetailed Demons

Something is wrong with me. Any other sane bird hunter would have packed up and moved to the interior where the bird numbers and density are greater. But I’m entrenched in the Kenai and I can’t get away from it. I’ve shot a Whitetailed Ptarmigan already. I’ve seen where they live. I know their confounding … Read more

Brian Koch
Drought Image

Upland Birds Seeing Red

The US Drought Monitor Map gives a pretty depressing view for more than half the country. There is a distinct yellow to deep red tone painting most of the areas west of the Mississippi and south of the Oregon Trail. The Drought Monitor uses a number of factors – soil moisture, streamflow, precipitation and more … Read more

Brian Koch