Pennsylvania Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 13 – 
February 28, 2019
Pennsylvania Bird Hunting

Resident License Fees:
$20.90

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

Pheasant Permit:
$26.90

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*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
 

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State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Ruffed Grouse

Pennsylvania Ruffed Grouse Season

October 13 – November 24, 2018 and December 10 – December 24, 2018

 Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Pennsylvania Bobwhite Quail Season

October 13 – November 24, 2018 and December 10 – December 24, 2018 and December 26 – February 28, 2019

Limits: 8 per day, 24 possession

*in select areas

Woodcock

Pennsylvania Woodcock Season

October 13 – November 24, 2018 and December 10 – 18, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Pennsylvania Pheasant Season

October 20- November 24, 2018 and December 10 – December 24, 2018 and December 26 – February 28, 2019

 Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession

*in select areas

Bird Hunting Buddies

Upland with Friends

It’s easy for me to get caught up in this solo pursuit. The rhythm of walking to the horizon with shotgun in hand appeals to my obsessive nature. Shut out the world and follow the dogs. Simple. Quiet. Rewarding. But decades ago I came to be a bird hunter because of friends sharing their experience … Read more

South Dakota Hunting

South Dakota’s Ringed Circus (part 1)

It may not be the greatest show on Earth, but for those in pursuit of the  Chinese Rooster it’s not far from it. I rolled into the Black Hills of western Dakota a week before the trumpeted pheasant opener in order to get some spring back in the legs and give Wyatt, my black lab … Read more