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Pennsylvania Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 14 – 
February 28, 2018
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
Ruffed Grouse

Pennsylvania Ruffed Grouse Season

October 14 – November 25, 2017 and December 11 – December 23, 2017

 Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Pennsylvania Bobwhite Quail Season

October 14 – November 28, 2017

Limits: 8 per day, 24 possession

*in select areas

Woodcock

Pennsylvania Woodcock Season

October 14 – November 25, 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Pennsylvania Pheasant Season

October 21- November 25, 2017 and December 11 – December 23, 2017 and December 26 – February 28, 2018

 Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession

*in select areas

Late Season Bobwhite

3000 Miles for One Bird

The sun is dipping into the horizon and the thermometer reads 19° when the dogs and I return to the truck after hunting the final day of upland season in Kansas. A quick check of the fitness band reveals I’ve hiked over 12 miles in eight inches of new snowfall. The dogs never stopped hunting … Read more

Brian Koch
Dogs on Water Break

On the Road Again

Driving endless hours. It’s the not-so-glamourous part of this upland hunting pursuit. Thankfully the days afield tend to erase the days of pavement. The two longest drives of the year are always the first and last of the season. The anticipation of getting underway and the dread of completion make the toughest slogs. The 4,200 … 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