Pennsylvania Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 16 – February 28, 2022

Resident License Fees:

$20.97

Non-Resident License Fees:

$101.97
7-Day $31.97

Pheasant Permit:

$26.97

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

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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 16 – November 26, 2021 and December 13 – December 24, 2021

 Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession


Bobwhite Quail

Pennsylvania Bobwhite Quail Season

October 23 – November 14, November 15-21, November 22-26, December 13-24 and December 27  -February 28, 2022

Limits: 8 per day, 24 possession

*in select areas


Woodcock

Pennsylvania Woodcock Season

October 16 – November 26, 2021 and December 13 – 22, 2021

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession


Ring-Necked Pheasant

Pennsylvania Pheasant Season

October 23 – November 14, November 15-21, November 22-26, December 13-24 and December 27  -February 28, 2022

 Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession

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