Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today set hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits April 10, 2015

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Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today set hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits April 10, 2015 PGC News
... The board voted to allocate 746,500 antlerless deer licenses statewide... The board also directed that 13,500 antlerless permits be made available to hunt and harvest deer within Disease Management Area 2, which in the 2015-16 license year will include parts of Bedford, Blair, Huntingdon, Cambria, Fulton and Somerset counties. This is the second year for the permit, which is meant to reduce antlerless deer numbers in the only area of the state where chronic wasting disease has been detected among free-ranging deer... The board on Friday also voted to issue 116 elk licenses (21 antlered, 95 antlerless) for the 2015 hunt.  The licenses again will be awarded by lottery, and the deadline to enter the drawing is July 31.  Elk applications cost $10.70 ...


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