Final 2016-17 Hunting/Trapping Seasons Approved April 5, 2016 Pennsylvania

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Final 2016-17 Hunting/Trapping Seasons Approved April 5, 2016 Pennsylvania, PGC News
... The board voted to allocate 748,000 antlerless deer licenses statewide...  The board also voted to issue 124 elk licenses (25 antlered, 99 antlerless) for the 2016 hunt.  The licenses again will be awarded by lottery, and the deadline to enter the drawing is July 31...The Board of Game Commissioners adopted a slate of deer seasons for 2016-17, retaining a split, five-day antlered deer season (Nov. 28-Dec. 2) and seven-day concurrent season (Dec. 3-10) in 18 Wildlife Management Units... The board retained the same antler restrictions by which adult and senior license holders have abided since the 2011-12 seasons. It remains the “three-up” on one side, not counting a brow tine, provision for the western Wildlife Management Units of 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B and 2D, and the three points on one side in all other WMUs. 


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