The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced the Sunday hunt dates for this year. Hunters can go out on November 13, 20 and 27. On Sundays it is illegal to hunt except for foxes, ravens and coyotes.
On Sunday, November 13, hunters will have the option of deer and bear archery. Bears are limited to 2B, 5B, 5C and 5D of the Wildlife Management Unit only. In addition, hunting for squirrels, pheasants, rabbits, grouse, quail, marmots, ravens, raccoons, foxes, coyotes, opossums, skunks, weasels and porcupines will be allowed on that day.
On Sunday, November 20, hunters will be able to hunt bear, deer, squirrel, pheasant, rabbit, grouse, quail, groundhog, raven, raccoon, fox, coyote, opossum, striped skunk, weasel and porcupine.
On Sunday, November 27, the deer, bear, raccoon, fox and coyote hunting option will be available. If you hunt raccoons or foxes, the PGC says you should wait until the legal deer hunting hours end. Additionally, it was noted that ravens cannot be hunted in the regular deer firearm season.
The hunting commission added that it supports Senate Bill 607, which would give it full authority to regulate hunting on Sundays.
Governor Tom Wolfwhich allowed three Sundays a year to be hunted: one in rifle deer season, one in bow deer season, and a third chosen by the hunting commission. Wolf said the legislation balanced the needs of landowners while expanding opportunities for hunters who work or go to school during the week.
Other exceptions to hunting on Sundays and a list of species seasons can be found on the hunting commission’s website.