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Almost 1 Million Deer Hunters Expected in PA this Year

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Thousands of deer hunters are expected in Pennsylvania for start of hunting season.

This week about three quarters of a million deer hunters are expected in Pennsylvania to head out into the woods this week for the start of hunting season. These hunters will be jumping in with both feet as the temperatures are predicted to be around the 40s with a slight chance of rain.

Pennsylvania Game Commission says about 750,000 hunters are expected to participate on opening day of deer hunting season and expect about half of those hunters will be successful.

Due to the risk of spreading Chronic Wasting Disease, hunters are not allowed to transport high-risk deer parts outside of certain areas, including Adams, Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Clearfield, Huntingdon, Jefferson, and York counties. Chronic Wasting Disease is a neurological disease that produces small lesions in the brains of infected deer and elk.

There is about to be some serious feasting to be had in Pennsylvania this holiday season.

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Almost 1 Million Deer Hunters Expected in PA this Year