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Pennsylvania Deer Season Could Get an Earlier Start This Season

Game Commission gives preliminary approval for Nov. 30 start date.

A tradition for those who hunt whitetail deer with firearms in Pennsylvania has been the season start date falling on the Monday after Thanksgiving. That may change with the 2019-20 season.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has given preliminary approval to move the firearm season up by two days, meaning it will now start on Saturday Nov. 30.

Moving the deer hunt to a Saturday means a 13-day season, which would include three Saturdays.

This change will allow more young sportsmen and women the opportunity to hunt, instead of having school or work commitments, as well as adults who are unable to take time off work.

The late November turkey season has been tentatively approved to end two days earlier to allow the new start date for deer.

A final vote on the proposed change will take place in April.

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