Pennsylvania – -(AmmoLand.com)- Through 80-degree temperatures, mid-October might have snuck up on many Pennsylvanians. But prime time for Pennsylvania hunting is upon us.
While hunting opportunities exist throughout the year in Pennsylvania, and some fall hunting seasons already are underway, the majority of seasons are entering their stretch runs toward opening day.
This weekend hosts five awaited openers – the first day of the regular squirrel and rabbit hunting seasons, the opening day of the one-week muzzleloader season for antlerless deer, and the first day of ruffed grouse and woodcock season. Saturday also is the first day of duck season in southern portions of Pennsylvania.
These openers lead the way for the Oct. 20 opening day of the pheasant season, as well as the opening days for foxes and other species. Several big-game seasons lie just beyond.
All of this means hunters will become a more common sight throughout the Commonwealth.
Statewide, hunters are reminded that hunting with a firearm is not permitted within 150 yards of any occupied structure, school, farm building or playground unless prior permission is obtained from the building’s occupants or property owners. This perimeter is known as a “safety zone,” and possessing …Read the Rest