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Turkey SeaSonS, Bag LimiTS & reguLaTionS
Only one turkey may be taken in each season, except for those hunters
who possess a second license for the spring season, in which case a second
bearded bird can be taken. Only one bird may be harvested per day, however. A second turkey license can be purchased before the start of the
regular spring turkey season (by May 1, 2015) from any issuing agent
or on the Game Commission website (www.pgc.state.pa.us).

FaLL Turkey SeaSon (maLe or FemaLe):
WMU 1B
WMU 2B (Shotgun, archery only)
WMUs 1A, 2A, 2D, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B & 3C
WMUs 2C, 2E, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D & 4E
WMU 5A
WMUs 5B, 5C & 5D

Nov. 1-8 & Nov. 27-29
Nov. 1-21 & Nov. 27-29
Nov. 1-15 & Nov. 27-29
Nov. 1-21 & Nov. 27-29
Nov. 6-8

Closed to fall hunting

Spring goBBLer SeaSon:

May 2-30, 2015

Statewide. Only turkeys with visible beards are legal. Hunting by calling
only - no stalking - one-half hour before sunrise until noon from May 2
through May 16, and then from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half
hour after sunset from May 18 through May 30. Hunters are asked to be
out of the woods by 1 p.m when closing time is noon.

2 steel or No. 4 of any other U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serviceapproved nontoxic shot. The fall seasons in WMU 2B (and
the Allegheny County portion of 2A) are limited to shotguns
and long, recurve, compound bows or crossbows.

armS & ammuniTion:
Spring Gobbler Season: 1) Manually operated and semiautomatic shotguns limited to a three-shell capacity in the
chamber and magazine combined; 2) Muzzleloading shotguns
of all types and gauges; 3) Long, recurve, compound bows
(minimum draw weight of 35 pounds) or crossbows with
legal broadheads (see broadhead requirements in fall season
section).
Fine shot no larger than No. 4 lead, No. 2 steel or No. 4
of any other approved nontoxic shot. Rifle/shotgun combination guns may be used if ammunition is limited to shotgun
shells. Carrying or using single-projectile ammunition, rifles
or handguns is unlawful.

FLuoreScenT orange requiremenTS:

Youngsters under 12 participating in the Mentored Youth Hunting
Program also can hunt on the Youth Spring Turkey Hunt day. Only one
turkey may be taken by mentored youth hunters in the spring. Also, an
adult mentor can transfer one fall turkey tag to a mentored youth. See
the Mentored Youth Program section elsewhere in the Digest for details.

Fall Season: Turkey hunters must wear at least 250 square
inches of fluorescent orange on the head, chest and back
combined, visible 360 degrees at all times when moving.
May be removed at a stationary calling location, providing a
minimum of 100 square inches of fluorescent orange is posted
within 15 feet of the location and is visible 360 degrees.
* Exception: In WMU 2B, which is limited to hunting
with shotguns and bows and arrows, hunters when moving
must wear a hat containing a minimum of 100 square inches
of solid fluorescent orange material, visible 360 degrees at all
times. While fluorescent orange is not required in this zone
at stationary calling locations, it is strongly recommended.
Spring Season: Fluorescent orange is not required but is
recommended when moving.

reguLaTionS:

Tagging, reporTing requiremenTS:

youTh Spring Turkey hunT:

April 25, 2015

Statewide. Bearded birds only. Eligible junior hunters only with the
required license and accompanied by an adult as required by law (see
License Information section). The hunt will observe early season spring
gobbler hours, starting one half hour before sunrise until noon. Only one
bearded bird is legal.

menTored youTh hunTing program:

In both spring and fall seasons, it is unlawful to possess or use live turkeys
as decoys, or to drive or use electronic callers or devices. Dogs can be
used to hunt turkeys during the fall season but not during the spring.
Blinds: The use of turkey blinds is legal under the following definition:
Any artificial or manufactured turkey blind consisting of all manmade
materials of sufficient density to block the detection of movement within
the blind from an observer outside the blind. Artificial or manufactured
turkey blinds consisting of all manmade materials means blinds must be
constructed of plastic, nylon, canvas, cotton cloth, plywood or other
manmade materials. Blinds made by piling rocks, logs, branches, etc. are
unlawful. The blind must completely enclose the hunter on all four sides
and from above to block the detection of movement within the blind.
When fluorescent orange is required at a stationary calling location in
fall seasons, at least 100 square inches must be displayed outside the blind
and within 15 feet of the blind, visible 360 degrees.

armS & ammuniTion:
Fall Season: 1) Manually operated rifles and handguns, including rimfires;
2) Manually operated and semi-automatic shotguns limited to a threeshell capacity in the chamber and magazine combined; 3) Muzzleloading
shotguns, rifles and handguns; and 4) Long, recurve, compound bows
(minimum draw weight of 35 pounds) or crossbows with a broadhead
that has an outside diameter or width of at least 7/8 of an inch with at
least two cutting edges located on the same plane throughout the length
of the cutting surface, and may not exceed 3.25 inches in length.
Single-projectile ammunition or shot no larger than No. 4 lead, No.

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Successful turkey hunters must follow all instructions printed
on tags supplied with licenses. Separate tags are provided for fall
and spring seasons. The turkey must be tagged immediately after
harvest and before the carcass is moved. The tag must be securely
attached to a leg until the bird is prepared for consumption or
mounting. Once you have used your tag, it is unlawful to possess
it in the field. Also, please remember to remove your old hunting license from your possession while in the field. If you keep
your old licenses with you while hunting you may accidentally
use a tag from a previous year and unwittingly violate the law.
Turkey hunters must report harvests to the PGC in Harrisburg
within 10 days (5 days for mentored youth hunters), online at
the Game Commission's website, www. pgc.state.pa.us, or using
a postage-paid report card supplied in this Digest. In addition to
other information, hunters are asked to identify the WMU where
the bird was taken. Hunters also can report their turkey harvest
over the telephone through the Interactive Voice Response
(IVR) system by calling 1-855-PAHUNT1 (1-855-724-8681).
Sportsmen will need to have their license and their copy of
the carcass tag attached to the harvested turkey available to
complete the call. Sportsmen should record the confirmation
number supplied by the IVR system for the turkey reported.
Hunters who purchase a second spring gobbler license have
a mandatory reporting requirement, regardless of whether they
harvest a bird using this special license.
For more details, see the "Tagging, Transporting & Reporting"
section under "Big Game Regulations" in this Digest.

Pennsylvania Game Commission


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