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Deer SeaSonS & Bag LimitS reguLar FirearmS Deer SeaSon:
Antler Restriction Definition, Wildlife Management Units
WMUs 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3B, 3C, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D & 4E:
Three points off the main beam on one side, including the main beam
Antlered Only: Dec. 1-5
counted as one of the points ("Three Up"), excluding the brow tine (the
Antlered & Antlerless: Dec. 6-13
point immediately above the antler burr): WMUs 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B & 2D
Three or more points to one antler: All other WMUs
WMUs 1A, 1B, 2B, 3A, 3D, 5A, 5B, 5C & 5D:
Exceptions: In all WMUs, junior license holders, mentored youth hunters,
Antlered & Antlerless Deer: Dec. 1-13
disabled persons permit (to use a vehicle) holders and residents serving on
active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces - which includes the U.S. Coast
Guard - two or more points to one antler, or one antler 3 inches or more
reguLationS (Arms & Ammunition)
in length. Senior License holders must abide by antler restrictions.
A Legal Point: An antler projection of at least one inch in length from Firearms Deer Seasons: 1) Manually operated centerfire rifles, handbase to tip, including brow tines. Main beam shall be counted as a point guns and shotguns with all-lead bullet or ball, or a bullet designed
to expand on impact; 2) muzzleloading long guns of any type, 44
regardless of length.
Antlerless Deer: A deer without antlers, or a deer with antlers, both of caliber or larger, or a muzzleloading handgun 50 caliber or larger;
and 3) long, recurve or compound and crossbows with broadheads of
which are less than three inches in length.
Protected Deer: A deer not defined as an antlered deer or an antlerless deer. cutting-edge design. Buckshot is illegal, except in Southeast Special
Regulations Area.
Limit: One legal antlered deer per license year. One antlerless deer with
Archery Deer Seasons: Long, recurve, compound bows (minimum
each valid WMU specific antlerless license.
draw weight of 35 pounds), and crossbows with broadheads of cuttingField Possession Limit: When multiple harvests of deer per day are authorized, only one deer at a time may be taken (except in Special Regulations edge design. An arrow and crossbow bolt must be equipped with a
Areas). Before attempting to take an additional deer, the first deer shall broadhead not more than 3.25 inches long and at least 7/8 inches
wide, with at least two cutting edges on the same plane throughout
be lawfully tagged.
Archery: Antlered & Antlerless Statewide:
Oct. 4-Nov. 15 & Dec. 26-Jan. 10, 2015
Archery: Antlerless Only (WMUs 2B, 5C & 5D):
Sept. 20-Oct. 3 & Nov. 17-29
Archery: Antlered & Antlerless (WMUs 2B, 5C & 5D):
Jan. 12-24, 2015
Special Antlerless Only - Firearms: Oct. 23-25

Only Junior and Senior License holders (Also, persons, residents and nonresidents, who have reached or will reach their 65th birthday in year of license
application and either hold a valid adult license, or qualify for license and fee
exemptions under section 2706), Disabled Person Permit (to use a vehicle)
holders and Pennsylvania residents serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed
Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines Coast Guard). Arms and ammunition
permitted during the Regular Firearms Deer Seasons can be used in this season.

the length of the cutting surface. Magnifying scopes and red dot
sights can be used on crossbows. Persons hunting deer in the archery
seasons may not possess a firearm, except those individuals who have
a License to Carry Firearms permit, and then only those firearms
authorized by the permit (most sporting arms are not authorized).
Muzzleloading firearms also can be carried by bowhunters during any
muzzleloading season, providing the hunter has an archery license
and a muzzleloader license and meets the fluorescent orange requirements of the muzzleloader season.
Flintlock Muzzleloader Season: Flintlock ignition, single-barrel
long gun, 44 caliber or larger, or 50 caliber or larger handgun, using
single- projectile ammunition. It is unlawful to use telescopic sights.
Peep sights are permitted.
October Antlerless Muzzleloader Season: Any single-barrel muzzleloader long gun with flintlock, percussion or in-line ignition, 44 cal.
or larger, or 50 cal. or larger handgun. Scope sights permitted.

Regular Firearms Deer Season: The designated period of time FLuoreScent orange requirementS
when deer may be hunted and taken by any person who possesses Antlered & Antlerless: During the regular and special deer seasons, and
a General Hunting License or a General Hunting License and any extensions of these seasons, all hunters must wear at least 250 square
Antlerless License.
inches of fluorescent orange on the head, chest and back combined
WMUs 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3B, 3C, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D & 4E:
Antlered Only: Dec. 1-5
Antlered & Antlerless: Dec. 6-13
WMUs 1A, 1B, 2B, 3A, 3D, 5A, 5B, 5C & 5D:
Antlered & Antlerless Deer: Dec. 1-13
Antlerless - Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery
& Philadelphia counties: Dec. 26-Jan. 24, 2015
This is a firearms season, and Special Regulations Area restrictions
apply. Only bows are permitted in Philadelphia County.
Antlerless - Muzzleloader: Oct. 18-25
Must have a muzzleloader license.
Flintlock Muzzleloader (Antlered or Antlerless) Statewide: Dec. 26-Jan.
10, 2015, One antlered deer per hunting license year or one antlerless deer
and an additional antlerless deer with each valid WMU specific antlerless
license. Must have a muzzleloader license.
Flintlock Muzzleloader (Antlered & Antlerless): Dec. 26-Jan. 24, 2015
in WMUs 2B, 5C & 5D.
An antlerless deer license is valid only in the Wildlife Management Unit designated. The use or attempted use of an antlerless license in another WMU is
a violation of the law. During the after Christmas flintlock season, an unused
buck tag can be used to harvest one antlerless deer anywhere in the state. A
WMU-specific antlerless license is required for each additional antlerless deer
harvested.

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(example: orange cap and coat/vest visible 360 degrees). Camouflage
fluorescent orange may satisfy this regulation if the total orange content
is at least 250 square inches.
Archers: During the Sept. 20-Oct. 3 archery season in WMUs 2B, 5C
& 5D, and the first two weeks of early archery season, and during the
late after-Christmas season, bowhunters are not required to wear fluorescent orange. When the early archery season overlaps with the October
muzzleloader/special antlerless firearms season, archers are required to
wear 250 square inches of fluorescent orange clothing while moving
about or relocating. They may remove their orange clothing providing
100 square inches of fluorescent orange material is placed within 15 feet
of their location and is visible 360 degrees when on stand. Finally, during
overlap with fall turkey season, archery deer hunters (and bear hunters
during the designated archery bear season) must wear a hat containing
a minimum of 100 square inches of solid fluorescent orange material
while moving about or relocating. The orange hat may be removed when
the hunter is stationary, or on stand. See the Special Regulations Areas
section for more details.
Muzzleloader Deer: During the late flintlock deer season, muzzleloader
hunters are not required to wear or display fluorescent orange. However,
during the October antlerless muzzleloader deer season, hunters are
required to wear the same 250 square inches of fluorescent orange required
of all big game season hunters. See the Special Regulation Areas section
for more details.
Tagging, Reporting Requirements:
See tagging and reporting in the "Big Game Regulations" section.

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