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2013-14 seasons and bag limits
proposed

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HE	Board	of	Game	Commissioners	 at	 its	 January	 meeting	 gave	 preliminary	 approval	 to	
hunting	and	trapping	seasons	and	
bag	limits	for	2013-14.	Highlights	
include:	 allowing	 qualified	 adult	
mentors	 to	 transfer	 one	 Deer	
Management	Assistance	Program	
antlerless	 deer	 permit	 to	 a	 youth	
they	are	mentoring	as	part	of	the	
Mentored	 Youth	 Hunting	 Program.
Hunters	and	trappers	—	particularly	those	setting	vacations	for	this	
fall	and	winter	—	also	are	advised	
that	 several	 seasons	 will	 open	 or	
run	about	a	week	later	in	the	201314	 license	 year	 to	 accommodate	
calendar	 swings	—	related	 to	 the	
timing	of	Thanksgiving	—	that	occur	about	every	seven	years.
	Other	modifications	proposed	
for	 the	 2013-14	 seasons	 include:	
changes	 to	 fall	 turkey	 seasons	 in	
several	 Wildlife	 Management	
Units;	an	earlier	start	to	the	junior	
and	 regular	 squirrel	 seasons;	 four	
changes	 to	 extended	 bear	 hunting	opportunities;	increased	daily	
and	season	 bag	 limits	for	beavers	
in	certain	WMUs;	the	addition	of	

WMUs	3A,	3D	and	4E	to	the	list	
of	WMUs	open	for	fisher	trapping;	
and	a	return	of	the	statewide	snowshoe	 hare	 hunting	 season	 with	 a	
shortened	 season	 in	 WMUs	 3B,	
3C	and	3D.
Another	proposed	change	is	to	
eliminate	the	extended	regular	firearms	season	in	WMUs	2B,	5C	and	
5D.	Only	the	Special	Regulations	
Area	counties	—	Allegheny,	Bucks,	
Chester,	 Delaware,	 Montgomery	
and	Philadelphia	counties		—	will	
retain	 the	 extended	 regular	 firearms	season.
The	public	may	offer	comments	
on	 all	 proposed	 2013-14	 seasons	
and	 bag	 limits,	 as	 well	 as	 other	
Board	actions,	before	the	Board’s	
next	 meeting,	 April	 14-15,	 at	
which	time	the	Board	is	scheduled	
to	 finalize	 seasons	 and	 bag	 limits	
for	2013-14.		
Also,	 the	 Board	 will	 receive	
staff	recommendations	for	antlerless	deer	license	allocations	at	its	
April	meeting.	Following	are	more	
details	on	meeting	highlights.		
Board	opts	to	retain	split	rifle	deer	
seasons

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their habitats for current and future generations.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013

Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013
Contents
Another Doorstep
Whitetail Predation
Pymatuning and Conneaut
Grinnin’ a Gobbler
Want to Be a Successful Turkey Hunter?
One for Officer Grove
Pennsylvania Otters — A Success Story
Kestrel Numbers Climb at SGL 205
From the Field
Field Notes
Conservation News
Making a Difference
What Should I Be Doing This Month?
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Another Doorstep
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Whitetail Predation
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Pymatuning and Conneaut
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Grinnin’ a Gobbler
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Want to Be a Successful Turkey Hunter?
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - One for Officer Grove
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Pennsylvania Otters — A Success Story
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Kestrel Numbers Climb at SGL 205
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - From the Field
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 42
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Making a Difference
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - What Should I Be Doing This Month?
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 48
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - BB1
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - BB2
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Cover3
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Cover4
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