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Firearms Deer Season: Nov. 28
OVEMBER 28 marks the opening of the firearms deer season, the day hundreds of thousands of hunters anxiously await from one year to the next. This year, the number of WMUs in which only antlered deer may be taken during the first week — except on DMAP properties by hunters with valid DMAP permits — has been increased. In WMUs 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 3B, 3C, 4B, 4D and 4E, only antlered deer may be taken from November 28 through December 2 (Monday through Friday). From December 3-10, both antlered and antlerless deer may be taken in those 11 units. In all other units, the antlered and antlerless seasons run concurrently through the entire 2-week season, November 28-December 10. The antler restrictions established in 2003 remain in effect this year: four points to at least one side in WMUs 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B and 2D, and three points to a side in all other WMUs. A slight modification this year, though, is that in the 4-point WMUs, hunters will be required to abide by “three up,” meaning a legal antlered deer is one with at least three main points, excluding the brow tine, off the main beam. The brow tine is the point immediately above the antler burr. See page 53 of the current Digest for a more complete description. For junior license holders, disabled persons (to use a vehicle) and residents

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serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, a legal antlered deer is any that has one antler at least three inches in length or an antler with at least two points. Hunters must wear at least 250 square inches of fluorescent orange material on the head, chest and back combined at all times while afield. Hunters must also display their hunting licenses on an outside garment so that they are clearly visible. Unlike past years, though, licenses do not have to be displayed on the middle of the back. Every hunter who takes a deer must fill out a harvest tag and attach it to the deer’s ear before moving the carcass. For antlerless deer, the tag supplied with the antlerless license should be used. See page 54 of the Digest for the recommended positioning of the ear tag. Leaving the barcode clearly visible will help deer aging teams record all the necessary information. Within 10 days of taking a deer, hunters are required to report it to the Game Commission. And, reporting has never been easier: A harvest report card can be used, and report cards are provided in this year’s Digest, but hunters may, instead, report their deer — and turkeys — online, via the Game Commission’s website, or by calling, toll-free, 1-855-724-8681 (1-855-PAHUNT1). Hunters who use the toll-free number to report a harvest will receive a

Pennsylvania Game Commission: Managing wild birds, wild mammals and their habitats for current and future generations.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011

Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011
History of the Whitetail
Contents
Beagles, Brushpiles and Growing Up
Public Input and Deer Management
Doodles Along the Delaware
Driving
Room 204
2010-11 Small Game/Furbearer Harvests
Need a Life Jacket?
The Legacy From A to Z
Hunter Access Liability Protection
Thanksgiving Bear
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Beagles, Brushpiles and Growing Up
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Public Input and Deer Management
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Doodles Along the Delaware
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Driving
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Room 204
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 2010-11 Small Game/Furbearer Harvests
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Need a Life Jacket?
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - The Legacy From A to Z
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Hunter Access Liability Protection
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Thanksgiving Bear
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Crossings
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