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season buck harvest was taken. The same
span accounted for only 24 percent of the
overall early archery season antlerless
deer harvest.
Bowhunters in the early season historically have held out for bucks. But what's
surprising today, compared to 20 years
ago, is the size of the archery harvest.
In 2017, the early archery season harvest more than doubled the 1997 archery
total through all seasons - 54,460 deer
(29,163 antlered and 25,297 antlerless).
The 1997 archery harvest occurred
before the introduction of combination
licenses and was generated by 321,556
licensed bowhunters.
But back then, crossbows could be

used by only hunters who had a special
permit issued by the Game Commission
for medical reasons.
And today's crossbow, with its substantial refinements, has come a long way
from when the Spice Girls were charting
hits. It has become a tremendously efficient sporting arm.

FIREARMS DAYS
If your plan is to shoot a buck, it's
tough to top the Monday after Thanksgiving, the traditional opening day of
firearms season.
Last year, about 45 percent of the firearms season buck harvest came on that
day. The first Saturday (13 percent), then

YOUR NAME HERE
In Pennsylvania, all licenses and permits related
to hunting and trapping must be signed in ink to
be valid.
This includes general hunting and furtaker
licenses, each antlerless deer license or DMAP
permit, archery, muzzleloader and migratory bird
licenses, bear licenses, special spring turkey licenses,
pheasant permits, bobcat, fisher or river otter permits, and mentored youth permits.
While the agent who issued your licenses and
permits might have instructed you to sign them, it's a
good idea to double-check all panels on your license
that require a signature are signed, so you don't risk
hunting unlawfully with invalid privileges.
Signed licenses and permits also must be carried
afield while hunting and trapping.
While game wardens who encounter an honest
mistake when checking hunters often respond by
issuing a warning, the failure to sign a license or
permit as required is punishable by a $25 fine for
each offense, and any game harvested with an invalid
license technically is taken unlawfully.
Making a habit out of signing every license or
permit when you first get it erases all potential for
trouble.

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