Pennsylvania’s Our habitat crews have created some incredible managed dove fields across the state. Dove hunting season opens statewide next Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Bryan Burhans, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Welcomes the 2020/21 Hunting Season
Check out the Dove Hunting in Pennsylvania site for managed dove field locations, habitat characteristics, hunting strategies and more.➡️
Dove season runs from Sept. 1-Nov. 27 and Dec. 18-Jan. 2. Hunters may harvest 15 doves daily but are only allowed to possess 45.
In advance of the dove season opener, Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Research Biologist Tom Keller spoke with Marketing Director Matt Morrett about all things related to our state’s mourning dove program. Details about what dove like to eat, their habits throughout the year and ways the agency is working to manage overall populations. Tom also shares some hunting-related tips with dove hunters, including how to be safe in the
field and what to look for before and during the season – including food sources, locations, fieldquality, water and more!
Pennsylvania's Resident Population Canada Goose Season Opens Statewide Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
Goose season lengths and bag limits vary by zone. More information can be found on page 45 of your 2020-21 Hunting and Trapping Digest.
WE'RE CELEBRATING OUR 125 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
THE NEW EARLY SQUIRREL SEASON STARTS SEPT. 12 FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS
Take advantage of a brand new early season squirrel hunting opportunity in Pennsylvania. Whether you're a brand new hunter or experienced, it's the perfect time of year to get out there and enjoy some of the most fun small game hunting to be had in the Keystone state.
SQUIRRELS, Red, Gray, Black and Fox (Combined): Special Season for eligible junior hunters, with or without required license, and mentored youth- Sept. 12-26 (6 daily, 18 in possession limit after first day).
SQUIRRELS, Red, Gray, Black and Fox (Combined): Sept. 12-Nov. 27; Dec. 14-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 27 (6 daily, 18 possession).
Find more information on the seasons and bag limits here.
While we are all very excited for the 2020/21 hunting season to kick off, PLEASE, stay safe and be courteous of others while in the field.
Still need to purchase your 2020-21 hunting license? Buy your license online here. ➡️
*Thank you for being a licensed Pennsylvania hunter, conservationist and voice for the future of hunting in Pennsylvania. We wish you a safe and successful hunting season!