Game Commission Considers Additional Fall Turkey Firearms Restrictions


April 14, 2022

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners met in Harrisburg, finalizing the antlerless deer and elk license allocations for 2022-23 and moving ahead with other business.

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave preliminary approval to a measure that would provide the Game Commission yet another tool to respond to below-goal turkey populations.

In years past, reducing the length of the fall turkey season was the primary method to increase turkey populations. But last year, the Game Commission eliminated the use of centerfire and rimfire rifles in fall turkey season, noting that...

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