Traditional Bear Season Opens Saturday


November 17, 2022

Although archery, muzzleloader, and special firearms seasons for bears have been held already and extended seasons of various lengths will be in effect during rifle deer season, Saturday (Nov. 19) is the opening day of traditional bear season, which will last for four days this year, ending on Nov. 22. This includes a Sunday hunt on Nov. 20.

As the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) has de-emphasized hunting traditions that many hunters have cherished, the commission's harvest of bears during the traditional season reflects a de-emphasis of bear-hunting traditions. However, the traditional...

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