Game Commission Takes Initial Step To Move Opening Day Of Deer Season

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has given preliminary approval to move the opening day of rifle deer season to the Saturday after Thanksgiving rather than the Monday after Thanksgiving. If the change wins final approval at an April meeting, the firearms season would be expanded to 13 days, including three Saturdays rather than two under the current schedule. To accommodate the expanded deer season, commissioners will reduce the late November turkey hunting season by two days.