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Deer hunting season in Pennsylvania moved for first time in 50-years

Posted at 12:53 PM, Apr 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-11 15:26:50-04

HARRISBURG, Pa. — For the first time in 50-years, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners voted to officialy start deer hunting season on Saturday, November 30th.

In a statement, the commissioners said moving the opening day to Saturday will create an expanded, 13-day season that includes three Saturdays.

“We need to look to the future concerning our hunters and bringing in more youth,” Commissioner Brian Hoover said. Hoover was one of the board members who voted in favor of moving deer hunting season to Saturday.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced its decision on Facebook Tuesday. A majority of the comments on the post are negative.

Firearms deer season usually opens on a Monday after Thanksgiving in the Keystone State.

The gaming commission says they reviewed a lot of comments from hunters before they made the decision.