Pennsylvania Game Commissioners Adopts 2012
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire USNewswire/ The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for 2012 13, including a move to allow Mentored Youth Hunting Program participants to take part in fall turkey seasons and establishing antlerless deer license allocations.
Other chan fake rolex ges include expanded bear hunting opportunities in urban/suburban Wildlife Management Units (WMUs); the extension of the fall archery deer season by one day to include Monday, Nov. 12; additional small game season dates prior to Christmas; the closing of the snowshoe hare season throughout the state, except in WMUs 2F, 2G and 3A; the addition of WMU 4C for bobcat hunting and trapping; the addition of WMUs 2G and 4D for fisher trapping; various changes to the beaver trapping seasons to reduce b fake rolex ag limits in WMUs 3A and 3D and to increase bag limits in WMU 5D to address nuisance complaints
The Board of Game Commissioners gave final approval to a slate of deer seasons for 2012 13 that retains the split, five day antlered deer season (Nov. 26 30) and seven day concurrent season (Dec. 1 8) in 11 Wildlife Management Units. The list includes (WMUs) 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 3B, 3C, 4B, 4D and 4E. The package also retains the two week (Nov. 26 Dec. 8) concurrent, antlered and antlerless deer season in WMUs 1A, 1B, 2B, 3A, 3D, 4A, 4C, 5A, 5B, 5C and 5D.
Hunters with DMAP antlerless deer permits may use them on the lands for which they were issued during any established deer season, and will continue to be permitted to harvest antlerless deer from Nov. 26 Dec. 8 in WMUs 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 3B, 3C, 4B, 4D and 4E. Fees for DMAP permits are $10 for residents and $35 for nonresidents.
As part of the statewide archery deer season, the Board extended the closing day by one day to in fake rolex clude Monday, Nov. 12, which is Veterans Day in 2012 and represents an additional day that some hunters may have off from work and be able to hunt. The statewide fall archery deer dates are from Sept. 29 Nov. 12.
Additionally, the Board also gave final approval to retain the use of crossbows in the archery deer seasons.
The Board retained the antler restrictions enacted for the 2011 12 seasons, which includes the “three up” on one side, no counting a brow tine, provision for the western Wildlife Management Units of 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B and 2D, and the three points on one side in all other WMUs.
BOARD SETS ANTLERLESS DEER AND ELK LICENSE ALLOCATIONS
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today set antlerless license allocations for each of the 22 Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) for the 2012 13 seasons. After hunters purchase a general hunting license, they may apply for antlerless deer licenses based on staggered timelines, which will be outlined in the 2012 13 Pennsylvania Hunting Trapping Digest presented to each license buyer and published on the agency’s website in early June. Licenses will go on sale in mid June.
The Board also set the elk license allocation at 65 licenses (19 antlered elk and 46 antlerless elk) for the 2012 hunt. The allocation does not include the one Conservation Elk Tag, which was auctioned at the Safari Club International Banquet.
Be fake rolex ginning in mid June, applications for the public drawing of the elk licenses will be accepted through the agency’s online license sales system or when an individual purchases his or her 2012 13 license. The applications cost $10.70, and only one application may be submitted each license year. No mail in applications are accepted.