PA Game Commission Releases Correction Regarding Extended Archery Season

HARRISBURG – On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave preliminary approval to a slate of seasons and bag limits for 2007-08. However, a news release from the game commission incorrectly listed information about extended archery deer seasons for Wildlife Management Units 2B, 5C and 5D, the three highly developed units of the state that cover the southwestern and southeastern portions of the state.

As part of the season frameworks given preliminary approval, the Board provided for extended archery seasons for antlerless deer only in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, to be held Sept. 15-28, and Nov. 12-24, in addition to the statewide season dates. The Board also gave preliminary approval to an archery deer season for antlerless deer only in WMU 2B from Dec. 10-22.

It was incorrectly noted in this news release that these extended seasons were for antlered and antlerless deer.

Following is the corrected portion of the season table for deer:

DEER, ARCHERY (Antlerless Only) WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D: Sept. 15-28, and Nov. 12-24. One antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

DEER, ARCHERY (Antlerless Only) WMU 2B: Dec.10-22. One antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

The next Board meeting will be held on April 17-18, at which time Game Commissioners will take final action on the 2007-08 seasons and bag limits and establish antlerless deer license allocations for the 22 WMUs.

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