Pennsylvania Game Commission: All-Day Spring Gobbler Season To Begin May 13
All-day hunting during the second half of the spring season began in 2011 to provide interested hunters with more time to be afield.
“By the second half of the season, hunter participation decreases significantly and nesting hens are less prone to abandon nests,” said
Casalena said the overall spring harvest since 2011 has not increased from previous harvests.
Since 2011, afternoon and evening harvests have comprised 6 percent of the total reported harvests and 22 percent of harvests during the all-day portion of the seasons. In other words, even during the all-day portions of the season, 78 percent of the harvests have occurred before noon.
Casalena said the majority of the afternoon and evening harvests have occurred
Casalena said the Game Commission will continue to monitor the afternoon harvest in relation to population trends and age class of gobblers to gauge the impact of all-day hunting. Among the 49 states that conduct turkey seasons,
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Game Commission