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Pennsylvania Spring Gobbler Season

PA Spring Turkey 2017 - 2018 Season Hunting Dates

Spring gobbler
This spring gobbler was taken on the last Saturday of the 2008 pa spring turkey season. After countless hours of trying to harvest a turkey, I finally got this 19.5lb, 3/4in spurs and 9in bearded tom.

View 2003 - 2008 wild turkey harvest maps at the Pennsylvania Game Commission website. These maps allow you to see how many spring gobblers and how many fall turkeys were taken per wmu, along with a total count of turkey taken over both seasons per unit and for the state.

Junior SPRING GOBBLER (Bearded bird only):

Special season for eligible junior hunters, with required license, and mentored youth – April 21, 2017. Only 1 spring gobbler may be taken during this hunt.

SPRING GOBBLER (Bearded bird only):

April 28 - May 31, Daily limit 1, season limit 2. (Second spring gobbler may be only taken by persons who possess a valid special wild turkey license.) From April 29 - May 12, legal hunting hours are one - half hour before sunrise until noon; from May 15 - 31, legal hunting hours are one - half hour before sunrise until one - half hour after sunset.

FALL TURKEY (Male or Female):

WMU 1B October 28 - November 4
WMU 2B (Shotgun and bow and arrow) October 28 - November 17 and November 23 - 25
WMUs 1A, 2A, 4A and 4B, October 28 - November 4 and November 23 - 25
WMUs 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4C, 4D and 4E October 28 - November 11 and November 23 - 25
WMU 2C October 28 - November 17 and November 23 - 25
WMU 5A November 2 - 4
WMU 5B October 31 - November 2

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