Hunting Season in the Allegheny National Forest Region

Great Black Bear, Abundant Turkey

Outstanding Small Game

Hunting in the Allegheny National ForestWhy travel to Canada for hunting black bear? The Allegheny National Forest provides easy access to public lands. Some of our black bears weigh more than 500 pounds; four of the 15 Pennsylvania bucks ever to score over 170.0 B & C points were taken here.

Turkey hunting ranks with the best in the country with gobblers calling from nearly every ridge. There is also a mixed bag of small game, including outstanding squirrel and grouse.

Turkey Hunting in the Allegheny National Forest

Below is a partial list of the 2019-2020 hunting season dates and contacts for additional information.

Black Bear (Statewide) Archery
October 28-November 9, 2019. Only one bear may be taken during the license year.

Black Bear (Statewide)
November 23 & November 25-27, 2019. Only one bear may be taken during the license year.

Black bear hunting in the Allegheny National ForestDeer, Antlered and Antlerless – Archery (Statewide)
October 5-November 16 and December 26, 2019-January 20, 2020. One antlered deer per hunting license year. One antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

Deer, Antlered or Anterless – Flintlock (Statewide)
December 26 – January 20, 2020. One antlered deer per hunting license year, or one antlerless deer and an additional antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

Wild Turkey (Male or Female)
WMU 1B – Nov. 2-9; WMUs 1A, 2A, 4A, 4B – Nov. 2-9 & Nov. 28-29; WMU’s 2B and 2C – Nov. 2-22 & Nov. 28-29; WMUs 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D,4C, 4D and 4E – Nov. 2-16 & Nov. 28-29 WMU 5B – Nov. 5-7; WMU 5A-Nov. 7-9.

Spring Turkey Season – Bearded ONLY
Statewide – May 2-30, 2020.

Deer hunting in the Allegheny National Forest

Out of State Hunting License Fees
17 or older: $101.90
12 – 16: $41.90
7 day small game: $31.90

More Information
For full information and license information please go to www.pgc.state.pa.us or call 717-787-2084.