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Pennsylvania board adopts 2010-11 season rules

From the Pennsylvania Game Commission

-- Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave final approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for 2010-11, including broad changes to deer, bear, turkey and small game seasons.     
 
Baiting eliminated in southeast counties

Based on a staff recommendation, Pennsylvania  Game Commissioners eliminated regulations that allow deer hunters to use bait in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, to increase hunter harvest in these largely-developed, high-conflict areas.  The sunset provision will take effect, striking the option from regulations.

After evaluating the impact of baiting on hunting deer populations in suburban/urban areas, Game Commission staff determined there has been no positive impact. Baiting has long been illegal for all big game, small game, waterfowl and migratory game birds in other parts of the state.  The only legal use of bait is for trapping and hunting of furbearers.

WMUS to split rifle deer seasons 
 
Final approval to a slate of deer seasons for the 2010-11 seasons includes holding a split, five-day antlered deer season Nov. 29-Dec. 3 and seven-day concurrent season Dec. 4-11 in Wildlife Management Units 2C, 2D, 2E, 2G, 3C, 4B, 4D and 4E. The package retains the Nov. 29-Dec. 11 two-week concurrent, antlered and antlerless deer season in the remaining 14 WMUs.

Two other changes adopted are to eliminate the two-week antlerless deer season held following the close of the regular firearms season leading up to Christmas in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, and to run a concurrent antlered/antlerless deer season for late-season archery hunters in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D from Dec. 27-Jan. 29.

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. 29-Dec. 11 in WMUs 2C, 2D, 2E, 2G, 3C, 4B, 4D and 4E.

Fees for DMAP permits are $10 for residents and $35 for nonresidents. 
       
Antlerless deer license allocations

Antlerless license allocations for each of the 22 Wildlife Management Units for the 2010-11 seasons were approved.  After hunters purchase a general hunting license, they may apply for antlerless deer licenses based on staggered timelines, outlined in the Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest presented to each license buyer.

Antlerless deer license allocations approved by the Board will be reduced by the number of Deer Management Assistance Program antlerless deer permits issued in each WMU for the 2009-10 seasons.  This reduced number will then be set aside as a maximum number of DMAP permits that will be made available for landowners during the 2010-11 seasons.  This also prohibits the issuance of more DMAP permits for the 2010-11 that were issued for the 2009-10 seasons for each WMU without further Board action.
 
WMU 1A allocation will be 41,705, which is decrease from last year’s allocation of 42,000. WMU 1B allocation will be 27,844, which is a decrease from last year’s allocation of 30,000.  WMU 2A allocation will be 54,879, which is a decrease from last year’s allocation of 55,000.  WMU 2B allocation will be 68,000, which is the same as last year’s. DMAP is not available this year for WMU 2B.

WMU 2C allocation will be 44,107, which is a decrease from last year’s allocation of 49,000. WMU 2D allocation will be 50,123, which is a decrease from last year’s allocation of 56,000. WMU 2E allocation will be 20,407, which is a decrease from last year’s allocation of 21,000.  WMU 2F allocation will be 22,148, which is a decrease from last year’s allocation of 28,000.  WMU 2G allocation will be 15,210, which is a decrease from last year’s allocation of 26,000.  
 
WMU 3A allocation will be 25,247, which is a decrease from last year’s allocation of 26,000. WMU 3B allocation will be 33,761, which is a decrease from last year’s allocation of 43,000. WMU 3C allocation will be 26,358, which is a decrease from last year’s allocation of 27,000. WMU 3D allocation will be 31,622, which is a decrease from last year’s allocation of 37,000.

WMU 4A allocation will be 27,521, which is a decrease from last year’s allocation of 29,000. WMU 4B allocation will be 22,148, which is a decrease from last year’s allocation of 23,000. WMU 4C allocation will be 34,351, which is a decrease from last year’s allocation of 35,000. WMU 4D allocation will be 30,052, which is a decrease from last year’s allocation of 40,000. WMU 4E allocation will be 26,899, which is a decrease from last year’s allocation of 30,000. WMU 5A allocation will be 18,269, which is a decrease from last year’s allocation of 19,000.  

WMU 5B allocation will be 50,812, which is a decrease from last year’s allocation of 51,000. WMU 5C allocation will be 121,960, which is an increase from last year’s allocation of 113,000. WMU 5D allocation will be 22,000, which is the same as last year’s. DMAP is not available this year for WMU 5D.

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