State Rep. Peter J. Daley II, D-Fayette/Washington, announced that Pennsylvania hunters will have the opportunity to harvest a second spring gobbler this season and to purchase a second tag.
A second tag can be purchased until midnight on April 20, which is the day before the one-day season for junior license holders and those participating in the Mentored Youth hunting program.
Through the Pennsylvania Automated Licensing System, hunters can now go to any licensing agent and purchase their second spring gobbler tag. Also, tags can be ordered online through the PA Game Commission’s website: www.pgc.state.pa.us. If hunters choose to purchase this tag online, they must wait up to 10 days to receive it in the mail, as well as incur extra shipping and handling costs.
General hunting license holders are entitled to take one spring gobbler per year. Those who decide to purchase the extra tag are extended the opportunity to bag two spring gobblers. However, hunters may only purchase a single extra tag, as the season bag limit remains at two spring gobblers per year. Daily bag limits also apply, where a hunter may take only one bird per day. The fee for this extra tag is $21.70 for Pennsylvania residents and $41.70 for non-residents.
The 2012 spring gobbler season is set to run from April 28 to May 31. Legal shooting time for the first half of the season (April 28-May 12), as well as the April 21 youth hunt, lasts from one-half hour before sunrise until noon. The second half of the season (May14-31), shooting hours are extended to one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour past sunset.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 February 2012 20:07