GAME COMMISSION SAYS SPRING GOBBLER SEASON HOLDS PROMISE
Pennsylvania Game Commission officials believe the upcoming gobbler seasons will
provide good to excellent hunting opportunities for the nearly quarter million
hunters who are preparing to participate.
The state's one-day youth spring gobbler season is April 21; the general spring
gobbler season is April 28 to May 26. In both seasons, shooting hours are
one-half hour before sunrise until noon.
SPRING GOBBLER MENTORED YOUTH HUNTS
For the first time under the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Mentored Youth
Hunting Program, mentors may take youth under 12 years of age out to participate
in either the "Spring Gobbler Youth Hunt" on April 21, or the general spring
gobbler season, April 28-May 26.
While no hunting license is required for the mentored youth, the mentor must be
a properly licensed adult age 21 years of age or older. Any gobbler harvested
by the youth must be tagged by making and attaching a tag that contains the
youngster's name, address, date, Wildlife Management Unit (WMU), township, and
county where it was taken. Also, the youth must submit a harvest report card,
which is available on page 33 of the 2006-2007 Pennsylvania Digest of Hunting
and Trapping Regulations, within five days for any gobbler he or she takes.