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#2566466 - Thu Feb 02 2012 10:17 PM PA Archery Season Dates for fall 2012
Brittowner Offline
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Loc: New Bloomfield, PA
I don't think the seasons for 2012-13 have been published yet. Anybody have an inside track or idea when the end of fall season will be? I am talking deer. Thanks
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#2566477 - Thu Feb 02 2012 10:22 PM Re: PA Archery Season Dates for fall 2012 [Re: Brittowner]
tfabarcher35 Offline
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Probably Sept. 29 to Nov. 10 unless something drastic changes.
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#2566525 - Thu Feb 02 2012 11:17 PM Re: PA Archery Season Dates for fall 2012 [Re: tfabarcher35]
Brittowner Offline
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Loc: New Bloomfield, PA
Thanks. I scheduled an archery hunt for Nov 12-16 in Ohio. Tried to time it after PA ended.
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#2566666 - Fri Feb 03 2012 07:02 AM Re: PA Archery Season Dates for fall 2012 [Re: Brittowner]
Susqyman Offline
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Loc: 5B - Lanc/Leb County
Originally Posted By: Brittowner
Thanks. I scheduled an archery hunt for Nov 12-16 in Ohio. Tried to time it after PA ended.


Are you going with an outfitter??? If so, may I ask who you're going with??? I'm looking at booking a hunt with Ohio Trophy Bucks next fall.
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#2567161 - Fri Feb 03 2012 02:24 PM Re: PA Archery Season Dates for fall 2012 [Re: tfabarcher35]
5 Labs Offline
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Originally Posted By: tfabarcher35
Probably Sept. 29 to Nov. 10 unless something drastic changes.


Yup,those were the proposed dates from the meeting last week.

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#2569919 - Sun Feb 05 2012 03:33 PM Re: PA Archery Season Dates for fall 2012 [Re: 5 Labs]
dra710 Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 07 2009
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Loc: PA
great...miss the best week of the rut again- way to go PGC

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#2569931 - Sun Feb 05 2012 03:39 PM Re: PA Archery Season Dates for fall 2012 [Re: Brittowner]
tfabarcher35 Offline
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The only way it will ever run longer is if they get their act together and realize that if they run the bear season with archery season they will sell more tags.
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#2570010 - Sun Feb 05 2012 04:39 PM Re: PA Archery Season Dates for fall 2012 [Re: dra710]
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Originally Posted By: dra710
great...miss the best week of the rut again- way to go PGC


That's the point. They want us out of the woods for peak breeding which is plus or minus a day around the 15th. Next year looks golden as archery will run to 11-16-13.
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#2574735 - Wed Feb 08 2012 10:29 PM Re: PA Archery Season Dates for fall 2012 [Re: Double Lung 20]
dra710 Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 07 2009
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Loc: PA
My opinion archery should be open until the week before thanksgiving to take full advantage of the rut. My observations show peak big buck movement around peak breeding (Nov15th) - plus or minus a few days. Add another week and get rid of the early doe in which does nothing but make the buck you pattered all summer go nocturnal as the woods are invaded with hot sweaty hunters and late scouting pressure -In 2b you can hunt doe only Nov 12th to 24th as well. In year past when this window was open I had to pass on a few great deer while trying to harvest doe.

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#2575601 - Thu Feb 09 2012 04:43 PM Re: PA Archery Season Dates for fall 2012 [Re: dra710]
bowbum Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 23 2000
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Loc: Bradford County, PA. U.S.A.
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great...miss the best week of the rut again- way to go PGC

You "are" kidding right?

The rut begins long before the first week of November.
In "best" you may be referring to the "chase" phase when it's easy to see bucks running crazy from so much estrus in the air.

I've arrowed more, and bigger, bucks in October and the first week of November when bucks are scouting for estrus does than I have after November 10th.

In the early rut stages they are hanging with does along normal doe-travel routes and much easier to pattern.

Bear in mind, the PGC has already extended bow season into mid November.....................not that it would hurt to make it longer.
I'm all for more opportunity when it makes sense, but I have no complaint about "rut hunting" either.
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