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#2947282 - Wed Jan 30 2013 05:01 PM Archery season 2013?
bowhunterd Offline
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Loc: Edinboro, Pa. USA.
Hey everyone!
A guy I work with was asking me when archery starts this year.? I told him I thought October 5. Could anyone let me know if that's correct?
Thanks,
Dan.

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#2947299 - Wed Jan 30 2013 05:11 PM Re: Archery season 2013? [Re: bowhunterd]
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#2947815 - Wed Jan 30 2013 11:40 PM Re: Archery season 2013? [Re: bowhunterd]
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Registered: Thu Jan 11 2007
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Loc: Lancaster co/ wishing NJ
Great and let me guess it will go out right when the rut gets hot. Our bow season stinks!!! MD/NJ/ DE u can bow hunt sept till the end of jan.


Edited by Realtrehntr (Thu Jan 31 2013 01:51 AM)
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#2947854 - Thu Jan 31 2013 12:07 AM Re: Archery season 2013? [Re: bowhunterd]
DethFrumAbuv Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 01 2007
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Loc: Westmoreland
Ohio also has a nearly continuous bow season, but does not allow centerfire rifles, and has only a six day gun season, then a weekend later on.

Checking NJ, it too has only six days of gun season.

Neither of those states have the same hunter numbers as PA I believe.

While my favorite hunting by far is with the bow, I believe that with the numbers of hunters, and a two week buck season with centerfire rifles, the deer need a break. I also accept that not every deer hunter hunts with a bow, and the gun-only people might think opposite, archery should be three weeks only.

You make bow season non-stop in PA, and in a couple years everyone, bow, gun, flintlock hunters will be screaming in the streets to cut the seasons way back to less than what they are today.

In my locale, the best action historically has been Nov. 3 through Nov 10. Always a little early action or later, but even when the season goes into that mid-November, seems like around me the bucks are locked down more anyway.
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#2947885 - Thu Jan 31 2013 12:23 AM Re: Archery season 2013? [Re: DethFrumAbuv]
Double Lung 20 Offline
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Registered: Tue Jun 02 2009
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Originally Posted By: DethFrumAbuv
Ohio also has a nearly continuous bow season, but does not allow centerfire rifles, and has only a six day gun season, then a weekend later on.

Checking NJ, it too has only six days of gun season.

Neither of those states have the same hunter numbers as PA I believe.

While my favorite hunting by far is with the bow, I believe that with the numbers of hunters, and a two week buck season with centerfire rifles, the deer need a break. I also accept that not every deer hunter hunts with a bow, and the gun-only people might think opposite, archery should be three weeks only.

You make bow season non-stop in PA, and in a couple years everyone, bow, gun, flintlock hunters will be screaming in the streets to cut the seasons way back to less than what they are today.

In my locale, the best action historically has been Nov. 3 through Nov 10. Always a little early action or later, but even when the season goes into that mid-November, seems like around me the bucks are locked down more anyway.


Very reasonable post. I agree.
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#2947904 - Thu Jan 31 2013 12:30 AM Re: Archery season 2013? [Re: bowhunterd]
Benny P Offline
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Registered: Sat Oct 02 2010
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Loc: 2D
I always like when it starts a few days into Oct instead of the last couple in Sept. A few more November days for us.

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#2948687 - Thu Jan 31 2013 09:25 PM Re: Archery season 2013? [Re: Benny P]
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Registered: Tue Feb 17 2009
Posts: 1115
Loc: Washington County 2A
All the way til 11/16. I have had most of my luck 10/26-11/4. But anytime around halloween and I'm happy, Vacation pick already done! And I just got permission for a new 200 acre property and another 150 acres. Cant wait to get out and do some scouting.

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