Posted Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

The state Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding hunters that permits for black bear, all permit deer seasons, and fall turkey season have gone on sale this week.

hunt-3Permits for all seasons will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis as long as permits remain available and the season(s) remain open.

Permits are available at licensed agents and online. Permit availability also can be checked online.

Hunters should be aware that the black bear season will be held in two segments: an October archery and muzzle loading rifle only period, and the traditional December hunting period.

Please refer to the 2016-17 Hunting and Trapping Digest for regulation information. For detailed season information visit the Black Bear Hunting Season Information page.

See for information on the permit application process.

For more information bears, deer and turkeys in the state visit: Wild Turkey, White-Tail Deer, or Black Bear