Pa. Game Commission considers expanding species for young hunters

Written by on July 23, 2021

Pa. Game Commission considers expanding species for young hunters

By Megan Frank

July 23, 2021

Photo provided by Megan Frank / WLVR

Kids as young as 7 may soon be able to hunt bear in Pennsylvania.

The state Game Commission says it’s considering granting young people licenses to hunt for bear, waterfowl and special wild turkey. 

Currently, a mentored hunter can hunt squirrels, rabbits, hares, ruffed grouse, crows, doves, porcupines, woodchucks, coyotes and deer.

Children age 7 and up are eligible if they’re registered with Pennsylvania’s “Mentored Hunting Program.”

It pairs young hunters with a licensed hunting guide, who must be present with them while they hunt.

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