Many hunters take to the woods for the first day of rifle season

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Today marks the start of rifle season and it goes without saying Pennsylvania hunters will be out hoping to score the biggest buck they can find.

Pennsylvania’s firearms deer season looks as promising as ever to the hundreds of thousands of hunters heading into the woods today.  So, it’s important a hunter knows what to do in the event of getting a deer.

A valid tag must be affixed to the ear of each deer harvested before that deer is moved.  The tag must be filled out with a ball-point pen by the hunter.  Within 10 days of a harvest, a successful hunter is required to make a report to the Game Commission.

Harvests can be reported online at the Game Commission’s website.

Harvests also can be reported by mailing in the postage-paid cards that are provided when licenses are purchased, or successful hunters can call 1-855-PAHunt1 (1-855-724-8681) to report by phone.

Coming up on JET 24 Action News at 6:30, we’ll tell you about safety for rifle season.  

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