Game Commission moves forward with early deer season opener

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It looks like Pennsylvania deer hunters will get an extra day to bag a buck during the regular rifle season.

The Board of Game Commissioners on Tuesday gave its preliminary approval to starting the deer season on the Saturdays after Thanksgiving, ending a 55-year tradition of starting the season on the Monday following the holiday weekend.

The board’s final vote will come at its next regular meeting scheduled for April 9.

The change would create a 13-day season that includes three Saturdays.

The Game Commission says the change will allow more hunters to participate in the opening day.

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