Game commissioners will discuss 2018-19 hunting, trapping seasons

HARRISBURG — The state Board of Game Commissioners will hold its first quarterly meeting of 2018, from Jan. 28-30 at its 2001 Elmerton Ave. headquarters.

Beginning at 1 p.m. next Sunday, the commissioners will hear public recommendations for 2018-19 hunting and furtaking seasons and bag limits. Doors open at noon.

Individuals interested in offering public testimony — limited to five minutes — may register on a first-come, first-to-speak basis.

On Jan. 29, the board will gather any additional public comments and hear Game Commission staff reports beginning at 8:30 a.m. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. Registration for those interested in offering public testimony also will begin at that time.

On Jan. 30, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the board will take up its prepared agenda to, among other initiatives, give preliminary approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for 2018-19. Doors open at 7:45 a.m.

Antlerless deer license allocations for the 2018-19 seasons will be presented for the board to consider at its meeting in April. Harvest results from the 2017-18 deer seasons will be announced in mid-March.

The agenda for the January meeting is available at the Game Commission’s website, Under “Quick Clicks,” on the left side of the homepage, select “Meetings of the Board & Upcoming Events,” then click the link provided in the description of the Jan. 30 meeting.