HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania bowhunters are about to make history. The first ever day of regulated Sunday big-game hunting will take place on Sunday, Nov. 15, for archery deer hunting only.

In total, there are three Sundays – all in consecutive weeks – when limited big-game hunting will occur in 2020. Sunday, Nov. 22 is open for bear hunting during the statewide general bear season, and Sunday, Nov. 29 is open for deer hunting during the firearms deer season. On those three Sundays, hunters on private land are required to carry written permission from the landowner. Please list the landowner’s contact information, especially a phone number if possible, on the permission slip. If a game warden needs to check the validity of a permission slip, providing the landowner’s phone number will help expedite the process, allowing the hunter more quickly to get back to hunting.