28 November 2020
Today is the first day of Deer Season in Pennsylvania. Specifically it’s the start of antlered deer regular firearms (rifle) hunting season which runs from 28 November to 12 December and includes Pennsylvania’s first ever Sunday rifle deer hunt on 29 November. Click here for season details; they depend on location.
Be sure to wear blaze orange in the woods and fields every day of the week.
In the City of Pittsburgh our huge and growing deer population has no predators. Hunting is prohibited and the deer know it.
The only thing city deer are afraid of are dogs off-leash.
Last weekend I found a target-practice deer taking refuge in the city. Poking his head out of a pink dumpster on Bigelow Boulevard, he knew he was safe near the Cathedral of Learning (at top).
Stay safe out there.
(photos by Kate St. John and from Wikimedia Commons, PA Game Commission and Amazon. Click on the captions to see the originals)