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*** 2021-22 THE Pennsylvania Thread ***

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I saw the trail cam pic perry24 posted of the buck with some decent antler growth so it seemed like a good time to start a new thread for 2021-22.

In a new segment this year, fullmoon will be hosting a weekly webinar where he talks tips, tricks, and even gives hints as to the general coordinates of his favorite honey holes. 😁
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Has anyone received an online purchased license yet?
Not sure if you are asking because of the pending antlerless app date of 7/12....if so I called and was told if you produce your receipt of purchase at any OTC sales location you can obtain the infamous pink envelopes.

We lost 2k tags in the WMU where we own 155 acres (3A) and gained 2k tags in the WMU where we lease ~600 acres (2H). Decent enough breakdown below.

The board voted to allocate 925,000 antlerless deer licenses statewide, which is down from the 932,000 licenses allocated for 2020-21. The move to allow concurrent hunting of antlered and antlerless deer statewide throughout the 14-day regular firearms season decreased the number of antlerless licenses available in many Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) while goals to maintain higher harvests in WMUs affected by chronic wasting disease (CWD) led to increased license allocations there. Allocations by WMU are as follows, with the allocation from the previous license year appearing in parentheses: WMU 1A – 40,000 (49,000); WMU 1B – 32,000 (41,000); WMU 2A – 39,000 (46,000); WMU 2B – 49,000 (49,000); WMU 2C – 67,000 (58,000); WMU 2D – 74,000 (60,000); WMU 2E – 42,000 (39,000); WMU 2F – 32,000 (36,000); WMU 2G – 23,000 (27,000); WMU 2H – 9,000 (7,000); WMU 3A – 19,000 (21,000); WMU 3B – 30,000 (33,000); WMU 3C –33,000 (49,000); WMU 3D – 36,000 (36,000); WMU 4A – 50,000 (49,000); WMU 4B – 34,000 (33,000); WMU 4C – 29,000 (32,000); WMU 4D – 55,000 (45,000); WMU 4E – 42,000 (37,000); WMU 5A – 31,000 (26,000); WMU 5B – 60,000 (60,000); WMU 5C – 70,000 (70,000); and WMU 5D – 29,000 (29,000).

I do have a question that maybes someone can answer....I see that landowner tags have already started to be sold

What I am wondering is how does that process work...my brother lives in DE, but is now a landowner in 3A. He often has trouble getting tags for himself and his boys in 3A as most are sold out before non-residents can even apply. I am wondering if he could would qualify for the landowner early purchase process as a non-resident landowner? I can't seem to find much about it though???

We're hoping the new (no more than 4 in your possession) will help, but who knows?

Thanks in advance guys....getting real now...only 12 weeks to wait for those in 2B, 5C, and 5D
 

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In the past when I wanted any additional pink envelopes, I went in a selling location and asked for 1 or 2. Never had a problem getting them.

With the new antlerless application process, should keep tags available for a while in the special reg areas. I’ll still make 3A my first choice and try for a second 3A in the first unsold round but the reduction in tags will make getting another one iffy.
 

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I'm from 3A and now live in Ohio. I've never had a problem getting a non resident antlerlless tag for 3A. I just make sure I send it in the mail, the Friday before they accept them. They don't usually sell out until the first unsold round which means when both residents and non residents can buy a 2nd tag.
 

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My gears have switched from turkey to thinking about deer hunting, shooting the bow and fishing, more so fishing right now.

Was still a slow outing Monday at the river but the water levels have dropped about 10"s and the clarity improved to about 2-1/2 ft from about a foot from my previous outing the week before. Caught a few good smallmouth but it was still slow catching. Had a couple slam a deep runner shad, had about a 40 sec fight with something big till it escaped and then of course got the lure snagged (with no replacement along) and couldn't free it up no matter what I did.

Was betting one of these would have gotten slammed by something if I threw it out there...


Kept a couple 15" smallies and cleaned them for my 95yr old friend who likes to eat them. Was a little surprised each bass had eaten 4 to 5 crayfish each and nothing else.




Usually catch a channel cat or 2 during my summer outings on a spinner or crankbait. This 25" nailed a shallow running jerkbait in deep water...


Saw my first deer of the day while heading in. Just stood there at about 50yds watching me but never thought to get a pic of it. Wasn't till late in the morning with 100% humidity and about 88 degrees when I saw my second deer. Out in the wide open and in the heat milling around about 150yds away.
 

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Joe, no help with the landowner tags, but he could always dmap the property. I believe the dmap apps are being accepted until July 1.
Thanks, but that wouldn't help him to be able to hunt his own land. I am thinking it won't be an issue this year with the new application process, but who knows.

There are a couple of good one's up there that we couldn't get on last year. This guy passed one of the Spypoint's this morning...


Too bad it wasn’t one of the Reveals, the pic quality would have been much better.
 

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Thanks, but that wouldn't help him to be able to hunt his own land. I am thinking it won't be an issue this year with the new application process, but who knows.

There are a couple of good one's up there that we couldn't get on last year. This guy passed one of the Spypoint's this morning...


Too bad it wasn’t one of the Reveals, the pic quality would have been much better.
Wow that's gonna be a good buck!

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Thanks, but that wouldn't help him to be able to hunt his own land. I am thinking it won't be an issue this year with the new application process, but who knows.

There are a couple of good one's up there that we couldn't get on last year. This guy passed one of the Spypoint's this morning...


Too bad it wasn’t one of the Reveals, the pic quality would have been much better.
Why wouldn't that help him to be able to hunt his own land?That's what DMAP is for.
 
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