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Pennsylvania’s deer season for hunters with rifles starts |

Pennsylvania’s deer season for hunters with rifles starts

The Associated Press
| Monday, November 30, 2015 7:09 a.m
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Kevin J. Lamb, 59, of Glenshaw takes aim while hunting in the state game lands off Mingo Road in Wexford on the opening day of Pennsylvania’s firearms deer season, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014.
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Jason Beck of Monessen checks on his tree stand in Fallowfield on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015.
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Jason Beck of Monessen replaces the batteries in one of his many trail cameras in Fallowfield on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015.
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Jason Beck of Monessen checks his food plots in Fallowfield on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Beck plants turnips to attract deer.

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s Game Commission estimates about 750,000 hunters with rifles are expected to pursue white-tailed deer.

The rifle season opened just before sunrise on Monday and continues through Dec. 12.

Licensed hunters may kill antlered or antlerless deer at any time during the season in some parts of the state. In others, hunters may take only antlered deer during the season’s first five days.

Hunters older than 16 years of age must have a $20.70 general hunting license or a $101.70 general license for nonresidents. Junior hunting license cost $6.70 for ages 12 to 18, or $41.70 for young nonresidents.

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