900,000 hunters expected as Pa. deer season opens

December 1, 2008 11:23:23 AM PST
Pennsylvania Game Commission officers are trying to find a hunter who fired a shotgun slug through a home window, but otherwise are reporting few incidents early as 900,000 hunters take to the woods on the first day of rifle deer season. The season runs through Dec. 13 in most areas of the state. The game commission says deer license sales are up this year. About 323,000 deer were harvested by licensed hunters last year, down from nearly 362,000 in 2006.

Game officials say nobody was hurt when the shotgun slug broke a bedroom window in West Cocalico Township in Lancaster County about 7:30 a.m. Monday.

Another hunter who fell out of a tree stand in Berks County required an ambulance but officials have no other immediate information on that incident.

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