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Deer Rifle Season Is Underway And Hunters Are Helping Feed Those In Need

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Keith Srakocic
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AP
A pair of deer peer through the woods from near a tree on the first day of regular firearms deer hunting season in most of Pennsylvania, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Fombell, Pa.

Thanksgiving is over but for many around Pennsylvania Monday marked the start of an unofficial holiday: the opening of deer rifle season.

The season goes until Dec. 8.

Hunters are only allowed to take deer with antlers until Friday. After that, both antlered and antlerless deer can be taken.

The game commission says unseasonably warm weather, high levels of precipitation and a later-than-normal leave drop have made it more difficult to track deer movements this fall.

The commission is encouraging hunters to scout for deer before setting up their spot.

Also this year, deer hunters are helping to feed those in need around the state.

The state's Hunters Sharing the Harvest program lets hunters donate their deer to food banks, soup kitchens and hungry families.