Deer Season Survey Results For the last few weeks, I have had a survey posted on my website asking people about their preference of the start of rifle deer season in Pennsylvania. Are you happy with the Saturday rifle deer season opening after Thanksgiving or would you rather return to the traditional Monday after Thanksgiving opening? Here are the results of that survey. The first report shows our total survey responses. The second shows the number of duplicated and erroneous entries that were omitted to ensure the fairness and accuracy of the survey. The third report shows the legitimate survey responses, which subtracts the duplicate and erroneous entries. The data is clear. The majority of respondents would rather the start of deer rifle season return to the traditional Monday after Thanksgiving. Thank you to everyone who participated in the poll.