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GENERAL HUNTING LICENSES MENTORED HUNTING PERMITS
Resident Adult Hunting Mentored Youth Permit
Resident Junior Hunting Mentored Youth Permit - No Tags
Resident Junior Combo Resident Mentored Adult Permit
Resident Senior Hunting Nonresident Mentored Adult Permit
Resident Senior Lifetime Hunting GENERAL FURTAKER LICENSES
Resident Senior Lifetime Combo Resident Adult Furtaker
Resident Senior Lifetime Combo Upgrade Resident Junior Furtaker
Resident Senior Lifetime Hunting Renewal Resident Senior Furtaker
Resident Senior Lifetime Combo Renewal Resident Senior Lifetime Furtaker
Resident Landowner Hunting Resident Senior Lifetime Furtaker Renewal
Resident Military Hunting Resident DV Lifetime Furtaker Renewal
Resident National Guard Hunting Nonresident Adult Furtaker
Resident Reserves Hunting Nonresident Junior Furtaker
Resident DV Lifetime Hunting Renewal ELK APPLICATIONS
Nonresident Adult Hunting Antlered Elk Application
Nonresident Junior Hunting Antlerless Elk Application
Nonresident Junior Combo Either Sex Elk Application
Nonresident 7-Day Small Game Elk Preference Point Only
ADD-ON LICENSES OTHER PERMITS AND PRIVILEGES
Resident Archery Bobcat Permit
Resident Muzzleloader Fisher Permit
Resident Migratory Game Bird River Otter Permit
Resident Bear Resident DMAP Permit (coupon)
Resident Special Spring Turkey Nonresident DMAP Permit (coupon)
Nonresident Archery Resident DMAP Permit (no coupon)
Nonresident Muzzleloader Nonresident DMAP permit (no coupon)
Nonresident Migratory Game Bird Federal Duck Stamp (eDuck)
Nonresident Bear SOLD BY COUNTY TREASURES ONLY
Nonresident Special Spring Turkey Resident DV Lifetime Hunting
SOLD BY COUNTY TREASURERS & PGC
OFFICES ONLY
Resident DV Lifetime Furtaker
Resident POW Hunting Resident Antlerless Deer
Resident DV Hunting Resident Landowner Antlerless Deer
Resident Reduced DV Hunting Resident Armed Forces Antlerless Deer
Resident DV Furtaker Resident DV Antlerless Deer
Resident Reduced DV Furtaker Nonresident Antlerless Deer
Nonresident Landowner Antlerless Deer

GENERAL HUNTING LICENSES

Resident Adult Hunting License ($20.70): Issued to bona fide residents of Pennsylvania ages 17 through 64.

Resident Junior Hunting License ($6.70): Issued to bona fide residents of Pennsylvania ages 12 through 16. Eleven-year-olds may apply for a junior license if they reach age 12 by June 30 of the current license year and have successfully completed the required Hunter-Trapper Education Course. The actual hunting privileges granted to the junior license holder may not be exercised until he or she reaches age 12. In addition to the junior applicant's signature, a parent or guardian must sign the license to validate it and the information provided before the junior license holder goes afield. No archery, muzzleloader or furtaker add-on privileges are available for this license. If a junior wants any of these privileges, he or she must purchase a Junior Resident Combination License.

Resident Junior Combination License ($9.70): Issued to bona fide residents of Pennsylvania ages 12 through 16. Eleven-year-olds may apply for a junior combination license if they reach age 12 by June 30 of the current license year and have successfully completed the required Hunter-Trapper Education Course. The actual privileges granted to the junior combination license holder may not be exercised until he or she reaches age 12. In addition to the junior applicant's signature, a parent or guardian must sign the license to validate it and the information provided before the junior license holder goes afield. Combination licenses grant hunting, furtaker, archery and muzzleloader privileges. Combination licenses do not include bear, migratory game bird, special spring gobbler or antlerless deer license privileges.

Resident Senior Hunting License ($13.70): Issued to bona fide residents of Pennsylvania ages 65 and older. Sixty-four-year-olds may apply for a senior license if they reach age 65 by June 30 of the current license year. This license is valid for only the license year of issuance.

Resident Senior Lifetime Hunting License ($51.70): Issued to bona fide residents of Pennsylvania ages 65 and older. Sixty-four-year-olds may apply for a senior lifetime hunting license if they reach age 65 by June 30 of the current license year. Lifetime license holders apply for free renewal hunting licenses each year to receive valid harvest tags for that particular license year.

Senior Resident Lifetime Combination License ($101.70): Issued to bona fide residents of Pennsylvania ages 65 and older. Sixty-four-year-olds may apply for a senior lifetime combination license if they reach age 65 by June 30 of the current license year. Combination licenses grant hunting, furtaker, archery and muzzleloader privileges. Combination licenses do not include bear, migratory game bird, special spring gobbler or antlerless deer license privileges. Lifetime license holders apply for free renewal combination licenses each year to receive valid harvest tags for that particular license year.

Resident Senior Lifetime Combination Upgrade License ($51.70): Issued to current senior lifetime hunting or furtaker license holders who desire to upgrade their license privileges to the combination category (which includes hunting, furtaker, archery and muzzleloader).

Resident Senior Lifetime Hunting Renewal License (No Charge): Issued to Resident Senior Lifetime Hunting license holders to renew a lifetime license for the current year. Lifetime license holders renewing for the first time through PALS must provide their Social Security Number (SSN) (one time only) and their valid PA Driver's License or some other form of positive ID showing their current address. ID cards are no longer issued or required since PALS accesses the resident senior lifetime license database to verify privileges that the hunter has on file. If a license holder moves out-of-state, he or she is not eligible to renew their senior lifetime license. Senior lifetime license holders are entitled to only one free license per year. If their renewal license is lost, they must be issued a replacement at the cost of $6.70

Resident Senior Lifetime Combination Renewal License (No Charge): Issued to Resident Senior Lifetime Combination license holders to renew a lifetime license for the current year. Lifetime license holders renewing for the first time through PALS must provide their SSN (one time only) and their valid PA Driver's License or some other form of positive ID showing their current address. ID cards are no longer issued or required since PALS accesses the resident senior lifetime license database to verify privileges that the hunter has on file. If a license holder moves out-of-state, he or she is not eligible to renew their senior lifetime license. Senior lifetime license holders are entitled to only one free license per year. If their renewal license is lost, they must be issued a replacement at the cost of $6.70.

Resident Military Hunting License ($2.70): To qualify, applicants must meet all of the following requirements and provide the appropriate documentation.

  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania, and provide proof that it is their home of record
  • Be currently serving on active and full-time duty in the U.S. Armed Forces or the U.S. Coast Guard, and provide documentation of their military status
  • Be currently assigned to a facility outside of Pennsylvania, and provide official orders showing that they are stationed outside of this Commonwealth
  • Be on temporary leave in Pennsylvania, and provide leave papers

Resident National Guard Hunting License ($2.70) and Resident Reserves Hunting License ($2.70): To qualify, applicants must meet all of the following requirements and provide the appropriate documentation. Be a qualified resident who, within the previous 24 months, has been deployed overseas as a member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard or Air National Guard on active Federal service, or a reserve component of the armed forces for a period of 60 consecutive days or more, or was released early from such service because of injury or disease incurred in the line of duty. Only one Pennsylvania National Guard or Reserves hunting license may be issued for each qualifying deployment of a person applying for this license. All applicants must provide documentation of:

  • Pennsylvania being their home of record
  • Documentation of military status or discharge papers, if applicable
  • Individual or unit orders showing the return date from overseas.

Resident Disabled Veteran (DV) Lifetime Hunting Renewal License (No Charge): Issued to Resident DV Lifetime Hunting license holders to renew a DV lifetime hunting license for the current year. DV lifetime hunting license holders renewing for the first time through PALS must provide their SSN (one time only) and their valid PA Driver's License or some other form of positive ID showing their current address. ID cards are no longer issued or required since PALS accesses the resident DV lifetime license database to verify privileges that the individual has on file.

Resident Landowner Hunting License ($4.70): Issued to qualified resident owners or possessors of land, comprising 80 or more contiguous acres, which are enrolled in a Pennsylvania Game Commission cooperative public access program. Land must be open to public hunting and trapping the entire license year. Applicants must provide their PGC cooperative public access program agreement number (referred to as "subscription number" in PALS). This number is required as part of the application process to verify the applicant qualifies for this reduced-fee license type. If the applicant does not have his or her agreement number, the applicant must contact the PGC regional office for their county.

Nonresident Adult Hunting License ($101.70): Issued to nonresidents of Pennsylvania (from any state or nation) who are age 17 and older.

Nonresident Junior Hunting License ($41.70): Issued to nonresidents of Pennsylvania (from any state or nation) who are ages 12 through 16. Eleven-year-olds may apply for a junior license if they reach age 12 by June 30 of the current license year and have successfully completed the required Hunter-Trapper Education Course. The actual hunting privileges granted to the junior license holder may not be exercised until he or she reaches age 12. In addition to the junior applicant's signature, a parent or guardian must sign the license to validate it and the information provided before the junior license holder goes afield. No archery, muzzleloader or furtaker add-on privileges are available for this license. If a junior wants any of these privileges, they must purchase a Junior Nonresident Combination License.

Nonresident Junior Combination License ($51.70): Issued to nonresidents of Pennsylvania (from any state or nation) who are ages 12 through 16. Eleven-year-olds may apply for a junior license if they reach age 12 by June 30 of the current license year and have successfully completed the required Hunter-Trapper Education Course. The actual privileges granted to the junior combination license holder may not be exercised until he or she reaches age 12. In addition to the junior applicant's signature, his or her parent or guardian must sign the license to validate it and the information provided before the junior license holder goes afield. Combination licenses grant hunting, furtaker, archery and muzzleloader privileges. Combination licenses do not include bear, migratory game bird, special spring gobbler or antlerless deer license privileges.

Nonresident 7-Day Small Game License ($31.70): Issued to nonresidents of Pennsylvania (from any state or nation) who are age 12 and older. For applicants under 17, the applicant's parent or guardian must co-sign the license to validate it and the information provided before the license holder goes afield. This license is not valid for big game including turkey. Nonresidents may purchase this license to lawfully hunt waterfowl in Pennsylvania, as long as they also possess a PA Nonresident Migratory Game Bird License and a Federal Duck Stamp.

ADD-ON LICENSES

Resident Archery License ($16.70): Issued in addition to a general hunting license to resident applicants who wish to hunt during the archery deer seasons.

Resident Muzzleloader License ($11.70): Issued in addition to a general hunting license to resident applicants who wish to hunt during the muzzleloader and flintlock muzzleloader deer seasons.

Resident Migratory Game Bird License ($3.70): Issued in addition to a general hunting or combination license to resident applicants who wish to hunt migratory game birds. To lawfully hunt waterfowl, hunters age 16 and older must also obtain a Federal Duck Stamp. Please be sure to answer the migratory game bird harvest questions. Since HIP survey information is collected through the PALS application process and sent electronically to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, it is very important to answer these questions accurately so that critical federal and state harvest surveys are not compromised.

Resident Bear License ($16.70): Issued in addition to a general hunting or combination license to resident applicants age 12 and older, who wish to hunt bears during any bear season.

Resident Special Spring Turkey License ($21.70): Issued in addition to a general hunting or combination license to resident applicants who wish to obtain an additional spring gobbler tag. Limit of one second spring gobbler license/tag per license year. Deadline for Issuance: April 29, 2016.

Nonresident Archery License ($26.70): Issued in addition to a general hunting license to nonresident applicants who wish to hunt during the archery deer seasons.

Nonresident Muzzleloader License ($21.70): Issued in addition to a general hunting license to nonresident applicants who wish to hunt during the muzzleloader and flintlock muzzleloader deer seasons.

Nonresident Migratory Game Bird License ($6.70): Issued in addition to a general hunting or combination license or 7-Day nonresident small game license to nonresident applicants who wish to hunt migratory game birds. To lawfully hunt waterfowl, hunters age 16 and older must also obtain a Federal Duck Stamp. Please be sure to answer the migratory game bird harvest questions. Since HIP survey information is collected through the PALS application process and sent electronically to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, it is very important to answer these questions accurately so that critical federal and state harvest surveys are not compromised.

Nonresident Bear License ($36.70): Issued in addition to a general hunting or combination license to nonresident applicants age 12 and older, who wish to hunt bears during any bear season

Nonresident Special Spring Turkey License ($41.70): Issued in addition to a general hunting or combination license to nonresident applicants who wish to obtain an additional spring gobbler tag. Limit of one second spring gobbler license/tag per license year. Deadline for Issuance: April 29, 2016.

MENTORED HUNTING PERMITS

Mentored Youth Permit ($2.70): Issued to resident and nonresident youth between 7 and 11 years old at the time of application. In addition to the applicant's signature, the applicant's parent or guardian must sign the permit to validate it and the information provided before the mentored youth hunter goes afield. This permit includes one antlered deer tag and one spring turkey tag. The cost to replace a lost Mentored Youth Hunt Permit is $2.70. See current Digest for additional details.

Mentored Youth Permit – No Tags ($2.70): Issued to resident and nonresident youth younger than 7 years old at the time of application. In addition to the applicant's signature, the applicant's parent or guardian must sign the permit to validate it and the information provided before the mentored youth hunter goes afield. This permit does not include any game tags. The cost to replace a lost Mentored Youth Hunt Permit is $2.70. See current Digest for additional details.

Resident Mentored Adult Permit ($20.70): Issued to bona fide residents of Pennsylvania ages 18 or older. Applicants may not hold or have held a hunting or furtaking license, or mentored youth hunting permit in Pennsylvania or any other state or nation. This permit is eligible to purchase for 3 consecutive years only. This permit includes one spring turkey tag. The applicant must sign the permit to validate it and the information provided before the mentored adult hunter goes afield. The cost to replace a lost Resident Mentored Adult Hunting Permit is $6.70. See current digest for additional details.

Nonresident Mentored Adult Permit ($101.70): Issued to nonresidents of Pennsylvania ages 18 or older. Applicants may not hold or have held a hunting or furtaking license, or mentored youth hunting permit in Pennsylvania or any other state or nation. This permit is eligible to purchase for 3 consecutive years only. This permit includes one spring turkey tag. The applicant must sign the permit to validate it and the information provided before the mentored adult hunter goes afield. The cost to replace a lost Nonresident Mentored Adult Hunting Permit is $6.70. See current digest for additional details.

GENERAL FURTAKER LICENSES

Resident Adult Furtaker License ($20.70): Issued to bona fide residents of Pennsylvania ages 17 and older

Resident Junior Furtaker License ($6.70): Issued to bona fide residents of Pennsylvania ages 12 through 16. Eleven-year-olds may apply for a junior license if they reach age 12 by June 30 of the current license year and have successfully completed the required Hunter-Trapper Education Course. The actual furtaking privileges granted to the junior license holder may not be exercised until he or she reaches age 12. In addition to the junior applicant's signature a parent or guardian must sign the license to validate it and the information provided before the junior license holder goes afield.

Resident Senior Furtaker License ($13.70): Issued to bona fide residents of Pennsylvania ages 65 and older. Sixty-four year olds may apply for a senior license if they reach age 65 by June 30 of the current license year.

Resident Senior Lifetime Furtaker License ($51.70): Issued to bona fide residents of Pennsylvania ages 65 and older. Sixty-four year olds may apply for a senior lifetime furtaker license if they reach age 65 by June 30 of the current license year. License holders apply for free renewal furtaker licenses each year as desired.

Resident Senior Lifetime Furtaker Renewal License (No Charge): Issued to Resident Senior Lifetime Furtaker license holders to renew their lifetime furtaker license for the current year. Lifetime furtaker license holders renewing for the first time through PALS must provide their SSN (one time only) and their valid PA Driver's License or some other form of positive ID showing their current address. ID cards are no longer issued or required since PALS accesses the resident senior lifetime license database to verify privileges that the hunter has on file.

Resident DV Lifetime Furtaker Renewal License (No Charge): Issued to Resident DV Lifetime Furtaker license holders to renew their DV lifetime furtaker license for the current year. DV lifetime furtaker license holders renewing for the first time through PALS must provide their SSN (one time only) and their valid PA Driver's License or some other form of positive ID showing their current address. ID cards are no longer issued or required since PALS accesses the resident DV lifetime license database to verify privileges that the individual has on file.

Nonresident Adult Furtaker License ($81.70): Issued to nonresidents of Pennsylvania (from any state or nation) who are age 17 and older.

Nonresident Junior Furtaker License ($41.70): Issued to nonresidents of Pennsylvania (from any state or nation) who are age 12 through 16. Eleven-year-olds may apply for a junior license if they reach age 12 by June 30 of the current license year and have successfully completed the required Hunter-Trapper Education Course. The actual furtaking privileges granted to the junior license holder may not be exercised until he or she reaches age 12. In addition to the junior applicant's signature, a parent or guardian must sign the license to validate it and the information provided before the junior license holder goes afield.

ELK APPLICATIONS

Available to residents and nonresidents, with or without a current hunting or combination license, who wish to be entered into the special drawing for an elk license. Only one elk license application may be submitted per license year. Please choose No Preference (NP) if the hunter does not request or desire a specific Elk Hunt Zone. See current Digest for additional details. Deadline for Issuance: July 31, 2016.

Antlered Elk Application ($10.70): Applicant entered for the bull drawing.

Antlerless Elk Application ($10.70): Applicant entered for the cow drawing

Either Sex Elk Application ($10.70): Applicant entered for either drawing

Elk Preference Point Only ($10.70): Purchase of one preference point to be applied to a future drawing. Applicant will not be entered into the current year's drawing.

OTHER PERMITS AND PRIVILEGES

Bobcat Permit ($6.70): Available to resident and nonresidents who hold a current furtaker or combination license and wish to hunt or trap bobcats during the bobcat season. Since only one permit may be issued per license year, a replacement license would be necessary if the original was lost. The cost to replace a lost Bobcat Permit is $6.70. See current Digest for season dates and details. Deadline for Issuance: December 18, 2016.

Fisher Permit ($6.70): Available to resident and nonresidents who hold a current furtaker or combination license and wish to trap fishers during the fisher season. Since only one permit may be issued per license year, a replacement license would be necessary if the original was lost. The cost to replace a lost Fisher Permit is $6.70. See current Digest for season dates and details. Deadline for Issuance: December 18, 2016.

River Otter Permit ($6.70): Available to resident and nonresidents who hold a current furtaker or combination license and wish to trap river otters during the river otter season. Since only one permit may be issued per license year, a replacement license would be necessary if the original was lost. The cost to replace a lost River Otter Permit is $6.70. See current Digest for season dates and details. Deadline for Issuance: February 20, 2016.

Resident DMAP (coupon) ($10.70): Issued in addition to a general hunting or combination license to resident applicants who wish to obtain a DMAP harvest permit to harvest an antlerless deer in a specific DMAP unit. These DMAP units require that the applicant obtain a DMAP coupon from the landowner. This coupon must be presented to an issuing agent prior to the issuance of a DMAP harvest permit. See current Digest for additional details

Nonresident DMAP (coupon) ($35.70): Issued in addition to a general hunting or combination license to nonresident applicants who wish to obtain a DMAP harvest permit to harvest an antlerless deer in a specific DMAP unit. These DMAP units require that the applicant obtain a DMAP coupon from the landowner. This coupon must be presented to an issuing agent prior to the issuance of a DMAP harvest permit. See current Digest for additional details.

Resident DMAP (no coupon) ($10.70): Issued in addition to a general hunting or combination license to resident applicants who wish to obtain a DMAP harvest permit to harvest an antlerless deer in a specific DMAP unit. These DMAP units do not require a DMAP coupon to purchase the harvest permit. In these units, DMAP harvest permits are issued until the allocation is exhausted. See current Digest for additional details.

Nonresident DMAP (no coupon) ($35.70): Issued in addition to a general hunting or combination license to nonresident applicants who wish to obtain a DMAP harvest permit to harvest an antlerless deer in a specific DMAP unit. These DMAP units do not require a DMAP coupon to purchase the harvest permit. In these units, DMAP harvest permits are issued until the allocation is exhausted. See current Digest for additional details.

Federal Duck Stamp (eDuck) ($28.20): Issued to residents and nonresidents wishing to purchase a Federal Duck Stamp. The customer makes the purchase through PALS. A temporary, electronic Federal Duck Stamp (eDuck) is printed immediately and is valid for 45 days from date of purchase. The actual Federal Duck Stamp will be mailed within 45 days to the individual's current address in PALS. Please ensure the applicant's address is correct in PALS to reduce delays in shipping the Federal Duck Stamp. The temporary eDuck stamp is a valid Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation stamp and is valid to hunt migratory birds within Pennsylvania and any other state(s) that may have approved its validity.

SOLD BY COUNTY TREASURERS & PGC OFFICES ONLY

Prisoner of War (POW) Hunting License ($2.70): To qualify, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a qualified resident who was imprisoned by enemy forces while in the service of the Armed Forces of the United States as certified by the appropriate branch of the Armed Forces of the United States.
  • Applicants should produce a copy of orders showing the award of the Prisoner of War Medal or a DD 214 stating prisoner of war status and proof of residency.

Resident Disabled Veteran (DV) Hunting and Furtaker Licenses: Issued by County Treasurers and PGC Office only. To be eligible for a resident DV license, the veteran must have a service-related disability incurred during a war or armed conflict and meet one of the three criteria shown below.

  1. The loss of one or more limbs
  2. The loss of use of one or more limbs
  3. Veterans Affairs certification of 100% physical disability or documentation that the veteran is receiving 100% or total compensation*.

The term "War" as used in Section 2706 of the Pennsylvania Game and Wildlife Code shall include both declared and undeclared wars for which veterans receive benefits from the federal government. Eligible disabled veterans include: World War I veterans who served from April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918; World War II veterans who served from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946; veterans of the Korean conflict who served from June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955; Vietnam Era veterans who served from August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975; Persian Gulf War veterans who served from August 2, 1990 to April 6, 1991, Iraq War veterans who served from March 19, 2003 to December 15, 2011, and Afghanistan War veterans who served from October 7, 2001 through a date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation.

* Under Veterans Administration regulations, total disability ratings for compensation may be assigned where the injury rating is less than total, when the disabled veteran is unable to secure or follow a gainful occupation as a result of service-connected disabilities. In such cases, the veteran will have documentation that he is receiving 100 percent or total compensation. Since the U.S. Government has assigned a total disability rating for compensation for such a veteran, we will recognize the veteran as a 100 percent disabled veteran who qualifies for a free hunting license with proper documentation.

For some veterans discharged in 1973 or later, the claim number and SSN are the same. A Veteran's Administration form letter may be obtained from the following address: Department of Veterans Affairs, P.O. Box 8079, Philadelphia, PA 19101.

Resident DV Hunting License (No Charge): Issued annually to residents that meet one of the requirements above. Generally applies to those veterans that may have a future review of their disability rating. A qualified veteran who has a disability rating of less than 100 percent, but meets the first or second criteria, may also be eligible. This disability must be directly related to injuries incurred while on active duty during a war or armed conflict. Discharge papers may also be required.

Resident Reduced DV Hunting License ($2.70): Issued to resident veterans that have a service-related disability incurred during a war or armed conflicted and possess a disability rating between 60% and 99% as certified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

Resident DV Furtaker (No Charge): Issued annually to residents that meet one of the requirements above. Generally applies to those veterans that may have a future review of their disability rating. A qualified veteran who has a disability rating of less than 100 percent, but meets the first or second criteria, may also be eligible. This disability must be directly related to injuries incurred while on active duty during a war or armed conflict. Discharge papers may also be required.

Resident Reduced DV Furtaker ($2.70): Issued to resident veterans that have a service-related disability incurred during a war or armed conflicted and possess a disability rating between 60% and 99% as certified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

DV License Replacements: An individual who loses his or her DV license (yearly, lifetime or renewal) may purchase a replacement at the cost of $6.70. Qualified DV license holders are entitled to only one free license per year.

SOLD BY COUNTY TREASURERS ONLY

Resident DV Lifetime Hunting License (No Charge): Issued to residents that meet one of the requirements above, and, if qualifying under the second or third criteria, present documentation that the condition is permanent. A qualified veteran who has a disability rating of less than 100 percent, but meets the first or second criteria, may also be eligible. This disability must be directly related to injuries incurred while on active duty during a war or armed conflict. Discharge papers may also be required. Applicants may obtain yearly renewal licenses through any issuing agent. DV Lifetime license ID cards are no longer issued or required since PALS accesses the resident DV lifetime license database to verify privileges that the hunter has on file. If a license holder moves out-of-state, he or she is not eligible to renew their DV Lifetime license.

Resident DV Lifetime Furtaker (No Charge): Issued to residents that meet one of the requirements above, and, if qualifying under the second or third criteria, present documentation that the condition is permanent. A qualified veteran who has a disability rating of less than 100 percent, but meets the first or second criteria, may also be eligible. This disability must be directly related to injuries incurred while on active duty during a war or armed conflict. Discharge papers may also be required. Applicants obtain yearly renewal licenses through any issuing agent. DV Lifetime license ID cards are no longer issued or required since PALS accesses the resident DV lifetime license database to verify privileges that the hunter has on file. If a license holder moves out-of-state, he or she is not eligible to renew their DV Lifetime license.

Antlerless Deer Licenses: (Residents: $6.70 – Nonresidents $26.70) Using the pink Official Antlerless Deer License Application Envelope, hunters will mail their antlerless deer license applications directly to a County Treasurer of their choice, not the Game Commission. County Treasurers can issue antlerless deer licenses for any wildlife management unit (WMU), not only those in which their counties are located. Hunters may use the application panel that comes with the general hunting license, the application forms contained in the Digest or the application forms on the PGC website. Any of the aforementioned applications are valid and may be copied, but an original signature on the application is required.

Hunters may indicate their first, second and third WMU preference on the application. If the first WMU of choice is sold out, the Treasurer will issue a license for the second or third WMU preference based on license availability. PALS automatically tracks allocations and monitors personal license limits so hunters are not issued more licenses than they are entitled to at any given point. Antlerless deer licenses are issued without restrictions or regard to the applicant's county of residence.

The following information is an outline of the application schedule for 2015. Please note that Landowner antlerless deer licenses must be issued prior to the start of the regular application period, which begins July 13 this year.

2015 Antlerless Deer License Application Schedule

Monday, July 13: First day resident antlerless deer license applications accepted by County Treasurers (Mail Only).

Monday, July 27: First day nonresident antlerless deer license applications accepted by County Treasurers (Mail Only).

Monday, August 3: If antlerless deer licenses are still available, County Treasurers accept antlerless deer license applications from residents and nonresidents for a first unsold tag (Mail Only – first round, one unsold tag per applicant). For WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D only, applicants may apply for an unlimited number of unsold tags, by mail only, limit of three applications per envelope.

Monday, August 17: If antlerless deer licenses are still available, County Treasurers accept antlerless deer license applications from residents and nonresidents for a second unsold tag (Mail Only – second round).

Monday, August 24: Over-the-counter sales begin for applicants who desire antlerless deer licenses (unlimited) in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D.

Monday, Sept. 14: Regular and first round unsold licenses are scheduled to be mailed to successful applicants.

Monday, Sept. 28: Second round unsold licenses are scheduled to be mailed to successful applicants.

Monday, Oct. 5: If antlerless deer licenses are still available and the applicant has not exceeded his or her license limit, County Treasurers accept antlerless deer license applications over-the-counter.

Replacement Antlerless Deer Licenses ($6.70): County Treasurers can issue Replacement Antlerless Deer Licenses for any WMU. If the applicant cannot appear in person, they may mail a completed "Mail-Order Application/Affidavit for Replacement of a Lost Antlerless Deer License" form along with the proper remittance to a County Treasurer. This form is available in the Digest and on the Game Commission's website. The applicant should mail the completed form and remittance in a plain envelope marked "Replacement Antlerless Application." Applicants who apply by mail must include a self-addressed stamped return envelope.

Armed Forces (AF) Antlerless Deer Licenses ($6.70): These licenses are issued by County Treasurers to eligible resident U.S. Armed Forces or resident U.S. Coast Guard personnel. Qualified applicants may apply to any County Treasurer for the WMU in which they desire to hunt. To qualify, applicants must be full-time active duty or within sixty (60) days of their honorable discharge. Applicants are not required to be stationed outside of Pennsylvania. Immediate family members of qualified applicants and individuals serving in the Reserves or National Guard are not eligible for this license. If a resident applicant who normally serves in the Reserves or National Guard is called to serve in a Federal full-time active duty (generally referred to as Title 10) status prior to applying, this person could qualify for the license.

Applicants must produce substantial proof of their military. In lieu of the standard documentation described in that section, military personnel may produce the following three items together; an expired Pennsylvania Driver's license, a valid military identification card and official orders or discharge papers documenting the time frame of active duty service. Under the Vehicles Law of Pennsylvania, Section 1514(d), a driver's license held by a person who enters or is on active duty in the armed forces is valid as long as active duty continues and the person is absent from the Commonwealth. In fact, the driver's license remains valid 45 days following the date of the person's discharge from active duty or return to the Commonwealth unless otherwise suspended by law.

An applicant may obtain only one guaranteed AF antlerless deer license. These licenses may be issued at any time.

If the applicant cannot apply in person, they may mail their antlerless deer license application, remittance and supporting documentation (official orders) directly to a County Treasurer using a plain envelope marked "Armed Forces Antlerless Application." Applicants who apply by mail must include a self-addressed stamped return envelope.

Disabled Veteran (DV) Antlerless Deer Licenses ($6.70): Eligible resident disabled war veterans as described above may apply to any County Treasurer for the WMU in which they desire to hunt. If the qualified veteran cannot apply in person, he or she should mail their antlerless deer license application, remittance and supporting documents (Veterans Administration form letter) directly to the County Treasurer in a plain envelope marked "Disabled Veteran Antlerless Application." Applicants who apply by mail must include a self-addressed stamped return envelope.

An applicant may obtain only one guaranteed DV antlerless deer license. This license may be issued at any time. Applicants who receive the Reduced DV Hunting license do not qualify for the DV Antlerless Deer License.

Landowner Antlerless Deer Licenses (Residents: $6.70 – Nonresidents $26.70): These licenses are issued only by the County Treasurer in the county in which the applicant owns (leased land does not qualify) fifty (50) or more contiguous (all adjoining) acres of land totally within the county of application. The applicant understands and must agree to at the time of application, that the subject fifty (50) or more contiguous acres of land are open to public hunting and trapping and shall remain open to public hunting and trapping during the entire license year (July 1 to June 30) for which the Landowners Antlerless Deer license is issued. This license is available to both residents and nonresidents.

If the qualifying acreage is located within a county with two or more wildlife management units, the applicant selects the management unit he or she desires.

The Landowner Antlerless Deer license may be applied for and issued anytime prior to regular Antlerless Deer licenses going on sale (July 13 this year). The applicant must furnish proof of ownership of land to the County Treasurer in the form of the original deed or true copy thereof. Applicants or their agents may present their antlerless deer license application, Landowner Antlerless Deer license affidavit, etc. to the County Treasurer in person. If this is not possible, applicant may mail these items and remittance to the County Treasurer in a plain envelope marked "Landowner Antlerless Application." Applicants who apply by mail must include a self-addressed stamped return envelope.

Only one Landowner Antlerless Deer license shall be issued per qualifying deed regardless of acreage in excess of 50. Under no circumstances may an individual make application for more than one or receive more than one Landowner Antlerless Deer license in any given year regardless of the number of qualifying tracts held or acreage above the minimum involved.










Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Ave, Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17110-9797