THE 2015-2016 HUNTING LICENSE WILL GO
ON SALE AT THE COUNTY TREASURER'S OFFICE
BEGINNING MONDAY JUNE 8, 2015
FEDERAL DUCK STAMP
SENIOR RESIDENT LIFETIME
ARCHERY & MUZZLELOADER MIGRATORY GAME BIRD
BEAR STAMP FURTAKER MILITARY DISABLED VETERAN
A. Types of Hunting Licenses and their Costs:
Adult Resident Hunting License Stamp: ($20.70) Issued to residents of Pennsylvania
ages 17 through 64.
Resident Hunting License Stamp: ($6.70) Junior Resident Combination
Stamp: ($9.70) Issued to residents of Pennsylvania ages 12 through 16. Eleven
year olds may apply for a junior license if they will reach age 12 by June 30 of the
current license year and have successfully completed the Hunter-Trapper Education Course.
Hunting privileges may not be exercised until they reach age 12. A parent or guardian must
sign the application/back tag if the junior does not appear in person. A Combination License
includes hunting, furtaker, archery and muzzleloader privileges.
Resident Hunting License Stamp: ($13.70) Issued to residents of
ages 65 and over. Sixty four year olds may apply for senior license if the will reach age 65 by
June 30 of the current license year.
Resident Lifetime Hunting Stamp: ($51.70) Senior Resident Lifetime
License Stamp: ($101.70) Issued to residents of Pennsylvania age 65 or older, or who will be
65 by June 30 of the current license year. A Combination License includes hunting, furtaker,
archery and muzzleloader privileges.
Additional lifetime information
Nonresident Hunting License Stamp: ($101.70) Issued to nonresidents of
Pennsylvania, from any
state or nation who are age 17 and older.
Nonresident Hunting License Stamp: ($41.70) Junior Nonresident Combination
License Stamp: ($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 will reach age
12 by June 30 of the current license year and have successfully completed the required Hunter-
Trapper Education Course. Hunting privileges may not be exercised until they reach age 12.
A parent or guardian must sign the application/back tag copy if the junior does not appear in
person. A Combination License includes hunting, furtaking, archery and muzzleloader
Nonresident Small Game License (Back Tag): ($31.70) Issued to
Pennsylvania from any state or nation who are age 12 and older. For applicants under 17, a
parent or guardian must sign the application/back tag. Desired hunting dates may be postdated
(seven consecutive days including Sundays). License not valid for big game including turkey.
Nonresidents may purchase this license to hunt waterfowl in Pennsylvania, as long as they also
possess a PA Nonresident Migratory Game Bird License and a Federal Duck Stamp.
Archery License Stamp: ($16.70) Nonresident Archery License Stamp: ($26.70)
Issued in addition to a general hunting license to applicants who wish to hunt during the special
archery deer seasons.
Muzzleloader License Stamp: ($11.70) Nonresident Muzzleloader License
($21.70) Issued in addition to a general hunting license to applicants who wish to hunt during the
special flintlock muzzleloader deer season. There is no cut off period to purchase
a muzzleloader license.
Migratory Game Bird License: ($3.70) Nonresident Migratory Game Bird
License: ($6.70) Issued in addition to a general hunting license and to nonresidents in addition
to a general hunting license or a 7-Day small game license. To hunt waterfowl persons 16 and
older are required to have a federal duck stamp.
(11) Resident Bear
License Stamp: ($16.70) Nonresident Bear License Stamp: ($36.70)
in addition to a general hunting license to applicants age 12 or older who wish to hunt bear
during the special season.
Duck Stamp:16 and
older are required to have a federal duck stamp.
(13) Mentored Youth Hunting
Program (Kids Under 12) ($2.70) See more information on the Pa Game
(14) Mentored Adult Hunting Program first
time hunters age18 and over ($20.70) See more information on the
Pa Game Commission website.
HUNTING LICENSE APPLICATION.
B. Types of Furtaker Licenses and Their
(Furtaker licenses do not need an additional license to be valid)
Adult Resident Furtaker License Stamp: ($20.70) Issued to residents
ages 17 through 64.
Resident Furtaker License Stamp: ($6.70) Issued to residents of
ages 12 through 16. Eleven year olds may apply for a junior license if they will reach age 12 by
June 30 of current license year and have successfully completed the required Hunter-Trapper
Education Course. Furtaking privileges may not be exercised until they reach age 12. A parent
or guardian must sign the application/back tag copy if the junior does not appear in person.
Senior Resident Furtaker License Stamp: ($13.70) Issued to residents
ages 65 and older. Sixty four year olds may apply for a Senior license if they will reach age
65 by June 30 of current license year.
Nonresident Furtaker License stamp: ($81.70) Issued to nonresidents of
Pennsylvania from any
state or nation who are age 16 and older.
Nonresident Furtaker License Stamp: ($41.70) Issued to nonresidents of
from any state or nation who are age 12 through 16. Eleven year olds may apply for a junior
license if they will reach age 12 by June 30 of the current license year and have successfully
completed the required Hunter-Trapper Education Course. Furtaking privileges may not be
exercised until they reach age 12. A parent or guardian must sign the application/back tag
copy if the junior does not appear in person.
Replacement of a
Lost License: ($6.70) For replacement licenses, the licensee must
complete and personally sign a "Replacement License" affidavit.
C. Pennsylvania Resident: Any
person who maintains a true, fixed and permanent home and
principal residence in Pennsylvania for a period of 30 consecutive days immediately preceding
application for a license, and who established identity, age and fact of residency. Applicants
for resident licenses must produce.
1. A valid Pennsylvania Drivers License, or
2. Current receipts for payment of PA state or local personal income tax,
(example: recent pay stub showing PA personal income tax deducted), or
3. Some other form of positive ID verifying residency. For junior license applicants who are
too young to drive, the parent or guardian must present proof of their residency.
D. Military Personnel:
residents serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces or
U.S. Coast Guard, but residing outside of Pennsylvania while serving on active duty, are considered
residents if they list Pennsylvania as their home of record. Their immediate family members are also
considered residents if they are living in his or her home. Active duty members of the U.S. Armed
Forces or U.S. Coast Guard who have been officially stationed and quartered in Pennsylvania
30 consecutive days preceding application for a license. Military personnel who apply for a
resident license must produce military identification card and proof of active duty status and
1. Official orders verifying residency status or home of
2. Pay stub verifying residency status or home of record, or
3. Official Residency Certificate issued by their military branch.
4. Military regular hunting license $2.70.
E. Students from others States or
Nations: Students from other states or nations who attend
college in Pennsylvania are not considered residents for the purpose of purchasing a resident
license, unless they establish and maintain their permanent residence here. (Refer to Part C)
F. Hunter-Trapper Education
Requirements: Applicants who have not held a prior hunting
license issued to them by Pennsylvania or another state or nation, or do not possess a
certificate of training approved by the Director, must attain accreditation in a Hunter-Trapper
Education Course. U.S. Armed Forces and U.S. Coast Guard personnel on active duty or
within six (6) months of discharge or separation under honorable conditions are exempt from the
Hunter-Trapper Education requirements as they relate to the issuance of hunting licenses.
G. License Application
Requirements: The Game Law no longer requires that an applicant sign
the back tag copy when applying for a general hunting license or furtaking license. To validate
the license and certify correctness of all information presented at the time of purchase, the licensee
must still personally sign the license before going afield. However, computerized issuing agents may
require completion of a license application.
It is now
possible for someone to purchase a hunting or furtaking license for someone
else, as long
as all licensee information is provided including proof of residency for those who desire resident
H. Collection of Social
Security numbers: Act 1997-58, signed into law in December of 1997
addresses enforcement of child support obligations. Part of this law requires states to obtain
Social Security numbers from applicants for recreational licenses, including hunting licenses.
Applicants do not have to show their Social Security card, but will be asked to state or write the
number. If the applicant (1) does not have a Social Security number or (2) does not remember
what the number is or (3) refuses to provide the number for religious or other reasons they will not be
denied a license, if all other requirements are met.
Free Resident Disabled Veteran (DV) Hunting and Furtaker Licenses:
Treasurers only). This license is available to Pennsylvania resident disabled veterans of any
war or armed conflict whose disability consists of the loss of one or more limbs, or the loss
of the use of one or more limbs or who presents a physician's certificate of total or 100% disability.
This disability must be directly related to injuries incurred while on active duty during a war or
armed conflict. Applicants must produce disability certification issued by the Department of Veterans
Affairs stating that their disability is 100%.
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 should have
documentation that he is receiving 100% or total compensation. Since the U.S. Government
has assigned a total disability rating for compensation for such a veteran, the Game Commission
will recognize the veteran as a 100% disabled veteran who qualifies for a free hunting license with
Disabled Veteran Lifetime Hunting and Furtaker Licenses: (Issued by County
Treasurers only). If an applicant qualifies for a free DV license and his or her disability is permanent,
he or she may apply for a free DV lifetime license. Applicants must produce disability certification
issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs stating that their disability is 100% and permanent.
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ANTLERLESS DEER LICENSE
antlerless hunting licenses
will be accepted by
the county treasurer's beginning july 14, 2014
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
APPLYING FOR ANTLERLESS DEER LICENSES IN 2013.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS:
The antlerless deer license application will continue to be part of the package hunters receive when they buy a general hunting license. Hunters may use the application form that is issued with the license or the application form in the Digest. Either type of form is valid regardless of when the hunter applies. On the application form, the hunter enters their CID number if applicable and their choice of the WMU where he or she desires to hunt. The hunter may select up to three WMU preferences on the form. If the first WMU preference is sold out, the County Treasurer may issue the second or third WMU preference based on license availability. If two or three hunters apply using the same envelope, and they select different WMU preferences, a separate check for each application is strongly recommended. County Treasurers will accept applications on a first-come, first served basis. No drawings will be held.
The completed application must be accompanied by a check or money order payable to "County Treasurer" and must be mailed by First Class mail only in the NEW PINK official antlerless deer license envelope that will be provided with your hunting license. The official envelope is PINK in color. When filling out the envelope, the hunter selects the COUNTY in the space provided. As in the past both sections of the envelope must be completed and first class postage provided for each. Up to three separate applications may be placed in one envelope.
HOW LICENSES ARE ISSUED:
When County treasurers receive the applications the process of license issuance begins. Treasurers will open the envelopes and check applications for completeness, and ensure applications are accompanied by a negotiable check or money order in the proper amount. If the application is not completed and/or proper remittance is not enclosed, the application is rejected and returned to the applicant. The hunter may then correct the mistakes and reapply to the COUNTY TREASURER using a new official envelope available at license issuing agents. If the hunter failed to provide return postage, the envelope is placed in a dead letter file and no license is issued until postage is received.
THE APPLICATION SCHEDULE BY MAIL ONLY:
Antlerless Licence (residents) July 13, 2015
Antlerless License (nonresident) July 27, 2015
Unsold Antleress, 1st round, one per applicant Aug. 3, 2015 unlimited in 2B, 5C & 5D by mail only Resident & Non-Resident
Unsold Antleress, 2nd round, one per applicant Aug. 17, 2015
Antlerless License, WMUs 2B, 5C & 5D Aug. 24, 2015
All Other WMUs Oct. 05, 2015
Treasurers will mail licenses for regular antlerless licenses and first-round unsold licenses to successful applicants no later than the SECOND Monday in September, 14. Second round unsold licenses should be mailed no later than September 28.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS SIMPLFIED
The original application or the application in the digest will be accepted.
APPLICANT MUST FILL OUT THE APPLICATION, typed or printed plainly for mailing. Signatures must be written. All information must be legible and true address must be a LEGAL HOME ADDRESS.
Remittance may be made by money order or NEGOTIABLE check. The check is made payable to the County Treasurer, (NO CASH). Payment for multiple applications submitted in ONE envelope may be in the form of ONE negotiable check or money order covering the total amount for all license applications.
Applicant must affix First Class return postage.
Resident Applications will be accepted by the COUNTY TREASURE'S NO EARLIER than the 2nd Monday in JULY (13).
No public drawing will be held for antlerless deer licenses.
Application returned to sender may be used to reapply in another WMU by changing the WMU number designation. Same remittance may be used.
Reapplication after refusal by the County Treasurer will require a NEW official PINK envelope available from any license issuing agent.
Nonresident application may be accepted or considered no sooner
than the LAST Monday in JULY (27)
LANDOWNERS ANTLERLESS LICENSE*
The Landowner program is available to Residents and Nonresidents of the Commonwealth.
Qualified applicants must apply directly to the Treasurer of the county where
the qualifying acreage is located. As in the past, these licenses must be
applied for and issued prior to the start of the regular application period,
which begins the Monday July 13. If the qualifying acreage is
located within two or more wildlife managements units, the applicant selects the
management unit he/she desires. If the applicant or his/her agent cannot apply
in person, the applicant should mail the regular application, proper remittance
($6.70 for residents, $26.70 for non-residents), proof of ownership (copy of
deed). to the Treasurer in a plain
envelope marked "Landowner Antlerless Application." Applicants
who apply by mail must include a business-sized, self-addressed stamped return
envelope. Do not use the
official antlerless deer license envelope and do
not mail the material to the PENNSYLVANIA GAME COMMISSION.
The applicant must own (leased land does not qualify) fifty (50) or more contiguous (all adjoining) acres of land.
One and only one, Landowner Antlerless Deer License will be issued per qualifying deed, regardless of the acreage in excess of 50. The individual to whom the one license is issued per deed may be any one of the following who is listed on the deed showing ownership as:
NO CIRCUMSTANCES MAY THE SAME INDIVIDUAL MAKE APPLICATION FOR MORE THAN ONE
OR RECEIVE MORE THAN ONE LANDOWNER ANTLERLESS DEER LICENSE IN ANY GIVEN LICENSE YEAR,
REGARDLESS OF THE NUMBER OF QUALIFYING TRACTS HELD OR ACREAGE ABOVE THE MINIMUM ACREAGE.
The landowner understands and must agree to at the time of application, that the fifty (50) or more contiguous acres of land are open to public hunting and trapping and shall remain open to public hunting during the entire hunting license year.
The applicant must furnish proof of ownership and the original deed or a copy thereof, must be presented to the county treasurer by the applicant.
Applicants for the landowner license must complete and submit their regular antlerless deer application received with their regular hunting license or one supplied with the Hunters Digest along with the landowner affidavit. Completed materials may be presented in person or by mail to the County Treasurer. If mailed do not use the official antlerless deer license envelope, use an envelope marked with "Landowner Antlerless Application."
The cost of the landowner antlerless deer license is ($6.70 for residents, and $26.70 for nonresidents) Remittance to be payable to the County Treasurer.