Hunting and Fishing Licenses

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Fishing licenses for 2022 are on sale now.

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Hunting licenses for the 2022-23 season are on sale now at outlets across the county, including the Treasurer’s Office. Prices for hunting licenses in the new season remain the same as last year. Lifetime license holders are reminded to renew their lifetime license at no additional cost.

Monday, July 11 is the first day that the Treasurer’s Office is allowed to accept antlerless deer license applications by mail from Pennsylvania residents. Nonresident applications will be processed beginning Monday, July 18. The first round of unsold “bonus tags” will start on Monday, August 1. Hunters may only submit one application per round statewide, though up to three hunters may submit applications in the same envelope. Any applications received before the start of each round will be rejected and returned. 

The Treasurer’s Office cannot accept antlerless deer license applications in person. Applications must be sent via First Class US Mail in the required pink envelope provided by the PA Game Commission. In order to receive their license, the applicant must attach a postage stamp to the inner return envelope. According to Game Commission regulations, if an applicant fails to include return postage, no license will be issued, and the application will be held in a “dead letter file” in the Treasurer’s Office. 

Application fees for antlerless deer licenses also remain the same as last year: $6.97 for residents and $26.97 for nonresidents. To avoid delays in processing, hunters should submit a separate check or money order for each individual application, payable to “Centre County Treasurer” and made out for the exact amount of the fee only.

The two Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) located in Centre County are 2G (north of I-80) and 4D (south of I-80). This year’s allocations are 25,000 licenses for WMU 2G and 55,000 licenses for WMU 4D. On the application form, hunters must enter their WMU preference. Hunters may select up to three WMU preferences. If the first preference is sold out, a license will be issued for the second or third based on availability. In 2021, WMU 2G was sold out within the first week.

PA Fishing Summary/Boating Handbook

PA Hunting & Trapping Digest 

Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) Maps