Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Fishing licenses for 2023 are on sale now. 

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Goodbye, Pink Envelopes!


The new process for obtaining antlerless licenses, made possible by a new law that took effect earlier this year, begins Monday, June 26 at 8am, when antlerless deer licenses will be available alongside general hunting and furtaker licenses, and other licenses, permits and privileges.

Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) permits, which in previous years were available on the first day of general license sales, this year will go on sale Monday, August 14 at 8am. 

Hunters have two options to purchase their licenses: they can go to a license issuing agent – including the Centre County Treasurer’s office – or they can purchase licenses themselves online. Licenses and tags purchased online are sent to customers by mail within 10 business days. Online customers pay additional shipping fees for licenses. 

Even in this new, modernized process, the sale of antlerless deer licenses will follow a set schedule and system of rounds similar to what was in place when licenses were obtained by mail. Hunters may purchase no more than one antlerless license per round in the first three rounds. 

Sales to nonresidents begin on Monday, July 10 at 8am. The second round, in which a resident or nonresident may pick up a second antlerless deer license, begins on Monday, July 24 at 8am The third round begins at 8am Monday, August 14, the same day DMAP permits go on sale. In the fourth round, starting Monday, August 28 at 8am, hunters may purchase additional antlerless deer licenses for any WMU where licenses remain until reaching their personal limit of six active antlerless deer licenses. 

License fees for the 2023-24 license year remain unchanged. General hunting licenses and furtaker licenses each cost $20.97 for Pennsylvania residents and $101.97 for nonresidents. Antlerless deer licenses continue to cost $6.97 each for residents and $26.97 each for nonresidents. Renewing a lifetime hunting licenses is free.

PA Fishing Summary/Boating Handbook

PA Hunting & Trapping Digest 

Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) Maps