July 10: Residents
July 17: Nonresidents
Aug. 7: Unsold, 1st round
Aug. 21: Unsold, 2nd round
Aug. 28: Over-the-counter sales for WMUs 2B, 5C & 5D
Oct. 2: Over-the-counter sales for all other WMUs
Wildlife Management Units (WMUs)
On the application form, the hunter must enter at least one Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) preference where he or she desires to hunt. The hunter may select up to three WMU preferences on the form. If the first WMU is sold out, the county treasurer will issue the second, or if necessary, the third based on license availability. A guide to WMUs, including boundary maps is found in the 2017-18 Hunting & Trapping Digest.
Hunters can apply by mailing applications to any county treasurer with the addresses provided in the Digest. The zipcodes for Bedford and Berks counties were listed incorrectly on some handouts. Be sure to use 15522-1713 and 19601-4318 respectively.
All antlerless deer license applications must be mailed in the official pink envelope. You should have received official envelopes with your license purchase. If you did not receive these envelopes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-787-4250.
You can check to see if you were awarded an antlerless deer license by visiting the Game Commission’s website, clicking “Buy Your License”, then “Buy A License Online.” Select the first option, which includes checking application status.
Do Not Wait
Applications that are received before the dates listed above will be returned. Hunters are encouraged to apply as soon as permissible for the best chance of receiving the Wildlife Management Unit of choice. Last year, the antlerless deer license allocations in each WMU were exhausted. Some WMUs sell out quickly. Check the date that your preferred WMU sold out last year.
Check on the remaining availability of antlerless deer licenses throughout the application period by visiting this page.
Note that prior to the first round of antlerless deer license sales, qualified landowner antlerless deer license sales will be reflected in the number of available licenses for each unit.