A new state law, Act 148 of 2022, allows the Pennsylvania Game Commission to modernize and simplify how Pennsylvania’s antlerless deer licenses are sold. The new antlerless licensing process proposes that hunters will be able to purchase antlerless deer licenses, for the 2023-24 license year, online at www.huntfish.pa.gov, or at any in-store hunting license issuing agent.
Pennsylvania’s general hunting licenses are preliminarily scheduled to go on sale on Monday, June 26, 2023, at 8 a.m. It is proposed that resident hunters would be able to purchase one antlerless license at that time. The new process proposes to include four rounds of sales. The new process is scheduled to be voted on by the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners at its meeting on April 15, 2023.
Please ensure your contact information is correct in your online profile, at www.huntfish.pa.gov, so the agency can be in direct contact with information related to the new process, once approved by the board this spring.
Have questions? Call the Pennsylvania Game Commission at 1-833-PGC-HUNT. Opening day of hunting license sales is a BIG day in PA. The agency asks for hunters’ patience, in advance, as this is a major change in the way antlerless licenses are distributed.
THANK YOU FOR BEING A PENNSYLVANIA HUNTER!