The PGC increased the transaction fees for all hunting licenses. The cost for a PA resident antlerless deer license is now from $6.90 to $6.97. Non-resident antlerless deer license is $26.90 to $26.97.
The County Treasurer’s Office will begin accepting PA resident antlerless deer applications by mail only on Monday, July 12, 2021. The Treasurer’s Office recommends mailing applications no earlier than Friday, July 9 2021. Per PGC rules, any resident applications received prior to Monday, July 12 2021 will be returned unprocessed. Any checks received for the wrong amount will be returned and will go unprocessed, jeopardizing the hunter’s choice of Wildlife Management Units (WMU). Please be sure to write the check for the correct amount and verify your math when paying for multiple licenses with a check.
Previously, a hunter could hold only 3 doe applications for the entire state, no matter the WMU (with exception of “special regulation areas around Pittsburgh and Philadelphia). Starting this year, a hunter can hold 6 active doe licenses anywhere in the state at one time. If he or she harvests a doe and reports it to the Game Commission, they may apply for a 7th doe license but can only have 6 active at one time.
During the 3 mail in rounds, each hunter can only get 1 license per round, but as of the over the counter sales, they may get up to 6. Hunters who report harvests online through HuntFish.PA.gov or call the Customer Support line at 1-800-838-4431 will instantly become eligible to purchase another license, if any are available. Those reporting by mail will not be eligible to buy another license until their report is logged.
The Game Commission has decreased the allotment of doe licenses in some of the most popular WMUs, including 1A by 4,000 and up to 9,000 in some areas.
The dates to mail in doe license applications are as follows:
July 12th – PA residents only
July 19th – Non residents may apply for the first time
Aug 2nd – Unsold, 1st round (commonly referred to as “second round”)
Aug 16th – Unsold, 2nd round (commonly referred to as “third round”)
September 13th begins over the counter sales for any WMU with left over licenses.
Lastly, landowner antlerless deer licenses must be issued prior to the start of the regular application period. The last day to purchase a landowner doe license is Friday, July 9. Landowner doe licenses are only available in the County Treasurer’s Office located in the Beaver County Courthouse 810 Third Street, Beaver, PA 15009. If you have any questions, please call the County Treasurer’s Office at 724-770-4540.
Beaver County Treasurer