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Licenses and Permits


2019-20 Licenses/Permits on sale

WATCH this short video on How To Purchase Your License Online (9:56)
Buy a license online. Licenses purchased online may take up to 10 business days to arrive. Most general and add-on licenses are available on the Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS). Exceptions are noted below.
*Verify your mailing address. A Hunting & Trapping Digest will be included with your license/permit purchase at no additional cost. The Digest is also available for printing and viewing online.

Locate a License Issuing Agent to purchase your license in person. Most general and add-on licenses are available in-store. Exceptions are noted below.

TOOLS FOR HUNTERS: The Game Commission and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources have teamed up to create an interactive map for Pennsylvania hunters. And the official Pennsylvania Game Commission mobile app provides official information for Pennsylvania hunters and trappers.

Be a Mentor - Experience the hunt for the first time, again.

If you are 21 years of age or older and have a valid hunting license, we encourage you to mentor a youth ages 16 and under through the Mentored Youth Hunting Program or mentor a person 17 and older through the Mentored Adult Hunting Program. Completion of a hunter safety course is not required for persons being mentored.


Licenses and Permits NOT available through PALS:

Antlerless License UpdateInformation and Application: Antlerless deer license applications must be made directly to county treasurers.
Permits for Hunters & Trappers with Disabilities. Licenses for resident veterans with disabilities are available only from county treasurers.
Tree Stand Identification Number Permit

Additional Information

Check elk preference points, or the status of an antlerless deer or elk application, on PALS.
License Types
Licensing FAQ
Change of Residency Application (PDF) - A change in residency status from resident to nonresident or from nonresident to resident automatically invalidates a person’s hunting or furtaking license 30 days after the change in status unless the licensee completes and submits a change in residency.
Become a License Issuing Agent
Hunting License Sales Report