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2021-22 License Year: July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022

Presales for 2022-23 License Year begin on June 13, 2022

Licenses for the 2022-23 License Year are valid July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

Though the Board has approved the use of digital licenses to be carried afield as an alternative to carrying certain paper licenses, digital licenses are not yet available.

Buy a License

Purchase your license in person at one of these License Issuing Agents. Most general and add-on licenses are available in-store. Exceptions are noted below.

Purchase your license online. Licenses purchased online may take up to 10 business days to arrive. Most general and add-on licenses are available on Exceptions are noted below. Online Orders not received as noted below.
WATCH: How To Purchase A License Online or How To Apply for an Elk License
READ: How to purchase a hunting license or report a harvest on HuntFishPA 

*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.

Online License Purchases Not Received:  Failure to report undelivered licenses, permits or harvest tags printed on durable license paper within 30 days from date of purchase will result in claim being dismissed.  After 30-day reporting period, a customer would be required to purchase a replacement license. 

Special Hunt Applications

Some hunting opportunities at Middle Creek (Lancaster/Lebanon counties) and Pymatuning (Crawford County) wildlife management areas require additional application. Learn more


Licenses and Permits NOT available online

Antlerless Deer Licenses Information and Application. 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.

Additional Licensing Information

To view your preference points or application status for antlerless deer license, sign into your existing account.  After logging in, under the "Applications and Points" text box on left lower section of page you will see your points total.   

HuntFishPA online users are required to add email addresses to purchase licenses, permits, or apply for Pennsylvania-specific drawings. 

Elk lottery application period opens in mid-June through July 31.  If you have an active elk application or purchased a preference point, you can change your selections during the application period through huntfish online platform. Once the application period closes for the lottery changes are no longer available.