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2023-2024 Hunting & Trapping Licenses go on sale Monday, June 26th 2023.

Licenses are valid July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024.

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2023-24 Hunting & Trapping License Menu: To help organize and streamline your checkout process, fill out a 2023-24 Hunting & Trapping License Menu for your agent.

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Important Updates

Pennsylvania hunters: Changes have been made to the process of purchasing antlerless deer licenses

Update to Shooting Range Permits: The Shooting Range Permit was recently updated and is now valid for 365 days from the date of purchase. A permit purchased after April 10, 2023 will have access to PGC shooting ranges for an entire year after the date of purchase.

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.

HuntFishPA provides the option for hunters and trappers to carry afield electronic versions of licenses they buy, as an alternative to carrying certain paper licenses. Harvest tags will continue to be issued in physical form on durable stock, and harvest tags need to be carried afield when hunting in big-game seasons or trapping in seasons where harvest tags are used. Hunters and trappers buying licenses online will continue to be mailed all durable stock license panels, including harvest tags, and will also be given access to e-Licenses. Those buying licenses from an issuing agent will be issued harvest tags at the time of purchase and will have the opportunity to have digital licenses provided through email. No signature is required on digital licenses. The license buyer attests to a statement, which serves in place of a signature.  All big game tags must be printed on green license stock. 

Online License Purchases Not Received:

Due to an overwhelming response to our online hunting license sales and antlerless license availability, we are experiencing longer-than-usual delays in mailing orders. Fulfillment is working to complete the backlog as quickly as possible. 

Digital licenses can be used to hunt small game without harvest tags. Digital licenses are available through PGC's app and through HuntFishPA customer portal.

  • To submit a ticket for a license not received - Submit a ticket
  • Licenses are and will continue to be mailed as quickly as possible.

We apologize for the inconvenience to our hunters and are working as quickly as possible to complete.  All licenses ordered during peak sale of June and July will have their licenses shipped prior to big game seasons beginning. 


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

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 Feb through July 16.  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.

For additional information please visit: Elk (