BEFORE YOU CALL: Many answers to hunting and trapping questions can be found in the mobile-friendly
Hunting & Trapping Digest. Print a copy of the .PDF Digest.
LOCAL QUESTIONS: Call the
region office that serves the county in question for the best local on-the-ground information and faster response times.
HUNTING/FURTAKER LICENSES: The Pennsylvania hunting and furtaker license year begins July 1 through June 30 of the following year. If you have questions regarding hunting or furtaker license purchase, please call the License Division at
717-787-2084 or email us at
ROAD-KILLED DEER should be reported directly to the region office that serves the county where the animal is located. A variety of entities handle road-killed deer removal throughout the state and the region office can clarify the proper authorities to notify based on the location of the animal.
CONSUMPTION PERMITS for deer and turkey only: Residents can pick up deer and turkey only for consumption purposes and must obtain a permit within 24 hours. Consumption permits are issued from region offices. Call the region office that serves the county where the animal is located, directly. Region office contact information can be found below.
REPORT A VIOLATION: The illegal shooting or taking of big game or protected, endangered or threatened species, or any crime against those species should be reported through Operation Game Thief. Other violations should be reported to the region office serving the county in which the violation is taking place as quickly as possible.
WILDLIFE EMERGENCIES should be directed to the region office that serves the county where the incident is taking place. We appreciate your concern for wildlife. Please keep in mind that our officers cover large expanses of land and necessarily prioritize their work load. Mother Nature is sometimes difficult to see in action.
COMMENTS for the BOARD OF GAME COMMISSIONERS regarding seasons and bag limits may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we are not able to respond to every inquiry.
RIGHT TO KNOW requests must be submitted in writing to the Open Records Officer. A form (PDF) to be used for such requests can be obtained at the Harrisburg Office of the Pennsylvania Game Commission and at Open Records Offices throughout the Commonwealth. Regulations regarding the Right-to-Know Law
Open Records Officer: Zachary Fahnestock - Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Avenue; Harrisburg PA 17110-9797,
Commonwealth of Pennyslvania, Office of Open Records, 333 Market Street, 16th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2234.
Game Commission Offices
2001 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:00PM
Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Warren counties
1509 Pittsburgh Road
Franklin, PA 16323
Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland counties
4820 Route 711
Bolivar, PA 15923
Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Union counties
1566 South Route 44 Highway
Post Office Box 5038
Jersey Shore, PA 17740-5038
197 Nursery Road
Howard, PA 16841
Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Snyder, York counties
8627 William Penn Highway
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming counties
3917 Memorial Highway
Dallas, PA 18612-0220
Berks, Bucks, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Schuylkill counties
253 Snyder Road
Reading, PA 19605
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
P.O. Box 110
Kleinfeltersville, PA 17039
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