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A new license year begins July 1

We're helping you get ready!

  • Applications are required for some opportunities
    Antlerless deer licenses. Resident applications open July 12, 2021. 
    Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) permits to harvest antlerless deer. Permits are limited. Sales open with general license sales mid-June.
    Elk Licenses. Hunters must apply by July 31.

  • Some license sales have deadlines
    Bobcat and Fisher permits must be purchased by Dec. 17, 2021.
    Special Spring Turkey License purchase deadline: April 29, 2022
    River Otter Permit deadline: Feb. 11, 2022


Call of the Outdoors Podcast

At the Pennsylvania Game Commission, our passion is WILD and the “Call of the Outdoors,” podcast is all about wildlife, hunting, habitat and conservation efforts in the Keystone State.



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