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Game Commission Mobile App

 

Pennsylvania Game Commission app iconThe official app of the Pennsylvania Game Commission. This app provides official information for Pennsylvania hunters and furtakers.

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Features

  • What’s Near Me? – Use the hunter-focused interactive map to find places of interest that are nearest to your current location. Use the distance slider and layer options to filter results. Layers include: state game lands, license sale locations, wildlife management unit boundaries, waterfowl zones, pheasant release sites, region offices, state parks and more.
  • What’s in Season? – See what’s in season by filtering species, date, or management area.
  • Share Location – Let friends and family know where you are.
  • View fluorescent orange requirements, legal hunting hours, license privileges, seasons and bag limits, and the current Hunting & Trapping Digest regardless of internet connection.
  • Report a harvest, violation, road-killed deer, or wildlife emergency.
  • Find a license issuing outlet or purchase your license or permit online.
  • Check the status of your antlerless deer, elk, or controlled goose hunt application.
  • Contact the Game Commission’s region offices and headquarters.

Tips for using the Mobile app

  • Turn on the location services. The mobile application will only access pertinent location information, in real time, to utilize location-dependent features.
  • Filter What’s In Season by location. When choosing a location, you can select a Wildlife Management Unit, duck zone, goose zone, elk management area, or all.
  • External links. Some links will take you outside of the app and require an internet connection. They are designated with a box and arrow icon to the right of the link. Example: www.sharedeer.org.
  • Using the Map.
    • Use the compass icon, top right, to see the map legend.
    • Use the menu button, top right, to find additional layers. Tap the arrow next to a heading for sub menus.
    • Use the folding map, top left, to change the map’s base layer.
  • Using the Near Me feature.
    • Tap Near Me to bring up a filter selection.
    • Select a distance and layer(s) of interest, then tap Filter Results.

Future Features in the Works

Some features are already in the hopper for future enhancements

  • KNOWN PROBLEM: Some external links will not offer an option BACK to the app and you will need to close the app to restore functionality. We are working on this.
  • What’s Near There. We have a what’s Near Me feature, we’re working on what’s Near There that could be used for planning trips away from your current location.
  • Links and alerts to News Releases
  • Reporting a violation to the appropriate region office based on your current location (the way the Report a Road-killed Deer feature works)
  • Returning a list of the nearest bear/elk check stations from your current location (rather than the static .pdf information from the Digest)
  • Better viewing of the Digest within the app (if no service is available to use the mobile Digest)
  • Push notifications