In an effort to protect public health and reduce overall spread of COVID-19 the Game Commission is taking the following precautions. This page will be updated as additional information becomes available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Will the Game Commission Refund the Cost of My Hunting and Furtaker Licenses if I Cannot Travel Due to COVID-19-Related Restrictions?
No. Pennsylvania State law specifies that license fees are non-refundable and therefore the Game Commission does not have the authority to issue a refund.
More Frequently Asked Questions about Coronavirus and the Game Commission
Offices and Other Buildings
All region offices have resumed regular lobby hours. The agency’s Harrisburg headquarters is open for license sales. Closures include the Visitors Center at
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in Lancaster County.
State Game Lands Ranges
As of Friday, June 5, 2020 all rifle, shotgun, pistol and archery ranges on state game lands have reopened and regular hours of operation have resumed. With all Game Commission shooting ranges and region offices open again, Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans thanks hunters, trappers and target shooters for their patience in recent months as the agency made adjustments to comply with COVID-19 guidelines.
Hunter-Trapper Education Classes
Field Days: In an effort to protect public health and reduce overall spread of COVID-19, Field Days are being held in accordance with guidance on public gatherings from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. As guidance measures change, scheduled events may be affected.
Pennsylvania Department of Health:
For general information about Coronavirus, please refer to the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s website,