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Attention HuntFishPA Users: Digest opt-in for online customers

Those buying hunting licenses online this year will need to opt-in to receive a regulations digest with their license.

Last year marked the first time antlerless deer licenses could be purchased directly from license issuing agents and online, and online license sales increased significantly overall.

Because licenses purchased online are mailed to hunters, shipping charges apply to online orders. And because the Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest last year was sent to every hunter purchasing a general hunting license online, several digests would be sent to online customers buying licenses for the multiple hunters in their family. That often gave them more digests than they needed or wanted, and at additional shipping cost.

This year, online customers must opt in to receive a digest when buying online. Those getting digests will receive them by mail along with their licenses.

Click here to view the 2024-25 Digital Digest.

Shipping costs for those buying licenses online will increase slightly July 14 due to postage rate increases. At the start of sales, online customers getting only their licenses will pay $1.88 in shipping costs, and $4.43 if getting a digest, too. After July 14, those costs will rise to $1.93 and $4.74, respectively. The charges apply to each hunter making a license transaction online, meaning a hunter would pay shipping costs in buying their licenses and privileges initially, then again when buying a second antlerless license in the second round of sales, for example.

Hunters buying licenses in person pay no shipping costs and receive their licenses and harvest tags immediately. Harvest tags must be carried afield when hunting big game.

Range Closures SGL 43, 77, 108, 127, 179

ATTENTION SHOOTERS:

The Pennsylvania Game Commission shooting range located on State Game Lands 043, in Warwick Township, Chester County will be closed from Monday, June 17, 2024, until further notice.

The range will undergo a significant upgrade that involves the construction of a twelve-position handgun range featuring five- and ten-yard targets, as well as, a new shotgun patterning range consisting of 25 and 40 yard targets.

Additional upgrades will be completed to the access road and parking areas.

We appreciate your patience while we make these exciting upgrades.

SGL 77 - shooting range will be closed due to renovations starting March 18th until further notice.

SGL 108 and SGL 179 - The Pennsylvania Game Commission shooting range located on State Game Lands 108 in WHITE Township, CAMBRIA County will be closed from Monday, May 6 , until further notice. The range will undergo a significant upgrade that involves the construction of a new shotgun patterning range adjacent to the existing rifle range.

Also, the Pennsylvania Game Commission shooting range located on State Game Land 179 in JACKSON Township, GREENE County will be closed Monday May 13, until further notice. This range will also undergo significant upgrades that involves the construction of new shooting shelters, addition of pistol bays, and range floor improvements to facilitate drainage.

SGL 127 - The Pennsylvania Game Commission shooting range located on State Game Lands 127 in Coolbaugh Twp., Monroe County, will be closed for repairs and upgrades beginning Monday, April 8, 2024, until all maintenance and upgrades are completed.

Attention Boaters:

The boat ramps at Shohola Lake/ State Game Lands 180 will experience a temporary closure for one day sometime between Tuesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 27, 2024.

The closure is due to a treatment to remove the Eurasian milfoil in the marsh areas. Treatment will only take one day to complete, but is weather dependent.

Exact date of closure will be updated soon.

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause, and we thank you for your patience.