• Pennsylvania Big Game Species

    - BIG GAME SPECIES:
    Deer
    Elk
    Black Bear
    Bobcat

    - SMALL GAME SPECIES:
    Coyote
    Opossum
    Raccoon
    Skunk
    Weasel
    Striped Skunk

    - BIRDS:
    Turkey
    Waterfowl
    Migratory Game Birds

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  • Important Links

    https://www.fws.gov/visit-us

  • Pennsylvania State Wildlife Office

    Pennsylvania Game Commission
    https://www.pgc.pa.gov/HuntTrap/Hunting/Pages/default.aspx
    2001 Elmerton Ave
    Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797
    717-787-4250
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  • Pennsylvania Hunting Information

    Residents 17 years of age and older and under 65 years of age are required to apply for and obtain a hunting license to legally hunt in the state of Pennsylvania.
    Resident seniors over the age of 65 and older qualify for a hunting license at a reduced fee.
    Members of the armed forces qualify for a hunting license at a reduced fee.
    Non-residents are required to apply for and obtain a hunting license to legally hunt in the state of Pennsylvania.
    Residency requires an individual to have resided within the state of Pennsylvania for at least 30 consecutive days immediately preceding applying for and obtaining a hunting license.
    Members of the military that are domiciled in the state of Pennsylvania but stationed outside of the state are considered residents for hunting license purposes.
    A resident must pay an annual hunting license fee of$20.90.
    A resident junior (ages 12–16) must pay an annual hunting license fee of $6.90.
    A resident senior must pay an annual hunting license fee of $13.90 orA senior lifetime hunting license fee of $51.90.

    A resident must pay an annual furtaker license fee of $20.90.
    A resident junior (ages 12–16) must pay anannual furtaker license fee of $6.90.
    A resident senior must pay an annual furtaker license fee of $13.90 orA senior lifetime furtaker license fee of $51.90.

    A resident member of the military must pay an annual hunting license fee of $2.90.
    A non-resident must pay an annual hunting license fee of $101.90.
    A non-resident junior must pay an hunting license fee of $41.90.
    A non-resident must pay a 7-day small game hunting license fee of $31.90.
    A non-resident must pay an annual furtaker license fee of $81.90.
    A non-resident junior must pay an annual furtaker license fee of $41.90.
    Residents and non-residents are required to obtain additional licenses, permits, and privileges to hunt bear, elk, turkey, migratory game bird, bobcat, fisher, river otter, pheasant, and duck.

    "Hunting Laws by State" FindLaw, https://www.findlaw.com/state/state-fish-and-game-laws/hunting-laws-by-state-findlaw.html. Accessed July 15, 2022.

Military, Veterans, Seniors, Disabled, and Children receive significant discounts from liscenses and other fees. Check out Pennsylvania State Wildlife website for a full breakdown.

2022 Fees

Yearly and Seasonal Base License:

Ownership of a Pennsylvania hunting lisence may or may not be required to apply, purchase, or earn points for game tags.

Hunting License - $101.97

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BIG GAME Tag Application Fees

Application fees are non-refundable. The State of Pennsylvania uses these funds to support wildlife conservation.

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BIG GAME Tags

TAG FEES paid at the time of issuance (if selected):

Elk Tag - $250.00

*Prices may vary. Please check the Pennsylvania State Wildlife website for the most up to date information.

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