Pennsylvania Hunting Licenses Now Being Sold

HARRISBURG PA – General hunting licenses and fur-taking licenses went on sale Monday (June 22, 2020) in the state of Pennsylvania for the 2020-2021 seasons, 146th District state Rep. Joe Ciresi of Royersford reminded constituents in an e-mailed newsletter. Licenses cost $20.90 for state residents, and $101.90 for all others, he noted.

Older hunters may be benefit the most from the state Game Commission‘s licensing schedule. Specifically, Ciresi observed:

  • Those age 65 and older can purchase one-year licenses for $13.90, or lifetime licenses for $51.90. For $101.90, resident seniors can purchase lifetime combination licenses that grant them both hunting and fur-taking privileges;
  • Seniors still must purchase bear licenses to pursue bruins, and obtain necessary permits to harvest bobcats, fishers, or river otters; and
  • Hunters who acquired senior lifetime licenses after May 13, 2017, are required to obtain an annual pheasant permit to hunt or harvest pheasants.

A complete listing of licensing requirements can be found at the commission’s website, Ciresi said.

Photo by Jacob Dingel, in a graphic supplied by the Pennsylvania Game Commission