Pennsylvania resident hunters: It’s almost time to put those pink envelopes in the mail to apply for the first round of 2020-21 antlerless deer licenses!
Here’s the complete 2020 schedule:
🔸July 13 – Residents; 🔸July 20 – Nonresidents; 🔸Aug. 3 – Unsold, 1st Round; 🔸Aug. 17 – Unsold, 2nd Round.
🔸 Just a reminder, to apply for an anterless deer license, you will have to purchase a new valid hunting license beforehand.
🔸 All antlerless deer license applications must be mailed to a county treasurer in the official pink envelopes; applications are accepted by mail only until over-the-counter sales begin (Aug. 24 in WMUs 2B, 5C & 5D; and Oct. 5 for all other WMUs).
🔸Mentored hunters 7 and older can and must apply for their own antlerless deer, DMAP, migratory bird and pheasant permits. A mentored youth can no longer have an antlerless license transferred to them unless the mentored youth was under 7 at the time that they purchased their permit.
🔸A 12-day concurrent firearms deer season has been adopted in 10 WMUs, which include: 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 4A, 4B, 4D, 5A, 5C, and 5D. Within these WMUs, the concurrent season will open Saturday, November 28, include a day of Sunday deer hunting on November 29, and run until December 12. The remaining WMUs (1A, 1B, 2A, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4C, 4E, and 5B) will continue to have a split firearm deer season with a seven-day antlered deer season the first week, followed by a seven day concurrent season the second week.
🔸Please note: The address for the Luzerne County Treasurer’s Office was listed incorrectly in this year’s Hunting and Trapping Digest. The *correct* mailing address for the Luzerne County Treasurer is: 200 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711. We apologize for any confusion.
If you've already purchased your new license online, and you haven’t received it yet, you have a few options. You can email us (the Pennsylvania Game Commission) at email@example.com, (please include your name and CID), and we can let you know the print date on the license. If you’re concerned your license won’t arrive in time to apply for the first round of resident antlerless deer licenses, which begins Monday, July 13, please note that the yellow, pre-printed application is not required to apply. As long as hunters have a current general hunting license listed on their profile on the Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS) they can fill out this form and mail it to a county treasurer, along with a check, in the pink, antlerless license application envelope. If you need an antlerless license application envelope, they can be found at many licensing agents, [click herefor locations near you].
Thank you, again, for being a Pennsylvania hunter! Keep us posted if you need additional assistance.