Antlerless Deer Licenses Available

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Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Vern Ross announced that, based on a recent survey of county treasurers, all 67 counties still have antlerless deer licenses for sale. County treasurers will begin accepting antlerless deer license applications from nonresidents on Monday, Aug. 19.

A complete listing of the remaining available allocations can be viewed on the Game Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us). The listing will be updated weekly.

An individual may apply for and receive only one valid antlerless license and, in most counties, up to two unsold antlerless licenses. Availability of unsold licenses will be predicated on the number of antlerless licenses remaining from a county's original allocation as of Monday, Aug. 26, which is the first day hunters may apply for a second, or "unsold" antlerless license statewide.

The timetable for submitting antlerless deer license applications is as follows:

Beginning Monday, Aug. 19, county treasurers will accept, only through the mail, applications from nonresidents. Residents have been permitted to apply, through the mail, for antlerless licenses since Monday, Aug. 5.

Beginning Monday, Aug. 26, county treasurers will accept, only through the mail, applications for the first round of unsold antlerless licenses. Hunter may apply for and receive only one antlerless deer license during this first round in all counties except Special Regulations Areas counties (Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia). Applying for and receiving more than one "unsold" antlerless license prior to Sept. 9, is against the law and carries a $100 fine. In addition, receiving a second "unsold" license automatically voids the first "unsold" license a hunter receives. Applicants may apply over-the-counter in Special Regulation Area counties.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 9, county treasurers will accept, only through the mail, applications for the second round of unsold antlerless licenses.

Regular antlerless licenses and first-round unsold licenses will be mailed by county treasurers to successful applicants no later than Monday, Sept. 16. Second-round unsold licenses will be mailed no later than Monday, Sept. 23.

Beginning Monday, Nov. 4, hunters may apply over-the-counter for unsold antlerless licenses in all counties.

A county-by-county listing of antlerless allocations is printed on page 34 of the 2002-2003 Pennsylvania Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations, which is distributed to each license buyer.