You must hold a valid license to legally hunt, trap, take or kill wildlife in Pennsylvania. Licenses are valid from July 1 through the following June 30.
Time Required: 30 minutes
- You can register for a hunting license by visiting your local County Treasurer's office or the office of the Southwest Pennsylvania Game Commission in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.
- You can also apply through most local sporting good's stores from July through January.
- Both residents and nonresidents can order a hunting license online, by fax or through the mail. See Related Links below.
- To qualify for a resident license, applicants must live in Pennsylvania for at least 30 consecutive days prior to application and produce positive proof of residency.
- First time license buyers must successfully complete a Hunter-Trapper Education Course and produce a valid Hunter-Trapper Education Card.
- You must be 12 years of age to hunt in Pennsylvania. Eleven year olds may apply for a junior license if they will reach age 12 by December 31 of the current license year and have completed the required Hunter-Trapper Education Course.
- Senior licenses are available to qualified applicants age 65 or older. 64-year-olds may apply for a senior license if they will reach age 65 by June 30 of the current license year. Senior Lifetime Licenses are also available.
- Free Resident Disabled Veteran's licenses are available to qualified resident applicants who are 100 percent disabled veterans.
- A 7-day Non-Resident Small Game license is also available for visitors from outside of Pennsylvania as well as all of the standard hunting licenses.
- Hunting and furtaker licenses must be signed in ink and displayed on the middle of the back.
- A valid Pennsylvania motor vehicle driver's license is the most acceptable form of identification certifying residency.
- All replacement licenses cost $6.
- The Allegheny County Courthouse is located at 436 Grant Street Room 108,Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219-2497 Phone: (412) 350-4111 Office hours are M-F 8:30am-4:30pm.