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Get a Pennsylvania Hunting License


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.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 30 minutes

Here's How:

  1. 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.
  2. You can also apply through most local sporting good's stores from July through January.
  3. Both residents and nonresidents can order a hunting license online, by fax or through the mail. See Related Links below.
  4. 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.
  5. First time license buyers must successfully complete a Hunter-Trapper Education Course and produce a valid Hunter-Trapper Education Card.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Free Resident Disabled Veteran's licenses are available to qualified resident applicants who are 100 percent disabled veterans.
  9. 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.


  1. Hunting and furtaker licenses must be signed in ink and displayed on the middle of the back.
  2. A valid Pennsylvania motor vehicle driver's license is the most acceptable form of identification certifying residency.
  3. All replacement licenses cost $6.
  4. 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.

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