Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Hunting licenses for the 2020/2021 season will go on sale at outlets across the county beginning Saturday June 20. The Treasurer’s Office will begin sales on Monday June 22. In addition, Monday July 13 is the first day the Treasurer’s Office is allowed to accept antlerless deer license applications by mail from Pennsylvania residents. Nonresidents may apply the third Monday in July, which is July 20. First round “bonus tags” will be available Monday August 3.

As a reminder, all antlerless deer license applications must be submitted in the qualifying pink Game Commission envelope, with a stamp attached to the return envelope, and delivered by First Class US Mail only. Walk-in applications cannot be accepted. The cost for residents to apply is $6.90, and nonresidents $26.90. The two Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) located in Centre County are 2G and 4D. This year, WMU 2G has an allocation of 26,000 licenses, and WMU 4D has an allocation of 46,000.

All lifetime license holders are reminded to renew their lifetime license, at no additional cost, in order to receive their 2020 antlerless deer application.

Because of the COVID-19 emergency, county offices at the Willowbank Building in Bellefonte remain closed to the public at this time. Until offices reopen, hunters and anglers are strongly encouraged to purchase licenses either from other outlets in the county, or online directly from the Game Commission or the Fish and Boat Commission where possible. For applications that must be processed through the Treasurer’s Office, every effort will be made to accommodate applicants by phone at (814) 355-6810, or by email at

Purchase a hunting license online. 

Purchase a fishing license online.