Hunting and Fishing Licenses
Fishing licenses for 2021 are on sale now.
Hunting licenses for the 2021-22 season will go on sale Monday, June 14 at outlets across the county, including the Treasurer’s Office. Prices for hunting licenses in the new season have increased by 7 cents across the board.
Monday, July 12 is the first day that the Treasurer’s Office is allowed to accept antlerless deer license applications by mail from Pennsylvania residents. Nonresidents may apply beginning Monday, July 19. First round "bonus tags" will be available starting Monday, August 2. Applications received before the start of each application period will be rejected and returned.
Lifetime license holders are reminded to renew their lifetime license, at no additional cost, in order to receive their 2021 antlerless deer application.
All antlerless deer license applications must be submitted in the required pink envelope provided by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, with a postage stamp attached to the inner return envelope, and delivered by First Class US Mail only. Walk-in applications cannot be accepted. The cost for residents to apply for antlerless deer licenses has increased to $6.97, and nonresidents to $26.97. The two Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) located in Centre County are 2G (north of I-80) and 4D (south of I-80). This year, WMU 2G has an allocation of 23,000 licenses, and WMU 4D has an allocation of 55,000.
Several changes have been adopted for the 2021-22 hunting season. For example, the statewide firearms deer season will feature concurrent hunting for antlered and antlerless deer; hunters statewide can now hold up to six unfilled antlerless deer licenses at one time (subject to application restrictions and WMU allocation limits); and digital licenses may now be carried afield as an alternative to carrying certain paper licenses. A full listing of the changes taking effect this year can be found in the 2021-22 Hunting & Trapping Digest, or online at pgc.pa.gov.
At this time, public access to the Treasurer’s Office is still limited in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The Willowbank building will fully reopen to the public starting Tuesday, July 6. Until further notice, Centre County Government asks that all visitors who are not yet vaccinated wear a face covering into county buildings to protect the health of others. Thank you for your kind cooperation.