The Pennsylvania Game Commission issued the following regarding the sale of doe licenses.
Pennsylvania deer hunters who want to better their chances of obtaining an antlerless license will want to send in applications during the first round of sales set to kick off on Monday, July 8. During the first three weeks applications are accepted, only Pennsylvania residents may apply. Nonresidents may apply beginning Monday, July 29. Then beginning on Monday, Aug. 5, residents and non-resident alike may apply for any unsold licenses that remain. The second round of unsold license sales is set to begin on Monday, Aug. 19. Applications received before the Monday start of any round will be returned to sender. While applications won’t be accepted before a given sales period begins, Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe said it’s a good idea for hunters to send in their applications as early as they’re permitted. “The number of tags allocated for each wildlife-management unit is different, and in some units, licenses traditionally have sold out fairly quickly,” Roe said. “The sooner you send your application in, the better your chance of coming away with a license in the management unit that’s your top choice.” Hunters applying for 2013-14 antlerless deer licenses will follow the same process that has been in place during recent years. License fees also remain unchanged. Antlerless deer license applications must be mailed directly to a county treasurer’s office, with the exception of the Philadelphia and Lehigh county treasurer offices, which no longer issue antlerless deer licenses. Treasurers across the state will accept applications for antlerless licenses covering any wildlife-management unit (WMU), but hunters should note that only county treasurers issue tags. The Pennsylvania Game Commission does not accept applications. A list of participating treasurers and their mailing addresses, as well as the number of licenses allocated for each WMU, appear in the 2013-14 Hunting & Trapping Digest, which hunters can pick up from a licensing agent. Applications must be mailed in the official pink envelope issued to hunters at the time they purchase their general hunting licenses. Hunters who are Pennsylvania residents need to submit with each application a check or money order to cover the $6.70 license fee. The license fee for non-resident is $26.70. If an application is rejected due to licenses being sold out, the un-cashed check or money order will be returned to the hunter by mail.