Deer hunters can soon start to apply for their 2020-21 antlerless deer license.
But make sure you have a new general hunting license before you turn in that application. Because hunters can’t apply for an antlerless deer license without a current general license, which went into effect on July 1.
Pennsylvania residents are given preference in applying for antlerless licenses and can apply for their first licenses beginning July 13.
Nonresidents can submit their first applications beginning July 20.
Checks and money orders should be made out to “County Treasurer.” The cost is $6.90 for each resident license and $26.90 for each nonresident license.
A list of participating county treasurers and their addresses can be found within the 2020-21 Pennsylvania Hunting and Trapping Digest, and available online. Applications that are incomplete or sent without proper remittance will be rejected and returned to the applicant.
In a WMU where antlerless licenses remain, applicants can apply for a second license beginning Aug. 3 and a third on Aug. 17.
In most parts of the state, hunters are limited to purchasing a total of three antlerless licenses.
If licenses remain, they will be available for over-the-counter sales beginning Aug. 24 in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, and Oct. 5 in all other WMUs.
Shelly Stallsmith is a trends reporter for the York Daily Record. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or followed on Twitter at @ShelStallsmith.