Laughlin Bill to Ease Antlerless Deer Hunting License Sales Becomes Law

HARRISBURG – Sen. Dan Laughlin’s legislation, Senate Bill 431, making it easier for hunters to obtain antlerless deer hunting licenses has been signed into law by the governor.

SB 431, now Act 148 of 2022, removes county treasurers as the sole provider of antlerless tags. It also includes all sellers authorized by the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) through the Pennsylvania Automated Licensing System, including online sales.

“Currently, hunters apply for antlerless deer licenses by sending an application to a county treasurer in a timely manner,” said Laughlin (R-49), who chairs the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee. “Allowing for the sale of antlerless deer hunting licenses through other means such as online or through the PGC’s Pennsylvania Automated Licensing System currently used by all retailers will make it far more convenient for hunters. Both Pennsylvania hunters and I appreciate the governor signing this bill.”


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