Senate Approves Laughlin Bill to Ease Antlerless Deer Hunting License Sales

HARRISBURG – The state House of Representatives has approved Sen. Dan Laughlin’s legislation, Senate Bill 431, seeking to make it easier for hunters to obtain antlerless deer hunting licenses.

SB 431 would remove county treasurers as the sole provider of antlerless tags, and include 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 would make it far more convenient for hunters.”

The legislation now heads to the governor.

Contact:           David Kozak   717-787-8927

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