Game Commission now allowing hunters, trappers to carry digital licenses

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Game Commission is now allowing hunters and trappers to carry electronic licenses in the field as an alternative to a physical paper license.

Harvest tags will still be issued in physical form and hunters will be required to carry them. For other hunting and trapping opportunities, eLicenses will now be permitted.

Hunters and trappers will still be mailed all paper license panels.

The Game Commission also announced Saturday that hunters will be allowed to harvest antlered and antlerless deer throughout the duration of gun season across the entire state. Last year, the commission approved it for Wildlife Management Units where Chronic Wasting Disease had been detected in free-ranging deer. Officials said this move gives hunters more opportunities to harvest antlerless deer and removes confusion in figuring out which areas are open to hunting.

Additionally, there is no longer a three-license limit for antlerless licenses statewide.