The Armstrong County Treasurer’s Office wants to remind Armstrong County residents that we sell hunting and fishing licenses through the Treasurer’s Office. Hunting and furtaker licenses will start going on sale Monday June 11th from 8:00am – 4:30pm for the 2012-2013 hunting season at the Armstrong County Treasurer’s Office in the Armstrong County Courthouse Annex, 450 E. Market Street, Kittanning. If you purchase your hunting and fishing license through the Armstrong County Treasurer’s Office, our staff has the experience to correct problems with issuing your license through the Pennsylvania Game Commission Harrisburg Office.
An adult resident hunting license is $20.70 issued to a PA resident ages 17 through 64. A junior resident hunting license is $6.70 issued to a PA resident 12 through 16. The senior resident hunting license is $13.70 issued to a PA resident 65 years old and older.
Senior lifetime hunting and furtaker license holders, and senior combination license holders must renew their licenses at this time. Senior lifetime license holders do not have to pay a license or a transaction fee, but they must obtain the current year’s license and harvest tag.
Landowner antlerless deer licenses MUST be issued prior to the start of the regular application period, which begins July 9th 2012. The last day to apply for a landowner antlerless deer license is July 6th.
The 2012 antlerless deer license application schedule is as follows. The first day a PA resident application is accepted is Monday July 9th through the Armstrong County Treasurer’s Office by mail only. The first day a non-PA resident application is accepted is Monday July 30th by the Armstrong County Treasurer’s Office by mail only. And on August 6th, if there are antlerless deer licenses still available, the Armstrong County Treasurer will accept antlerless deer license applications from residents and non-residents for unsold tags by mail only for the first round, and one unsold tag per applicant.
There are an unlimited number of unsold tags for WMUs 2B, 5C, and 5D only, by mail only, with a limit of 3 applications per envelope. On Monday, August 20th, if there are still antlerless deer licenses available, the Armstrong County Treasurer’s Office will accept applications by mail only from residents and non-residents for a second unsold tag.
On August 27th unlimited over-the-counter sales begins for applicants who want antlerless deer licenses in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D. Applicants will be receiving their regular and first round licenses after Monday, September 10th when they are scheduled to be mailed out. Applicants will be receiving their second round licenses after Monday, September 24th when they are scheduled to be mailed out. On Monday, October 1st the Armstrong County Treasurer’s Office will be accepting over- the-counter antlerless deer licenses applications if the applicant did not exceed his/her limit. The total deer harvest for the 2011-2012 season according to the PA Game Commission website was 336,220. and 30,400 of those deer harvest were in the WMU 2D area, which includes all of Armstrong County.
The consequence if caught hunting or fishing without a license is a fine from the Pennsylvania Game Commission or the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission.
For more information contact Amanda Hiles, 724-548-3260, 450 E. Market Street, Kittanning, PA 16201 or log onto www.pgc.state.pa.us or www.fishandboat.com.