Pennsylvania Game Commissioners increase doe hunting licenses by 34,000
Out-of-State Hunting News:
To say there is a deer problem in Pennsylvania is an understatement. According to PennLive.com, Game commissioners will increase doe tags by 34,000 for the 2018-2019 season. The Board of Game Commissioners approved an allocation of 838,000 doe permits total.
Hunting licenses for 2018-19 go on sale in mid-June and become effective July 1. After hunters purchase a general hunting license, they may apply for antlerless deer licenses based on staggered timelines.
Some Pennsylvania residents aren’t even sure the increase is enough. Here is a comment from on the website:
“Recently on a trip from Duncannon to Lewistown I spotted 57 deer carcasses on 322 West. The return trip had almost the same number. These deer are getting hit by automobiles that damage property, put lives in danger and waste meat. 34K might not be a large enough increase.”
Another comment included the fact that there are a lot of private property owners that don’t allow hunting that are contributing to the overpopulation.
If you’re planning an out-of-state hunt, and Pennsylvania is an option, here’s their tag information: http://www.pgc.pa.gov/HuntTrap/LicensesandPermits/Pages/LicenseTypes.aspx#nahl