How To Check PA Doe Tag Availability and The Status of Your Pennsylvania Antlerless Deer Tag Application on HuntFishPA
If you’re anything like me, patience is a hard thing to come by especially when it pertains to hunting. This rings true every July after Pennsylvania hunting licenses officially go on sale and the lead-up to submitting your antlerless deer tag application.
Every PA hunter is bound to have their own strategy in order to get that pink Pennsylvania Game Commission antlerless deer tag application envelop to their local county treasurer’s desk first thing Monday morning.
My rule of thumb is always trying to send out my antlerless deer application the Friday or Saturday before the Monday that the Antlerless Deer applications go on sale. Whether this level of planning and preparation is warranted or not, I still live by the adage that the early bird gets the worm. Or, in this case, their preferred WMU antlerless deer tag. It has worked for me up to this point so why fix something that isn’t broken?
Once I’ve submitted my antlerless deer application, the anticipation of whether or not I got my preferred WMU begins to build. Again, patience is hard to come by as I anxiously await to receive my self-addressed return envelop with my antlerless deer tag.
In years past, I’ve waited and watched for my check to clear only to wonder what WMU I was awarded out of the 3 WMUs I listed on my application.
However, in more recent years, I’ve learned how you can check the status of your Pennsylvania antlerless deer application. This works whether you’re a PA resident hunter or non-resident hunter.
Checking the status of your antlerless deer tag allows you to not only see if you’ve been awarded an antlerless deer tag, but also which WMU you’ve been awarded a Pennsylvania antlerless deer tag.
In checking the status of your antlerless deer application online, you can help ease your mind in between submitting your PA Antlerless Deer Application and finally receiving your antlerless deer tag in the mail.
Below we’ve outlined how you can check the status of your Pennsylvania Game Commission antlerless deer application status on HuntFishPA.
We’ve also listed how to check the antlerless deer tag availability which includes total allocation, tags sold, and antlerless tags remaining by WMU.
Step 1: Go to the HuntFish.pa.gov website.
Step 2: Click on ‘Log In to My Account’
Step 3: Log In to your account via one of the various methods i.e. SSN, Customer Number, Driver’s License/ID Number, Visa/Passport, or Username/Password
Step 4: Verify the information you provided and click ‘next’ to continue
Step 5: Check whether you are a PA Resident or Non-Resident hunter.
Step 6: Verify your information and click next to continue.
Step 7: Scroll down on your HuntFishPA home screen until you see the various navigation options i.e. Licenses, Boat Registration Renewals and Launch Permits, Applications and Points, and Harvest Reporting.
Step 8: Within the License Info Box – Click the ‘Purchase History Button’
Here you’ll see the status of your antlerless deer application.
If you’ve been awarded an antlerless deer tag, you’ll also be able to see which WMU you’ve been awarded one.
How To Check PA Doe Tag Availability
BONUS: You can also check the total PA Antlerless Deer Tag License availability by WMU, as well as the remaining PA Antlerless Deer Tag availability by WMU on the new HuntFishPA website. Check the PA Doe Tag Availability here.
This is both useful if you got a late start in submitting your 1st round antlerless deer tag application, or if you’re curious how many antlerless deer tags remain for a particular WMU for the 2nd round of resident and non-resident antlerless deer tag applications.
UPDATE for 2021:
According to PGC.pa.gov’s website, “THREE-LICENSE LIMIT FOR ANTLERLESS DEER HUNTERS HAS BEEN LIFTED: Hunters statewide now have the opportunity to apply for and receive additional antlerless deer licenses, as long as those licenses remain available, and provided that a hunter holds no more than six unfilled antlerless licenses at a time.”
For more information on antlerless deer licenses and applications – visit the Pennsylvania Game Commissions website here.
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