How to Purchase a Pennsylvania Fishing License

How to Purchase a Pennsylvania Fishing License
The State of Pennsylvania requires residents and visitors 16 years old and up to purchase a fishing license and display it (on hats or outer garments) while fishing in Pennsylvania waters. Pennsylvania also requires the purchase of other fish stamps for trout and salmon fishing, and for fishing in the Pennsylvania waters of Lake Erie. Different types of licenses are available and rates differ based on age, residency and fishing time period. Fishing licenses and stamps go on sale in December of the year prior to the license year. They can be purchased three different ways.


Difficulty: Easy

Step 1
Go to Pennsylvania's Outdoor Shop online and complete the fishing license permit application. Use a credit card to pay your fishing license and other fish stamps fees if applicable and print your fishing license and stamps.
Step 2
Visit one of Pennsylvania's fishing license issuing agents in person. More than 1000 issuing agents work throughout Pennsylvania and neighboring states (A link of issuing agents as of 2010 is available in resources).
Step 3
Fill out the application for Pennsylvania fishing license electronically and print the completed form, or print the application and fill it out using a pen. Mail the filled application along with your payment to: Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (Licensing Section)
P.O. Box 67000
Harrisburg, PA 17106-7000

Article Written By Candi Lemon

Candi Lemon has a passion for reading and writing. She combines her love for traveling, food and the outdoors in her personal blog and for Demand Studios. Her articles appear on eHow and Trails. Lemon holds a Bachelor of Science in medical technology from the University of Michigan.

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