It's relatively easy to get a hunting license in Philadelphia. Philadelphia hunters and Pennsylvania hunters statewide who look forward all year to deer, elk, turkey, or bobcat hunting season want to know how to go about hunting legally. Gaming permits and licenses are issued for the entire state, including Philadelphia, throughout the state. Follow the law and get a hunting license.
- Visit the State of Pennsylvania's website, specifically the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
- According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission's website, visitors can select the "Quick Clicks" link on the right side of the page that reads "Buy a Hunting License." The page directs hunters who want to get a hunting license to "The Outdoor Shop" page of the website.
- From this page, you can select from a list of transactions that include the following: buy fishing or hunting license or permit, which includes replacing a fishing or a hunting license or permit, a cast net or an application; update your address or contact information; report deer or turkey harvests to compare your harvest with other local hunters; look at the status of availability for antlerless deer applications; buy a launch permit for a boat.
- Select the transaction and be prepared to provide your contact information for the Pennsylvania Game Commission to create a customer record for you for their system.
- Next, select the license or permit you are interested in getting and provide payment information.
- The hunting commission accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Diner's Club or eCheck. Then view and/or print the license information.
Some licenses can be printed immediately after purchasing them online. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or greater to print the permit. If a license is mailed, you should receive it from the Commission in 7 to 10 business days.