Senate Bill 431, introduced by former SCI State Legislator of the Year Sen. Dan Laughlin, would do away with the antiquated pink envelopes that are synonymous with antlerless deer tags in Pennsylvania and allow for the sale of antlerless deer hunting tags through the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s (PGC) Automated Licensing System. This bill is publicly supported by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Under the current system, hunters hoping to secure doe tags must send in a physical application, along with a preaddressed and stamped return envelope, to the county treasurer and await their tag to be returned in the mail. If passed, this bill would provide a much more efficient and convenient way for hunters to receive doe tags at the point of sale and in real time via the Pennsylvania Game and Fish automated licensing system. This could be done online, at sporting goods stores as well as at county treasurer offices.