Bad news for hunters, for the first time in 17 years, PA hunters could see a potential increase in license fees, if a new bill is passed.
The proposal was introduced Friday in the State Senate and if passed, would increase the fee by $10.
However, resident and nonresident junior and senior license fees would not be increased under the proposal.
Below is a list of what licenses would be impacted and how much they would cost if the proposal becomes law.
Senate Bill 1148 of 2015 proposes increasing license fees by the following amounts:
Adult resident hunting $19 to $29
Bear hunting resident $15 to $20
Bear hunting nonresident $35 to $40
Antlerless deer resident $5 to $10
Antlerless deer nonresident $25 to $40
Archery deer resident $15 to $20
Archery deer nonresident $25 to $40
Muzzleloader deer resident $10 to $20
Muzzleloader deer nonresident $20 to $40
Adult nonresident hunting $100 to $150
Seven-day nonresident small game $30 to $50
Adult resident furtaker $19 to $29
Adult nonresident furtaker $80 to $100
Migratory game bird resident $2 to $5
Migratory game bird nonresident $5 to $10
Special wild turkey resident $20 to $25
Special wild turkey nonresident $40 to $50
New categories of licenses:
Senior nonresident hunting $100
Senior nonresident furtaker $80
Senior nonresident combo hunting and furtaker $150
Ultimate outdoor combo (bear, archery,
muzzleloader, furtaker, migratory game bird,
special wild turkey)