Pa Hunters Reminded About Second Spring Gobbler Hunting Tag
HARRISBURG, PA –-(AmmoLand.com)- Pennsylvania hunters who would like the opportunity to harvest a second spring gobbler can purchase a second spring gobbler tag until the spring gobbler season begins on May 1, according to Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe. In fact, thanks to the new Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS), hunters can purchase a second spring gobbler tag at any issuing agent or through the agency’s website.
In the past, hunters had to wait until Jan. 1 before submitting a license application for the second spring gobbler tag and then wait for the agency to mail the license back to them. The process was made necessary to spread out administrative workload of processing and handling licenses for the fall hunting seasons. However, because of PALS, hunters can now purchase the second spring gobbler tag at any issuing agent and walk out of the store with the license in hand.
Roe noted that hunters are able to take one spring gobbler as part of their general hunting privileges. However, the second spring gobbler tag license affords those hunters interested in this additional opportunity to take a second spring gobbler. Hunters may only purchase one second spring gobbler license during a license year, as the season limit remains two spring gobblers, but they may only harvest one bird per day.
“So, if you are looking for that application in your digest to mail in, you won’t find it,” Roe said. “You can just purchase the special spring gobbler license either through the Game Commission’s website or visit your local license issuing agent.”
Fees set by state law for the special license are $21.70 for residents and $41.70 for nonresidents.