Pennsylvania (Finally) Online For Hunters
After nearly two years of false starts and computer-related glitches, beginning this week hunters and furtakers in Pennsylvania can finally purchase licenses and tags on the state Game Commission's Internet site.
The state with the most hunters in the country may be the last to finally give its sportsmen the option of purchasing licenses online.
In April, the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced it was still not prepared to issue hunting licenses through an electronic license sale system and planned to continue to sell paper licenses for the 2008-09 seasons.
At that time, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe explained that Automated Licensing Systems (ALS), the company hired to produce the new license sale system, missed two additional deadlines to deliver a fully operational and fully tested point-of-sale system for the
2008-09 license year.
Then, last week, without elaborating on the details, the commission announced that beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 23, Pennsylvania resident and non-resident hunting and furtaker licenses for the 2008-09 seasons will go on sale through "The Outdoor Shop" on the Game Commission Web site.
The licenses will continue to be available from the nearly 850 issuing agents in The Keystone State.