CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – Monday marked the start of over-the-counter sales for antlerless deer licenses, and for the first time this year, they are available in all Commonwealth counties at the same time. These new regulations established this year by the Pennsylvania Game Commission have brought forward the date for many counties to open over-the-counter license sales, and demand has been high.

“This is the first time in Jefferson County history that we have had WMU licenses in Jefferson County,” said Jim VanSteenberg, Jefferson County Treasurer.

In years past, VanSteenberg has said that Jefferson County would only have access to these over-the-counter licenses about a week before the hunting season began, and by that time the spots were almost completely out. full.

“We were always full before over-the-counter sales became available. Normally only the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia markets had these units, ”VanSteenberg said.

Jefferson County sold its 2D region, which was issued 2,178 hunting licenses for this season in just three hours Monday morning.

Demand across the region has been equally high. In Somerset County, the treasurer “…” told WTAJ that they had sold around two thousand licenses. in Cambria County, 1,300 licenses were sold on Monday, and that brand remained stable throughout the week.

Meanwhile in Clearfield County County Treasurer Carol Fox said people lined the streets outside the courthouse on Monday to get their hands on one.

“We have had a constant flow of sport hunters in our offices. On Monday there was about an hour and a half of wait, ”Fox said.

Hunters are limited to six antlerless deer licenses per year, and all over-the-counter sales must be made at the county treasurer’s offices or by mail.

As people continue to purchase their over-the-counter licenses ahead of the archery season on October 2 and archery season on October 16, Fox gave advice to help keep it going. moving lines.

“Have their customer number with them, [customer ID] number with them. Have their requests filled out ”

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