Stuff an Angler’s Stocking with a 2019 Pennsylvania Fishing License

Stuff an Angler's Stocking with a 2019 Pennsylvania Fishing License2019 PA Fishing License Voucher

HARRISBURG, PA — Getting the fish to bite isn’t always easy but finding the perfect gift for your favorite angler can be this holiday season.

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) offers gift vouchers that allow you to purchase a fishing license and related privileges and permits for someone else. 2019 fishing licenses went on sale on December 1.

“Whether you are buying for an avid angler with years of experience or you’d like to introduce someone new to the sport, a fishing license gift voucher is a great option,” said Tim Schaeffer, PFBC Executive Director. “It takes the guesswork out of shopping for the outdoor enthusiast in your life. They’ll appreciate that you support their passion.”

Purchasing a fishing license gift voucher is easy and convenient. The individual buying the voucher must only provide a method of payment. The recipient then redeems the voucher for a fishing license or the specified privilege, such as a trout/salmon stamp, Lake Erie permit or any of the newly-introduced voluntary permits that support specific fishing programs.

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Like fishing licenses, vouchers can be purchased in 1, 3, 5 and 10-year increments. Purchasing a multi-year license offers convenience and saves customers money by avoiding processing fees each year.

Pricing for the most popular gift voucher options include:

License/Permit Type: 1-Year 3-Year: 5-Year: 10-Year:
Resident Fishing License (Age 16-64) $22.90 $64.90 $106.90 $211.90
Trout-Salmon Permit $9.90 $25.90 $41.90 $81.90
Lake Erie Permit $9.90 $25.90 $41.90 $81.90
Combo Trout-Salmon/Lake Erie Permit $15.90 $43.90 $71.90 $141.90
Senior Resident (Age 65 & up) $11.90 $31.90 Lifetime Permit: $51.90

Anglers can also purchase an optional 2019 fishing license button for just $10.

The collectible 2019 button is orange in color and serves as a valid license display requirement. Individuals must purchase an annual or multi-year resident, non-resident, senior resident or senior lifetime fishing license to purchase a license button. Children 15 and younger can also purchase a button if they first buy a voluntary youth license for $1. Delivery of buttons requires special processing and delivery cannot be guaranteed in time for Christmas.

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Vouchers and licenses can be purchased at, at more than 700 issuing agents, county treasurers’ offices and at all PFBC regional offices.

Source: Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

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