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The Pennsylvania Hunting License Bond is a type of surety bond required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the amount of $11,000. The bond states that the bondholder, or Principal, will execute, perform and discharge the trusts and duties of his office as required by law.

How to Get a Pennsylvania Hunting License Bond

At we make it easy to obtain this surety bond. Our simple, three step process is:

  1. Complete the easy to navigate and secure online application1
  2. Review the free, no obligation quote from one of Surety1’s professional surety bond agents, usually within one business day. Pennsylvania Hunting License Bond
  3. Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium

Once these steps have been completed, the Pennsylvania Hunting License Bond will be shipped to the bond applicant.
1 -The name of the applicant on the surety bond application must match exactly the full legal business name of applicant for the license. 

The cost of the bond is usually between 1% and 3% of the bond amount, subject to a minimum premium and fees of $150 to$250. Surety1 will shop its many markets to procure the right price at the right terms. is a service of AssuredPartners one of the largest and fastest growing insurance agencies in the nation. Representing over a dozen surety bond companies, is the premier online provider of surety bonds nationwide since 2003

How do I Become a Hunting License Issuing Agent in Pennsylvania?

1. Meet the Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or an entity registered to do business in Pennsylvania.
  • Operate a bona fide sporting goods sales outlet where the public expects to find this service.
  • Be open to the public during reasonable daylight and evening hours.
  • Possess a valid Pennsylvania Hunting License.
  • Have a good credit history and no criminal record.

2. Complete the Application Process:

  • Download and complete the Pennsylvania Game Commission Issuing Agent Application form.
  • Obtain a $200 application fee and mail it along with the completed application form to the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
  • Secure an $11,000 Pennsylvania Hunting License Bond 
  • Provide a power of attorney or an irrevocable letter of credit to the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

3. Pass the Pennsylvania Game Commission Issuing Agent Exam:

  • Register for the Pennsylvania Game Commission Issuing Agent Exam at a designated testing center.
  • Study the Pennsylvania Hunting and Fur-taker Digest and other relevant materials to prepare for the exam.
  • Pass the exam with a score of at least 70%.

4. Complete the Pennsylvania Game Commission Issuing Agent Agreement:

  • Review and sign the Pennsylvania Game Commission Issuing Agent Agreement, acknowledging your responsibilities and obligations as an issuing agent.
  • Comply with all Pennsylvania Game Commission regulations and procedures for issuing hunting licenses and permits.

5. Obtain PALS (Pennsylvania Automated License System) Access:

  • Create a PALS account to access the online system for issuing hunting licenses and permits.
  • Complete the PALS Issuing Agent Training to familiarize yourself with the system and its features.

6. Maintain Issuing Agent Responsibilities:

  • Issue hunting licenses and permits accurately and in accordance with Pennsylvania Game Commission regulations.
  • Collect applicable fees and remit them to the Pennsylvania Game Commission on a timely basis.
  • Maintain accurate records of all hunting license and permit transactions.
  • Comply with all Pennsylvania Game Commission reporting requirements.

7. Renew Issuing Agent Registration:

  • Renew your Pennsylvania Hunting License Issuing Agent registration every two years by submitting a renewal application and paying the applicable fee.
  • Maintain your surety bond and power of attorney or irrevocable letter of credit throughout your tenure as an issuing agent.

Hunting license sellers in Pennsylvania can also sell fishing licenses. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) allows any business that is authorized to sell hunting licenses to also sell fishing licenses. This is because the PFBC and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) have a cooperative agreement that allows them to share their issuing agent networks. To sell fishing licenses in addition to hunting licenses, a business must first obtain a Pennsylvania Fishing License Agent Bond.

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How to Get Your Pennsylvania Hunting License Bond

  1. Complete an online application. It’s free and no-obligation.
  2. One of our surety experts will contact you with a firm quote and an agreement to sign.
  3. Provide payment and your signed agreement, and then you will receive your Surety Bond!

If you have any questions, please call us at 877-654-2327.

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