Holidays Mark Beginning of New Fishing Season
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Dec. 1) — The holiday shopping season is underway and fishing license gift vouchers make great presents and stocking stuffers for family members and friends. Vouchers and fishing licenses go on sale today for the 2017 season.
“Purchasing a fishing license gift voucher is easy and convenient,” said Steve Kralik, Director of the Bureau of Outreach, Education and Marketing for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). “They are essentially a gift certificate and require only a method of payment. The recipient then redeems the voucher for a fishing license.”
Vouchers can be purchased for an annual license or for 3-year, 5-year and 10-year licenses. The 10-year license is a new product this year.
“Multi-year licenses are great for anglers who want to be ready to fish for years to come,” added Kralik. “They’ve been a popular choice because of the convenience, and customers save money by avoiding transaction and processing fees each year.”
A 3-year resident license can be purchased for $64.90, a 5-year for $106.90 and a 10-year for $211.90. Anglers can also buy multi-year trout/salmon, Lake Erie and combo permits and experience similar savings. A resident annual fishing license costs $22.90.
“Give the gift of fishing this season,” added Kralik. “Treat your family, friends or loved ones to a voucher for a multi-year or annual license and encourage them to get out and experience the great outdoors in 2017.”