The first antlerless
deer licenses were issued in 1951. In select years, prior to that,
they were called special deer licenses or female deer licenses.
Every year since 1951, besides 1954 and 1956, there has been an
antlerless doe season. 66 of Pennsylvanias 67 counties have
had a doe license since then. Philadelphia county has only had a
doe license since 1988. The early 1950s doe licenses can be scarce,
as hunting antlerless deer did not sit well with all the sportsmen
at that time. Also the 1953 doe licenses seem to be the hardest
to find because of the Korean War. Certain counties had low issue
numbers and therefore command more value. Early 1950s licenses from
Delaware, Greene, Beaver, Allegheny, Lehigh, and Montgomery are
rare licenses. On the other hand, licenses from counties where there
were many camps often have minimal value. Counties that include
Elk, Forest, Warren, Jefferson, Potter, McKean, and Clearfield.
For example, a 1951 Beaver county may be worth $400. A 1951 Potter
may bring $10.
on the license also plays an important role. The same 1951 Potter
that brings $10 could bring $250 if it is a number 1. Collectors
are always searching for the lowest numbers available. Many collectors
put together sets of two and three digit licenses for the challenge.
For example, a collector might put together a set of doe licenses
from Potter county that all contain just double digits. Keep in
mind the lower the number, the higher the price.
In 2003, the
countywide antlerless doe licenses were abandoned and 22 Wildlife
Management Units (WMU) were established across the state.
am in need of 12 antlerless licenses to complete my set of doe licenses
for the entire state; Every year, every county since 1951. SEE
I will pay what it takes to purchase licenses on this
greatly on these licenses based on county of issue.
- 1951 $10-500
- 1952 $10-400
- 1953 $50-500