In 1985, the
first furtakers license was issued for resident trappers. Prior
to that, the privilege of trapping was included in the resident
hunting license. The PA Game Commission also issued junior furtaker,
senior furtaker, senior lifetime furtaker, non-resident junior furtaker,
and non-resident furtaker. These licenses are extremely common and
have almost no value. In fact, these licenses were so overprinted
that the Game Commission sold them to collectors at the conclusion
of the season. Certain licenses can still be purchased from the
PA Game Commission by contacting the publication department.
first trapping licenses were required in 1950 by non-residents.
They were granted the same privileges as residents except they were
not permitted to trap beaver. Non-resident trapping licenses from
the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s are RARE and valuable. This collector
will pay upwards of $1,000 each for these licenses.