HARRISBURG, Pa. July 13, 2011 Carl G. Roe
"While this may seem like a lot of clicking and box checking to get to the information, the system is designed to protect an individual’s personal information, while at the same time enabling that person to check on the status of his or her application," Roe said. "As doe licenses are processed by county treasurers, a license buyer’s application status will be updated in the system and consequently can be checked online. This update – which includes the Wildlife Management Unit for which the license was issued – occurs as soon as a county treasurer’s office allocates a license to a license-buyer’s account. This feature provides application tracking on the doe license issuance process unlike anything we have offered before.
"Prior to PALS, the only way to know for sure that you received an antlerless deer license was to contact your bank to see if your check was cashed by a county treasurer or if you received your doe license in the mail. Now, you can find out the instant your doe license was issued. Monitoring this feature will help folks sort out whether their doe license application or issued license was lost in the mail, or if it’s still waiting to be processed by the county treasurer."
Additionally, Roe noted that hunters will be able to see for themselves if their application for the elk drawing is recorded accurately. Those who apply for the elk license drawing also will be able to confirm their preferences listed for Elk Hunt Zone and antlered or antlerless elk.
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"Hunters do not need to list a second or third preference on their application," Roe said. "But this option is available for those who hunt in multiple WMUs and want to avoid the possibility of having the application returned to them if their first preference is sold out."
SOURCE Pennsylvania Game Commission