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Pennsylvania Fishing License Sales
1919 to Present

Stamp & Permit sales, 1991 to present, listed at the bottom of this page
 

License
Year
Resident Senior
Resident
Senior
Lifetime
1-Day
Resident
Guard/
Reserve
Non-
resident
7-Day Tourist 3-Day Tourist* 1-Day Tourist**** Free 3-Yr Resident 3-Yr Non-Resident 3-Yr Senior 5-Yr Resident 5-Yr Non-Resident 5-Yr Senior Totals Sales
%
Change
$ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units Revenue # Units
2013 cost of license 711,462 cost of license 17,786 cost of license 17,004 cost of license 3,969 cost of license 516 cost of license 39,115 cost of license 7,174 cost of license 24,669 cost of license 5,373 $0 license - cost of license 20,752 cost of license 643 cost of license 447 cost of license 10,710 cost of license 169 cost of license 73 $21,534,128.00 859,862 0.81%
2012 736,867 18,529 17,228 3,483 529 40,083 6,976 24,081 5,168 - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - $19,553,996.00 852,944 5.80%
2011 698,738 16,769 13,993 3,338 721 38,052 6,812 22,984 4,752 - - - - - - - $18,431,603.30 806,159 -4.12%
2010 727,907 17,031 13,250 3,239 923 40,377 6,833 24,871 5,136 - - - - - - - $19,224,109.30 839,567 -4.19%
2009 758,434 18,587 14,494 3,259 741 41,259 7,382 25,934 5,670 - - - - - - - $20,063,864.00 875,760 4.32%
2008 719,544 18,138 15,341 3,328 537 39,760 7,168 24,864 6,156 - - - - - - - $19,132,475.00 834,836 -1.87%
2007 739,314 17,413 11,052 3,530 726 39,990 6,911 25,205 6,468 104 - - - - - - $19,347,728.00 850,713 1.96%
2006 729,738 16,387 9,523 2,922 683 38,812 6,467 23,890 5,612 298 - - - - - - $18,924,794.00 834,332 1.36%
2005 719,147 16,084 8,392 3,633 Not applicable 6 39,368 6,083 29,088 1,018 356 - - - - - - $18,654,56400 823,175 -9.46%
2004 cost of license 786,269 cost of license 17,118 cost of license 13,355 Not applicable - Not applicable - cost of license 50,709 cost of license 3,299 cost of license 36,684 Not applicable - $0 license 294 Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - $15,418,098.00 909,140 1.58%
2003 777,089 16,851 11,651 - - 49,957 3,349 35,778 - 363 - - - - - - $15,178,961.75 895,038 -3.26%
2002 804,122 16,570 11,770 - - 51,362 3,326 37,677 - 369 - - - - - - $15,693,658.75 925,196 -3.64%
2001 839,488 17,211 11,132 - - 51,044 3,348 37,596 - 340 - - - - - - $16,249,307.75 960,159 1.33%
2000 832,038 16,574 11,202 - - 48,408 3,242 35,698 - 409 - - - - - - $16,006,812.50 947,571 -0.65%
1999 844,094 16,401 10,725 - - 46,907 2,833 32,404 - 429 - - - - - - $16,084,574.00 953,793 -2.49%
1998 865,673 16,676 11,851 - - 47,555 2,880 32,824 - 703 - - - - - - $16,482,851.75 978,162 0.49%
1997 861,003 17,687 11,956 - - 47,281 2,766 31,486 - 1,226 - - - - - - $16,380,065.75 973,405 -0.25%
1996 864,989 18,097 12,047 - - 48,356 2,766 28,406 - 1,188 - - - - - - $16,440,487.25 975,849 -8.69%
1995 cost of license 948,004 cost of license 20,641 cost of license 16,297 Not applicable - Not applicable - cost of license 68,007 Not applicable - cost of license 14,563 Not applicable - $0 license 1,186 Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - $13,571,735.00 1,068,698 1.72%
1994 933,036 21,597 13,951 - - 66,513 - 14,372 - 1,183 - - - - - - $13,329,401.00 1,050,652 -2.18%
1993 950,588 24,833 15,769 - - 67,502 - 14,155 - 1,265 - - - - - - $13,585,062.00 1,074,112 -1.12%
1992 952,936 26,359 16,989 - - cost of license 69,548 - cost of license 19,150 - 1,267 - - - - - - $13,336,050.00 1,086,249 1.07%
1991 943,017 28,079 14,075 - - 69,226 - 19,111 - 1,266 - - - - - - $13,184,297.00 1,074,774 -7.65%
1990 1,015,134 35,059 18,645 - - 73,893 - 19,700 - 1,327 - - - - - - $14,211,536.00 1,163,758 2.13%
1989 995,963 39,357 14,745 - - 69,151 - 18,788 - 1,440 - - - - - - $13,842,560.00 1,139,444 1.18%
1988 987,797 42,111 12,621 - - 64,976 - 17,120 - 1537 - - - - - - $13,620,316.00 1,126,162 1.83%
1987 971,720 43,730 12,432 - - 59,959 - 16,371 - 1,674 - - - - - - $13,317,165.00 1,105,886 2.53%
1986 932,075 48,612 13,075 - - 54,870 - 15,516 - 1,758 - - - - - - $12,916,706.00 1,078,561 1.54%
1985 932,075 48,612 13,075 - - 51,501 - 14,927 - 1,980 - - - - - - $12,666,799.00 1,062,170 2.48%
1984 908,313 51,457 11,773 - - 48,550 - 14,187 - 2,150 - - - - - - $12,304,205.00 1,036,430 -1.45%
1983 918,927 55,292 13,776 - - 46,480 - 14,950 - 2,289 - - - - - - $12,429,318.00 1,051,714 -6.29%
1982 cost of license 972,934 cost of license 60,090 cost of license 13,150 Not applicable - Not applicable - cost of license 50,569 Not applicable - cost of license 21,574 Not applicable - $0 license 3,962 Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - $9,910,218.00 1,122,279 2.77%
1981 944,510 64,837 12,131 - - 47,599 - 19,080 - 3,881 - - - - - - $9,589,680.00 1,092,038 1.78%
1980 924,197 69,914 12,065 - - 45,022 - 17,633 - 4,156 - - - - - - $9,367,256.00 1,072,987 6.87%
1979 854,951 74,068 13,179 - - 41,247 - 15,851 - 4,707 - - - - - - $8,694,602.00 1,004,003 -0.39%
License
Year
Resident Senior
Resident
Senior
Lifetime
1-Day
Resident
Guard/
Reserve
Non-
resident
7-Day 3-Day * 1-Day**** Free 3-Yr Resident 3-Yr Non-Resident 3-Yr Senior 5-Yr Resident 5-Yr Non-Resident 5-Yr Senior Totals Sales
%
Change
$ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units Revenue Units
1978 cost of license 860,519 cost of license 82,691 Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - cost of license 42,678 Not applicable - cost of license 17,244 Not applicable - $0 license 4,789 Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - $7,282,079.50 1,007,921 0.32%
1977 861,153 81,368 - - - 41,426 - 16,207 - 4,560 - - - - - - $7,260,761.00 1,004,714 1.38%
1976 849,869 79,639 - - - 40,716 - 16,399 - 4,458 - - - - - - $7,165,238.00 991,081 2.51%
1975** 831,663 76,597 - - - 38,704 - 15,779 - 4,087 - - - - - - $6,992,809.00 966,830 8.44%
1974** 765,498 71,486 - - - 35,701 - 14,917 - 3,949 - - - - - - $6,442,347.00 891,551 -5.59%
1973 cost of license 809,398 cost of license 67,346 Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - cost of license 40,656 Not applicable - cost of license 16,861 Not applicable - $0 license 10,099 Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - $4,652,219.00 944,360 7.66%
1972 752,913 63,628 - - - 35,471 - 14,439 - 10,709 - - - - - - $4,300,990.50 877,160 4.31%
1971 718,999 60,369 - - - 35,215 - 14,778 - 11,525 - - - - - - $4,124,165.50 840,886 3.52%
1970 694,860 59,807 - - - 31,667 - 14,280 - 11,700 - - - - - - $3,966,150.50 812,314 8.29%
1969 645,482 55,210 - - - 26,396 - 12,483 - 10,569 - - - - - - $3,651,007.00 750,140 8.16%
1968 601,655 52,486 - - - 22,271 - 11,701 - 5,420 - - - - - - $3,383,326.50 693,533 14.16%
1967 629,138 49,370 - - - 17,847 - 10,436 - 736 - - - - - - $2,966,156.50 607,527 10.83%
1966 477,612 45,345 - - - 15,194 - 8,877 - 1,144 - - - - - - $2,667,478.00 548,172 6.93%
1965 466,007 43,036 - - - 13,659 - 8,322 - 1,629 - - - - - - $2,487,477.50 512,653 7.70%
1964 413,354 41,853 - - - 10,879 - 8,002 - 1,894 - - - - - - $2,293,836.50 475,982 -15.93%
1963 cost of license 541,458 Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - cost of license 12,329 Not applicable - cost of license 10,861 Not applicable - $0 license 1,558 Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - $1,887,504.25 566,206 -3.57%
1962 561,997 - - - - 12,720 - 10,940 - 1,526 - - - - - - $1,957,445.25 587,183 -2.12%
1961 573,628 - - - - 13,196 - 11,415 - 1,672 - - - - - - $2,000,359.75 599,911 -1.80%
1960 585,066 - - - - 13,073 - 11,331 - 1,432 - - - - - - $2,036,337.75 610,902 -3.18%
1959** 603,546 - - - - cost of license 16,438 - 9,651 - 1,343 - - - - - - $1,992,890.25 630,978 -2.62%
1958** 621,145 - - - - 16,294 - 9,328 - 1,207 - - - - - - $2,049,037.25 647,974 -5.78%
1957** 656,848 - - - - 17,108 - 12,572 - 1,204 - - - - - - $2,175,615.00 687,732 -7.25%
License
Year
Resident Senior
Resident
Senior
Lifetime
1-Day
Resident
Guard/
Reserve
Non-
resident
7-Day 3-Day* 1-Day**** Free 3-Yr Resident 3-Yr Non-Resident 3-Yr Senior 5-Yr Resident 5-Yr Non-Resident 5-Yr Senior Totals Sales
%
Change
$ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units Revenue Units
1956** cost of license 710,635 Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - cost of license 16,653 Not applicable - cost of license 12,955 Not applicable - $0 license 1,225 Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - $1,808,975.00 741,468 2.33%
1955** 693,958 - - - - 17,597 - 11,929 - 1,125 - - - - - - $1,764,717.50 724,609 -0.67%
1954** 701,622 - - - - 15,708 - 11,374 - 821 - - - - - - $1,782,490.00 729,525 0.63%
1953** cost of license 699,666 Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - cost of license 14,458 Not applicable - cost of license 10,208 Not applicable - $0 license 638 Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - $1,419,748.00 724,970 0.92%
1952** 685,561 - - - - 14,051 - 10,373 - 8,358 - - - - - - $1,391,868.00 718,343 6.82%
1951** 645,047 - - - - 12,303 - 8,894 - 6,222 - - - - - - $1,307,882.00 672,466 4.51%
1950** 620,595 - - - - 12,057 - 7,685 - 3,098 - - - - - - $1,256,560.00 643,435 -0.11%
1949** 622,059 - - - - 12,062 - 7,431 - 2,571 - - - - - - $1,258,980.00 644,123 5.02%
1948** 592,639 - - - - 11,582 - 7,456 - 1,658 - - - - - - $1,200,190.00 613,335 1.03%
1947** cost of license 587,913 Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - cost of license 10,173 Not applicable - cost of license 6,881 Not applicable - $0 license 2,145 Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - $892,191.00 607,112 5.68%
1946** 554,757 - - - - 8,905 - 6,069 - 4,755 - - - - - - $841,239.00 574,486 34.60%
1945** 404,782 - - - - 6,659 - 4,867 - 10,515 - - - - - - $614,473.50 426,823 9.15%
1944** 375,933 - - - - 5,269 - 4,446 - 5,408 - - - - - - $570,568.50 391,056 17.65%
1943** 324,862 - - - - 3,528 - 2,946 - 1,061 - - - - - - $491,712.00 332,397 -13.97%
1942** 378,426 - - - - 4,098 - 3,854 - - - - - - - - $573,420.00 386,378 -4.16%
1941** 395,571 - - - - 4,084 - 3,488 - - - - - - - - $598,588.50 403,143 3.16%
1940** 384,231 - - - - 3,487 - 3,073 - - - - - - - - $580,956.00 390,791 -3.17%
1939** 397,388 - - - - 3,149 - 3,052 - - - - - - - - $600,660.00 403,589 0.40%
1938** 395,714 - - - - 3,251 - 3,035 - - - - - - - - $598,123.50 402,000 9.91%
1937** 359,528 - - - - 3,464 - 2,778 - - - - - - - - $543,459.00 365,770 37.54%
1936** 261,939 - - - - 2,081 - 1,908 - - - - - - - - $395,770.50 265,928 3.10%
1935** 254,961 - - - - 2,936 - 38 - - - - - - - - $382,498.50 257,935 -1.26%
1934** 258,166 - - - - 3,063 - cost of license - - - - - - - - - $387,249.00 261,229 19.16%
1933** 216,424 - - - - 2,799 - - - - - - - - - - 324,636.00 219,223 -10.96%
1932** 242,863 - - - - 3,357 - - - - - - - - - - $364,294.50 246,220 -3.47%
1931** 250,940 - - - - 4,122 - - - - - - - - - - $376,410.00 255,062 -5.30%
1930** 264,589 - - - - 4,739 - - - - - - - - - - $396,883.50 269,328 -0.29%
1929** 263,633 - - - - 6,473 - - - - - - - - - - $395,449.50 270,106 3.29%
1928** 255,275 - - - - 6,236 - - - - - - - - - - $382,912.50 261,511 -12.42%
License
Year
Resident Senior
Resident
Senior
Lifetime
1-Day
Resident
Guard/
Reserve
Non-
resident
7-Day 3-Day* 1-Day**** Free 3-Yr Resident 3-Yr Non-Resident 3-Yr Senior 5-Yr Resident 5-Yr Non-Resident 5-Yr Senior Totals Sales
%
Change
$ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units $ Units Revenue Units
1927** cost of license 293,397 Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - cost of license 5,200 Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - $293,397.00 298,597 12.73%
1926** 261,109 - - - - 3,776 - - - - - - - - - - $261,109.00 264,885 4.26%
1925** 250,873 - - - - cost of license 3,182 - - - - - - - - - - $266,783.00 254,055 1.52%
1924** 247,281 - - - - 2,964 - - - - - - - - - - $262,101.00 250,245 15.15%
1923** 214,392 - - - - 2,931 - - - - - - - - - - $229,047.00 217,323 5.58%
1922 203,061 - - - - 2,768 - - - - - - - - - - $216,901.00 205,829 10,034.37%
1921 Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - cost of license 2,031 Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - Not applicable - $10,155.00 2,031 10.62%
1920 - - - - - 1,836 - - - - - - - - - - $9,180.00 1,836 3,572.00%
1919 - - - - - 50 - - - - - - - - - - $250.00 - -
* Tourist License, 1935-1995
** Years with Button Licenses
*** Reciprocal for Nonresident Licenses - 1926-1956, reciprocal = $2.50; 1957-1959, reciprocal = $3.25
**** Includes stamp
# Beginning in 2013, includes sales of Multi-Year Licenses and Permits. Revenue from Multi-year licenses and permits sales were collected at the time of sale. Only revenue from the current license year is applied to the current fiscal year. Revenue from additional years is deposited as money collected in advance.

 

Trout/Salmon Permits
Year $ Annual
Units
3-Yr 5-Yr Revenue # Sales
% Change
% License Buyers
With Stamp
2013 stamp cost 477,668 13,695 6,706 $4,445,507 13.11% 57.92%
2012 487,611 - - $3,931,065 6.98% 57.17%
2011 455,696 - - $3,674,736 -4.90% 56.53%
2010 477,501 - - $3,847,324 -11.19% 56.90%
2009 500,752 - - $4,331,939 3.29% 57.50%
2008 484,803 - - $3,878,424 -3.62% 58.07%
2007 502,993 - - $4,023,944 -1.54% 59.13%
2006 510,878 - - $4,087,024 1.52% 61.23%
2005 503,208 - - $4,025,664 -23.92% 61.13%
2004 cost of stamp 661,434 - - $3,307,170 1.45% 72.75%
2003 651,959 - - $3,259,795 -2.56% 72.84%
2002 669,114 - - $3,345,570 -4.52% 72.32%
2001 700,820 - - $3,504,100 1.64% 72.99%
2000 689,494 - - $3,447,470 -1.08% 72.76%
1999 697,053 - - $3,485,265 -1.76% 73.08%
1998 709,547 - - $3,547,735 2.08% 72.54%
1997 695,056 - - $3,475,280 -0.08% 71.40%
1996 695,609 - - $3,478,045 -8.54% 71.28%
1995 760,590 - - $3,802,950 3.27% 71.17%
1994 736,508 - - $3,682,540 0.58% 70.10%
1993 732,231 - - $3,661,155 -1.79% 68.17%
1992 745,569 - - $3,727,845 1.08% 68.64%
1991 737,583 - - $3,687,915 N/A 68.63%
 
Lake Erie Permits
Year $ Annual
Units
3-Yr 5-Yr Revenue # Sales
% Change
2013 stamp cost 19,366 318 132 $169,588 7.26%
2012 19,571 - - $157,114 5.60%
2011 18,537 - - $149,727 -2.70%
2010 19,040 - - $153,869 -8.73%
2009 19,457 - - $168,577 3.14%
2008 18,864 - - $150,912 -10.89%
2007 21,169 - - $169.352 2.52%
2006 20,648 - - $165,184 -18.18%
2005 25,235 - - $201,880 n/a
spacer
1998 stamp cost 78,933 - - $236,799 1.76%
1997 77,565 - - $232,695 1.36%
1996 76,523 - - $229,569 -5.00%
1995 80,546 - - $241,638 n/a
 
Combination Permits
Year $ Annual
Units
3-Yr 5-Yr Revenue # Sales
% Change
2013 stamp cost 81,976 3,951 2,702 $1,506,029 18.47%
2012 90,419 - - $1,271,284 3.65%
2011 87,181 - - $1,226,532 -3.71%
2010 90,641 - - $1,273,798 -5.37%
2009 91,959 - - $1,346,015 7.32%
2008 85,685 - - $1,199,590 6.46%
2007 80,482 - - $1,126,748 8.68%
2006 74,051 - - $1,036,714 12.51%
2005 65,820 - - $921,480 n/a
       
       
# Beginning in 2013, includes sales of Multi-Year Licenses and Permits. Revenue from Multi-year licenses and permits sales were collected at the time of sale.
Only revenue from the current license year is applied to the current fiscal year. Revenue from additional years is deposited as money collected in advance.

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