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A Pennsylvania Fishing License is your ticket to participate in Cabela’s Contest!
April 25, 2012
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Starting Saturday, May 5, Pennsylvania anglers will have a chance to fish for, and win, millions of dollars in cash and prizes in Cabela's "Wanna Fish for a Millions?" contest. For a second year, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is partnering in this contest by tagging fish and selecting Pennsylvania waters where participants can be big winners.

Most people have heard the phrase "you have to play to win." Well, in addition to knowing the contest waters, Pennsylvania anglers need to have a fishing license to play. Your license will be your ticket to fish some of the Commonwealth's best waters in the hopes of cashing-in on big winnings. While purchasing a fishing license guarantees you a gateway into the contest, PFBC underscores that regardless of the contest, a Pennsylvania fishing license is always a winner. In fact, it affords anglers the opportunity to unlock a year's worth of fishing opportunities in all the Commonwealth's fishing waters.

Cabela’s started accepting registrations on its website on April 19. The contest will begin on May 5 and end July 8. The premise is simple: catch specially tagged fish and win prizes ranging from Cabela’s gift cards to boats to $2 million.

All rules and requirements, as well as contest details and registration information, can be found at Cabela’s contest website, In addition, PFBC will maintain its own contest web page at Here, Pennsylvania anglers will be able to see the listing of contest waters along with photos of tagged fish.

As a "warm-up" to the May 5 contest start date, PFBC will be hosting an exhibit at the Pennsylvania Cabela's store in Hamburg from May 3 - 5. At the helm in a May 3 press conference will be PFBC Executive Director John Arway. In partnership, Cabela’s and PFBC will be giving away limited-edition ballcaps and t-shirts to each person who registers for the contest at the store. Supplies are limited. In addition, PFBC will be giving away its highly sought "Pennsylvania Fishes" wall charts. In a special 2012 edition, these are 18" x 24" posters suitable for framing featuring 107 of Pennsylvania's fishes. Poster artist Ted Walke will be available on all three days to sign and talk about creating the art for the poster.

It's the combination (and provision at the Hamburg store) of the fish identification poster, 2012 Fishing Summary book, handy 22" x 38" foldout map of Pennsylvania fishing waters and a fishing license that will well-equip any contest registrant with what they need to have the best chance in participating in Cabela's contest. Great fishing ahead and best of luck!

As stipulated in Cabela’s official contest rules, PFBC employees, volunteers, Commissioners, Boating Advisory Board members, and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are ineligible to enter the contest or win a prize.

PFBC Contact for contest rules and regulations
Ted Walke

Media Contact
Eric Levis

Cabela’s Contact
Matt Kettler

Anglers and boaters can sign up to receive email updates on the activities of the Fish and Boat Commission at The PFBC is also using today’s popular social media. Individuals can stay in touch by following the Commission on Twitter at and through RSS feeds at
The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at
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