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Annual Fishing License Buttons Available March 12
March 6, 2014
HARRISBURG, Pa. (March 6) – As announced in January, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is re-introducing the availability of a Pennsylvania fishing license button. Brought back by popular demand, this alternate display annual license button is similar to the buttons offered by the PFBC in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and in 1974 and 1975.

Anglers will be able to purchase a $5 button starting March 12 through the PFBC’s Outdoor Shop ( and at the following PFBC locations:

  • Button color vote resultsPFBC Headquarters (Harrisburg)
  • PFBC Northcentral Regional Office
  • PFBC Northeast Regional Office
  • PFBC Northwest Regional Office
  • PFBC Southcentral Regional Office
  • PFBC Southeast Regional Office
  • PFBC Southwest Regional Office
  • PFBC Walnut Creek Access Office
  • PFBC Linesville State Fish Hatchery Visitors Center

Delivery of all buttons purchased will occur within three weeks of when they are ordered. The three-week delivery time provides adequate time for the buttons to be personalized with the individual license buyer’s customer identification number.

The annual buttons will be available to all current, adult and youth Pennsylvania fishing license customers who possess a valid Pennsylvania fishing license that enables them to fish for the entire year. Lifetime senior license and multi-year license holders can also purchase the buttons. For all eligible customers, the buttons are not required by law and are an optional purchase.

The purchase of a traditional (paper) Pennsylvania fishing license is a requirement in order to purchase the optional license button. As a result of a recent regulation change, as long as an angler is carrying their valid paper license, a valid alternate display annual license button is the only display requirement while fishing.

For an information paper about the new alternate display annual license buttons, visit:

Ted Walke

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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