Jun. 26, 2023

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today issued the following statement regarding the issues consumers are experiencing trying to purchase antlered and anterless deer tags online through the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s website.

“The Game Commission’s rollout of the automated process has been a huge debacle thus far. For years, the commission has lobbied the General Assembly to update the antlerless deer tag purchase process across the state. Last session, I voted against the authorization of this program knowing it would not be successful or make it easier on hunters. 

“However, the bill ultimately became law. Today was the first day of the rollout for purchases, and my office has received numerous complaints from sportsmen and sporting goods stores expressing their frustration.  At a time when we should be doing all that we can to encourage outdoor activities and make it easier for individuals purchasing online, this is a huge step backwards and an epic failure. I will be in continued communication with the Pennsylvania Game Commission requesting a quick resolution.” 

Representative Doyle Heffley
122nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives