County doe tags selling at steady rate

Staff writer

Clarion County Treasurer Tom McConnell said Aug. 2 antlerless deer tag sales for the upcoming hunting season are on track and selling at a steady rate.

The county treasurer’s office had processed close to 8,000 doe tags as of Aug. 2.

The tags come from Wildlife Management Unit’s 2F and 2D. 2F tags consist of the portion of the county north of U.S. Route 322, while 2D is south of the highway.

In total, 31,000 tags were allotted to potential applicants in 2F, while 66,000 were prearranged for 2D applicants. Those numbers are up from last year by 8,000 and 3,000 respectively.

Around 4,000 tags remain available in 2F, with 32,000 open in 2D.

McConnell believes the left over tags in 2F will sell out after Aug. 5 when the first round of unsold licenses goes on sale.

In 2018, around 12,000 total tags were processed at the treasurer’s office from 2F and 2D combined. McConnell expects 2019 to be similarly numbered.

“At first it was a little slow but I think it kind of evened out,” said McConnell regarding tag applications, which opened July 8. “We’re about on track for the same as last year.”

Applicants must send their forms to the county treasurer’s office by mail only. Over-the-counter sales for tags, which are only sold at the county treasurer’s office, begin Oct. 7 after the first two rounds of unsold tickets go on sale in August.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, successful applicants will receive their antlerless deer licenses after the second Monday in September.