Problem with Antlerless License Issuance
I dropped my 4C applications in the mail this past Sunday, July 10th. I have been checking the PGC website every day, and have still not seen confirmation that my licenses were issued.
I called the Schuylkill County Treasurers office Friday, July 15th. The issuing agent told me they had many trays of applications to process and that they were currently working on the ones they received Wednesday.
I checked this morning and saw that my licenses were still not issued so I called the treasurers office again. Today I talked to the assistant treasurer. She told me that my license was probably received Thursday as all their mail first goes to either Reading or Harrisburg and they were still working on Wednesdays tray.
I explained that out of state people could begin to apply today and that if they submitted their applications to a different county they could be receiving their permits before me, even though I had mailed mine a week ago. She said she understood that but that they were doing the best they could.
I called two of the state representatives from Schuylkill County, Goodman and Knowles, and explained the situation to their office people who said they would pass it on to them. I have still heard nothing back from anyone and have not been awarded my permits.
It is frustrating. Should I have sent mine in earlier, yes. Should I have driven my apps to the Pottsville Post Office, yes. However I did not think their would be a problem. Hopefully their will not be as I am planning to transfer my antlerless permit to my great nephew.
As many have said before, it seems like it is time for us to update this system. I got an antlerless permit for New York last year online when I applied for my license.
As of tonight, there are only 5428 left out of 25000 available. I don't have a good feeling about this.