I just checked. It appears that the main license would have to be mailed to your buddy if he applied for a replacement online at the GC web site. Archery and muzzle tags can be reprinted but not he main license.
He needs to go to a PALS agent if he needs a new license right away.
i found one yesterday on a gamelands in armstrong county the guy had it in a fishing license holder that pin isnt tough enough for brush in my opinion. it got returned to the rightful owner it turned out he only lived a couple miles away
I thought I had lost mine last week and was in a Level 10 panic looking all over the place for it. I mentiond to my son that I was going to have to drive to Berks County and try to find it at the last place I hunted and was not hopeful I would find it. Guess what? He found it in the driveway a few days ago and put it in the glove compartment of my car. I was so happy he found it, but a bit annoyed that he had not told me.
That's why I always tie my pin to my jacket. Just a short section of cord through the loop of the license pin to either the loop on the coat license goes through, or in my case, the hanging loop on the inside of the collar.