Does anyone know if you are required to get your sportsmans permit to hunt with a handgun from the county courthouse in the county you reside in or can you get it at any PA courthouse. The reason I ask is that I live in Mercer County but the place I work at everyday is much closer to the Meadville courthouse which is in Crawford county so it would be much easier to pick one up there. I just want a sportsman permit to carry a handgun hunting; not a protection permit. I think the sportsmans permits are 5 bucks and the carry permit used to be 25 bucks. I don't have the extra bucks for the carry permit and never did carry concealed anyway.