Public can pick color of next fishing license button

The state Fish and Boat Commission is encouraging anglers to vote online for their favorite color for the 2015 fishing license button.

Voting continues through Aug. 28 at

Earlier this year, the commission re-introduced the availability of an annual Pennsylvania fishing license button.

Brought back by popular demand, the custom button is similar to the vintage buttons offered by the agency in the past. Each custom button measures 1 3/4 inches with a high-quality, pin-back design and features the angler’s customer identification number, the same number displayed on a paper license.

As a result of a recent regulation change, as long as the angler is carrying a valid paper license, a valid button is the only display requirement.

“The buttons for this second year will be in the color which receives the highest number of votes,” said commission Executive Director John Arway. “As with the 2014 button, we anticipate that this re-introduced product will continue to be very popular with anglers and collectors.”

Starting with the availability of the 2015 fishing licenses on Dec. 1, buttons for 2015 will continue to be $5 each and available for purchase through the PFBC’s online store (The Outdoor Shop) and some agency locations. New for 2015, the buttons also will be available through the network of more than 900 license issuing agents.

The purchase of an annual or multi-year resident, non-resident or senior resident fishing license is required in order to buy a button.