You Will Need
- License type
- Authorized vendor
- Department of Natural Resources or Wildlife Department office
- State ID card or driver's license
- Old permit
- License fee
Determine type of license
Determine what type of license you need. Factors to consider include your age, experience, and the type of wildlife you intend to hunt.
Visit a location
Go to an authorized vendor, such as an outdoor supplies store, big box store, or a firearm supply store. You can also visit your state's Department of Natural Resources or Wildlife Department office to get your license.
Bring your ID
Bring your state identification card or your driver's license when you purchase a hunting permit in person. Most states allow persons under 17-years old to get a license with an ID, but requirements vary by region.
Use a previous permit
Use a previous year's permit to get a new license if you forgot your ID, don't have one, or would just like to renew without any changes.
Purchase your hunting license online through your state's website using a credit card if you can't go in person.
Plan for cost
Plan to spend between $10 and $150 per permit depending on the season, weapon, and type of game. Happy hunting!