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Licensing, Permit & Tag Fees

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KNOW YOUR RESIDENCY STATUS: In Delaware, to purchase a resident license you must be living in Delaware for at least 1 year prior to purchasing a license.

You may not establish residency in two different U.S. States. You might own homes in two or more states, but you can only claim residency in one U.S. State at a time. This is the state you claim residency on your FEDERAL income tax return.

NOTE: In addition to the licensing requirements listed herein, ALL hunters under the age of 16 must be
accompanied by an adult (18 years or older) to carry a firearm/bow.

RESIDENT LICENSES, PERMITS AND TAGS

Price

Persons 16 years or over and under 65 (16-64 years) must purchase a license to hunt in Delaware.

$39.50

Persons 13 through 15 years must purchase a junior license to hunt.

$5.00

Persons operating a hunting guide service must purchase a guide license.

$159.50

All persons under 65 years must purchase a license to trap in Delaware after first taking an approved trapping education course if born after January 1, 1978.

$10.00

Persons 16 years or over and under 65 (16-64 years) must purchase a state waterfowl (duck) stamp to hunt waterfowl in Delaware.

$15.00

Hunters that use a State Wildlife Area waterfowl blind or deer stand for hunting that was assigned through a daily lottery must purchase an annual Wildlife Area Deer Stand/Waterfowl Blind Lottery Permit.

$20.00

Hunter’s Choice and Quality Buck Tag combination

$20.00

Each additional Antlerless Deer Tag

$20.00

NON-RESIDENT LICENSES, PERMITS AND TAGS

Price

Persons 16 years or over to hunt in this State
(No exemptions are made for nonresidents over the age of 65 for licenses or stamps.)

$199.50

Persons 13 through 15 years must purchase a junior license to hunt.

$50.00

Persons operating a hunting guide service must purchase a guide license.

$475.00

All persons must purchase a license to trap in Delaware after first taking an approved trapping education course if born after January 1, 1978.

$75.00

Persons 16 years or over must purchase a state waterfowl (duck) stamp to hunt waterfowl in Delaware.

$15.00

Three (3) consecutive day small game license (not valid for deer or turkey).

$75.00

Hunters that use a State Wildlife Area waterfowl blind or deer stand for hunting that was assigned through a daily lottery must purchase an annual Wildlife Area Deer Stand/Waterfowl Blind Lottery Permit.

$20.00

Antlered Deer Tag

$50.00

Quality Buck Tag

$50.00

Each additional Antlerless Deer Tag

$20.00

LICENSE EXEMPT RESIDENTS AND NON-RESIDENTS

PRICE

Certain residents and non-residents are exempt from the requirement to purchase a hunting or trapping license but they must obtain a free License Exempt Number (LEN) before hunting or trapping. See License Exempt Hunters and Trappers section on Licensing & Permits for more LEN information, including who qualifies.

Must Obtain a New LEN Each Year