DNR’s new web-based COMPASS licensing system provides the fastest and greenest way to purchase your hunting license. In addition to our 7 DNR Service Centers and more than 250 sport license agents, this web-based system is available 24/7 for self-service online purchases and 7 AM to 7 PM via our live operator call center. All convenience fees have been eliminated. Licenses are available for instant printing and an electronic copy is emailed 30 minutes after purchase.
Connect to COMPASS through www.dnr.maryland.gov/service or by phone 1-855-855-3906. On your first visit, you will enter and/or verify your personal information. You can then print your free DNRid Card.
Your DNRid number is all that will be needed to locate your account for future purchases.
If you purchase the same licenses each year, bring your current license with you next year. COMPASS can scan the barcode included on your license document to get you afield quicker. Hunters can print additional Big Game Harvest Records and check your harvest, both free, through COMPASS online.
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.