Web-Based License System
DNR’s web-based COMPASS licensing system provides the fastest and greenest way to purchase your hunting license. In addition to our seven DNR Service Centers and more than 250 sport license agents, this web-based system is available 24/7 for self-service online purchases. Connect to COMPASS through compass.dnr.maryland.gov/dnrcompassportal.
On your first visit, you will supply your personal information. You will receive a free DNRid number and can then print your free DNRid Card. Your DNRid number is all that will be needed to locate your account for future purchases. Licenses are available for instant printing and an electronic copy is emailed within 30 minutes after purchase if you have provided an email address. Hunting and recreational fishing licenses can be reprinted at any time, free of charge. Hunters can print additional Big Game Harvest Records and check your harvest, both free, through COMPASS online.