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Licenses: Requirements

Fishing Regulations New Hampshire Freshwater Fishing

Type of License

2018 Fee

Age

N.H. RESIDENTS

Resident Hunting & Freshwater Fishing1

Proof of hunter ed. course or previous hunting license required.

$56.00

16–67

Resident 1-Day Freshwater Fishing1

$10.00

16–67

Resident Freshwater Fishing1

$45.00

16–67

Recreational Saltwater Fishing2

$11.00

16+

Senior Freshwater Fishing1,3

Available to N.H. residents born 1/1/1948 or after, and at least 68 years of age at the time of purchase. Must be purchased annually.

$7.00

68+

Senior Combination Hunting and Fishing1,3

Available to those born 1/1/1948 or after, and at least 68 years of age at the time of purchase. Must be purchased annually. Proof of hunter education course or previous hunting license required.

$7.00

68+

Newborn Lifetime NH Hunting & Freshwater Fishing

Parent/legal guardian must be N.H. resident. Child’s birth certificate required. Available from birth to day before first birthday. Purchase at Fish and Game headquarters or by mail (see wildnh.com/licensing/forms.html).

$304.50

Under one year

NONRESIDENTS

Nonresident Hunting & Freshwater Fishing1

Proof of hunter ed. course or previous hunting license required.

$151.00

16+

Nonresident Freshwater Fishing1 (all species)

$63.00

16+

Recreational Saltwater Fishing2

$11.00

16+

Nonresident 1-Day Freshwater Fishing1

$15.00

16+

Nonresident 3-Day Freshwater Fishing1 (consecutive days only)

$28.00

16+

Nonresident 7-Day Freshwater Fishing1 (consecutive days only)

$35.00

16+

Selected Miscellaneous Licenses

Available only in person or by mail at the N.H. Fish and Game Department,
11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301. (603) 271-3422.

2018 Fee

Resident Guide, Hunting or Fishing

$100.00

Nonresident Guide, Hunting or Fishing

$100.00

Bait Dealer’s Resident Retail

$26.00

Bait Dealer’s Resident Wholesale and Retail

$76.00

Bait Dealer’s Nonresident Retail

$51.00

Bait Dealer’s Nonresident Wholesale and Retail

$151.00

Buying Your License

New Hampshire fishing licenses can be purchased online at fishnh.com, from one of our 185 friendly license agents statewide (listed at fishnh.com/licensing), or in person or by mail at Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301. A $2 transaction fee is charged for each license form ($3 for Internet purchases).

Carry Your License

The license must be carried on your person when fishing or hunting. For fishing licenses (not hunting), a pdf or other fixed image of a valid license visible on a smart phone is sufficient to comply with the law, as long as a Conservation Officer can view the information contained on the license, and a photo ID can be presented.

Non-resident
Student Licenses

Full-time students attending school in New Hampshire may purchase non-resident fishing or hunting licenses at resident rates. Students may be in high school, college or graduate school; they must be registered for at least 12 credit hours per semester. To get the reduced rate, you must show a valid, current school ID. These licenses are sold only at Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord NH 03301, in person or by mail.