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License Fees

Resident

type of license

Comments

Fee

Age

Proof of NH Residency Required

appropriate tag must be Attached

application issued from concord office only

Regular NH Hunting and
Fishing License***

Previous Hunting license or Hunter Education card required.

$56.00

16–67

Regular NH Hunting License

Previous Hunting license or Hunter Education card required.

$32.00

16–67

Senior Combination Hunting
and Fishing***

Available to those who turn age 68 on or after January 1, 2016. Must be purchased annually. Must be age 68 or older to purchase. Proof of Hunter Education course or previous hunting license required.

$7.00

68+

Regular Lifetime NH Hunting and Fishing, Archery, Muzzleloader,
Deer Crossbow, Bear

Call (603) 271-3422 for details. Requirements for specific licenses are the same as listed for equivalent individual licenses.

Newborn Lifetime NH Hunting and Freshwater Fishing License

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

Archery License

Previous Archery license or Bowhunter or new combined Hunter Education card required.

$32.00

16–67

Senior Archery License#

Previous Archery license or Bowhunter or new combined Hunter Education card required.

$3.00

68+

Special Archery Deer Permit

Archery license required unless under age 16. Must be purchased at the same time as annual Archery license; cannot be sold separately. Antlered only.

$26.00

All ages

Special Unit L Deer Permit**

Current NH Regular Hunting or Archery license required unless under age 16. Permits come with one tag (see page 18).
Also available on the Internet license sales site.

$26.00

All ages

Special Unit M Deer Permit**

Current NH Regular Hunting or Archery license required unless under age 16. Permits come with two tags (see page 18).
Also available on the Internet license sales site.

$36.00

All ages

Deer Crossbow Permit*

Current NH Regular Hunting license required. Archery license does not qualify. Valid during firearms deer season using firearms deer tag only.

$5.00

16 & over

Muzzleloader License

Current NH Regular Hunting license required. Archery license does not qualify. No deer tag issued (see page 18).

$16.00

16–67

Senior Muzzleloader License#

Current NH Senior Hunting & Fishing license required. Archery license does not qualify. No deer tag issued (see page 18).

$3.00

68+

Apprentice Hunting License*

Allows a one-time deferral of requirement for previous Hunting license or Hunter Education card. See page 24.

See page 24

16 & over

Pheasant License

Hunters taking pheasants (except persons under age 16) must have this license in addition to current NH Regular Hunting or Archery license.

$31.00

16 & over

Migratory Waterfowl License

Current NH Regular Hunting or Archery license, and a Federal Duck Stamp required. See page 31 for HIP requirements.

$11.00

16 & over

Turkey License

Current NH Regular Hunting or Archery license required at time of purchase unless under age 16.

$16.00

All ages

Bear License

Current NH Regular Hunting or Archery license required at time of purchase unless under age 16.

$16.00

All ages

Trapping License*

Previous Trapping license or Trapper Education card required.

$36.00

16 & over

Trapping License — Resident Minor*

Previous Trapping license or Trapper Education card required.

$6.50

Under 16

Fur Buyer License*

$50.00

All ages

Dog Training Permit*

Current NH Regular Hunting license required.

$5.00

All ages

Resident Guide License, Hunting or Fishing

$100.00

Duplicate Licenses and Permits

Lost licenses may be reprinted at the original issuing agent or at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord once at no charge.

Free

NOTE: Many NH hunting licenses are available for online purchase; visit huntnh.com. An annual habitat fee of $2.50 is required for all hunting licenses; this fee is charged once per year per hunter. All license prices include a $1 agent fee. An additional $2 transaction fee is charged for each license form purchased at an agent ($3 online).

# New for 2016: For NH residents who were born on or before December 31, 1947, free permanent licenses are available for hunting & fishing, archery, and muzzleloader. Available only at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord or Regional Offices 1, 2 and 4. No deer tag issued (see page 23). Requirements for specific licenses are the same as listed for equivalent licenses.

type of license

Comments

Fee

Age

appropriate tag must be Attached

application issued from concord office only

Regular Nonresident Hunting
and Fishing License***

Previous Hunting license or Hunter Education card required.

$151.00

16 & over

Regular Nonresident Hunting License

Previous Hunting license or Hunter Education card required.

$113.00

16 & over

Nonresident Muzzleloader License

Current NH Regular Hunting license required at time of purchase unless under the age of 16. No deer tag issued (see page 23).

$41.00

All ages

Nonresident Archery License

Previous Archery license or Bowhunter or new combined Hunter Education card required.

$83.00

16 & over

Special Archery Deer Permit

Current NH Archery license required unless under age 16. Must be purchased at the same time as Archery License; cannot be sold separately. Antlered only.

$26.00

All ages

Special Unit L Deer Permit**

Current NH Regular Hunting or Archery license required unless under age 16. Permits come with one tag (see page 18). Also available on the Internet license sales site.

$26.00

All ages

Special Unit M Deer Permit**

Current NH Regular Hunting or Archery license required unless under age 16. Permits come with two tags (see page 18). Also available on the Internet license sales site.

$36.00

All ages

Deer Crossbow Permit*

Current NH Regular Hunting license required. Valid during firearms deer season using firearms deer tag only.

$5.00

16 & over

Nonresident Small Game
Hunting License

Previous Hunting license or Hunter Education card required. See Small Game, page 30. Pheasant and migratory waterfowl require additional license/stamp.

$53.00

16 & over

Nonresident 3-Day
Small Game Hunting License

Previous Hunting license or Hunter Education card required. See Small Game, page 30. Consecutive days only. Pheasant and migratory waterfowl require additional license/stamp.

$25.00

16 & over

Apprentice Hunting License*

Allows a one-time deferral of requirement for previous Hunting license or Hunter Education card. See page 24.

See
page 24

16 & over

Pheasant License

Hunters taking pheasants (except persons under age 16) must have this license in addition to current NH Regular Hunting, Archery or Small Game license.

$31.00

16 & over

Migratory Waterfowl License

Current NH Regular Hunting or Small Game or Archery license required at time of purchase. A Federal Duck Stamp is also required prior to hunting waterfowl. See page 31 for HIP requirements.

$11.00

16 & over

Non-resident Student

Full-time students attending school in N.H. may purchase non-resident hunting licenses at resident rates (see page 8). Must be registered for at least 12 credit hours per semester. Sold only at Fish and Game headquarters or by mail.

16 & over

Turkey License

Current NH Regular Hunting license or Archery license required at time of purchase unless under age 16.

$31.00

All ages

Bear License

Current NH Regular Hunting or Archery license required at time of purchase unless under age 16.

$48.00

All ages

Nonresident Trapping License*

Previous Trapping license or Trapper Education card required. Available only if hunter's state of residence permits nonresident trappers.

$301.00

All ages

Fur Buyer License*

$150.00

All ages

Dog Training Permit*

Current NH Regular Hunting license required unless under the age of 16. Available only if hunter's state of residence issues Dog Training Permits to nonresidents.

$5.00

All ages

Nonresident Guide License, Hunting or Fishing

$100.00

Duplicate Licenses and Permits

Lost licenses may be reprinted at the original issuing agent or at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord once at no charge.

Free

NOTE: An annual habitat fee of $2.50 is required for all hunting licenses. This fee is charged once per year, per hunter. Proceeds are used to manage and protect habitat for New Hampshire’s wildlife populations. All license prices include a $1 agent fee. An additional $2 transaction fee is charged for each license form purchased at an agent ($3 online).

* Applications issued only from Concord office may also be ordered by mail; write to NH Fish and Game Dept., 11 Hazen Drive, Concord NH 03301; or go to huntnh.com and download a print-and-mail application.

** Also sold online.

*** Fishing licenses allow the taking of freshwater species.

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