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Type of License

Comments

Fee

Age

Proof of NH Residency Required

Appropriate tag must be Attached

Issued from concord office only

New Hampshire Resident

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 born in 1948 or later, 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+

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*

$304.50

Under
one year

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

$32.00

16–67

Senior Archery License Available to those born in 1948 or later, and at least 68 years of age at the time of purchase. Must be purchased annually. Proof of bow hunter education course or previous archery license required.

$3.00

68+

Special Archery Deer Permit Must be purchased at the same time as annual Archery license; cannot be sold separately. Archery license required unless under age 16. 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 Deer Hunting Regulations).
Only available at nhfishandgame.com.

$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 Deer Hunting Regulations).
Also available at nhfishandgame.com.

$36.00

All ages

Annual Deer Crossbow Permit* Current NH Regular Hunting license required. Archery license does not qualify. Valid during firearms deer season using firearms deer tag only (see Deer Hunting Regulations).

$5.00

16 & over

Muzzleloader License Current NH Regular Hunting license required. Archery license does not qualify. No deer tag issued (see Deer Hunting Regulations).

$16.00

16–67

Senior Muzzleloader License Available to those born in 1948 or later, and at least 68 years of age at the time of purchase. Must be purchased annually. Current N.H. firearm hunting license required.

$3.00

68+

Apprentice Hunting License* Allows a one-time deferral of requirement for previous Hunting license or Hunter Education card. See Hunt With an Apprentice!.

See Hunt With an Apprentice!

16 & over

Pheasant License Current NH Regular Hunting or Archery license required.

$31.00

16 & over

Migratory Waterfowl License Current NH Regular Hunting or Archery license, and a Federal Duck Stamp required. See Waterfowl/Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons & Bag Limits for HIP requirements.

$11.00

16 & over

Turkey License Current NH Regular Hunting or Archery license required unless under age 16.

$16.00

All ages

Bear License Current NH Regular Hunting or Archery license required unless under age 16.

$16.00

All ages

Trapping License* Previous Trapping license or Trapper Education card required.

$36.00

16-67

Trapping License — Resident Minor* Previous Trapping license or Trapper Education card required.

$6.50

Under 16

Trapping License — Milestone (68+)* Previous Trapping license or Trapper Education card required

Free

68+

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 at no charge.

Free

 

Type of License

Comments

Fee

Age

Appropriate tag must be Attached

Issued from concord office only

Non-Resident

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 unless under the age of 16. No deer tag issued (see Deer Hunting Regulations).

$41.00

All ages

Nonresident Archery License Previous Archery license or Bowhunter or combined Hunter Education card required.

$83.00

16 & over

Special Archery Deer Permit Must be purchased at the same time as Archery License; cannot be sold separately. Current NH Archery license required unless under age 16. 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 Deer Hunting Regulations). Only available at nhfishandgame.com.

$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 Deer Hunting Regulations). Also available at nhfishandgame.com.

$36.00

All ages

Annual Deer Crossbow Permit* Current NH Regular Hunting license required. Valid during firearms deer season using firearms deer tag only (see Deer Hunting Regulations).

$5.00

16 & over

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

$25.00

16 & over

Apprentice Hunting License for Nonresidents Allows a one-time deferral of requirement for previous Hunting license or Hunter Education card. See Hunt With an Apprentice!.

See Hunt With an Apprentice!

16 & over

Pheasant License Current NH Regular Hunting, Archery or Small Game license required.

$31.00

16 & over

Migratory Waterfowl License Current NH Regular Hunting or Small Game or Archery license required. A Federal Duck Stamp is also required prior to hunting waterfowl. See Waterfowl/Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons & Bag Limits 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 above). 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 unless under age 16.

$31.00

All ages

Bear License Current NH Regular Hunting or Archery license required 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. Permits to train bear dogs are only permitted if your state of residence allows nonresident bear dog training or hunting (see www.huntnh.com/hunting/bear.html).

$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 at no charge.

Free

 

Buying Your License

New Hampshire hunting licenses can be purchased online at nhfishandgame.com, from one of our friendly license agents statewide (listed at huntnh.com/licensing), or in person or by mail at Fish and Game Headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301.

 

Carry Your License

The signed license must be carried on your person when hunting.