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License Information & Fees

Hunting Regulations Icon New Jersey Hunting

Licenses are valid from date of purchase to Dec. 31 of each year. For Internet license sales go to www.NJ.WildlifeLicense.com. See also License & Permit Agents for license agent listings.

Firearm Licenses

Resident Firearm Hunting (16–64 years) – $27.50

Apprentice Firearm* (NJ Resident 18–64) – $27.50

Senior Resident Firearm Hunting  (65 years and older) – $15.50

Apprentice Sr. Resident Firearm* (65 and older) – $15.50

Non-Resident Firearm Hunting – $135.50

Non-Resident Apprentice* (18 and older) – $135.50

Non-Resident Two-Day Small Game  (not turkey) & Waterfowl Firearm Hunting – $36.50

Special One-Day Hunting – $12.50 – (On commercial preserves only.)

Youth Firearm (ages 10–15, see License, Permits, & Stamps) – FREE

Bow and Arrow Licenses

Resident Bow & Arrow Hunting (16–64 years) – $31.50

Apprentice Resident Bow & Arrow* (age 14–64) – $31.50

Senior Resident Bow & Arrow Hunting  (65 years & older) – $16.50

Apprentice Sr. Resident Bow & Arrow* – $16.50

Non-Resident Bow & Arrow Hunting – $135.50

Apprentice Non-Resident Bow & Arrow*  (14 and older) – $135.50

Youth Bow (ages 10–15, License, Permits, & Stamps) – FREE

Trapping Licenses

Resident Trapping – $32.50

Non-Resident Trapping – $200.50

Youth Trapping (ages 12–15, License, Permits, & Stamps) – FREE

Permits

Deer Permits for Bow, Shotgun,  Muzzleloader or Bucks – $28

Youth Deer and Turkey Permit (ages 10–15) – $12

Turkey Season Permit – $21

Black Bear Permit – $2

Rifle Permit (Valid from July 1–June 30,  16 years old and older) – $10.50

Rifle Permit, Youth  (Valid from July 1–June 30, under 16 only) – $6

Beaver Trapping Permit – $17

Coyote/Fox Permit – $2

Otter Trapping Permit – $2

Stamps

Pheasant & Quail Stamp – $40

Resident Waterfowl Stamp (Valid July 1–June 30) – $5

Non-Resident Waterfowl Stamp
(Valid July 1–June 30) – $10

Miscellaneous Licenses

All-Around Sportsman – $72.25 – (Includes Resident Firearm Hunting, Bow and Arrow Hunting and Fishing Licenses. (With Buddy Fishing License, $62.50)

Duplicate License, Permit or Stamp – $2

  • New licenses become available on Dec. 15 annually.
    See License, Permits, & Stamps for additional license information.* Apprentice hunters must purchase any related stamp, permit or HIP certification as required of all hunters.