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License Information & Fees

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License Information & Fees 2018–19*

Licenses are valid from date of purchase to Dec. 31 of each year. For license sales by phone or Internet, call (888) 773-8450 or go to www.NJ.WildlifeLicense.com. See also Permit & License 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, see License, Permits, & Stamps) FREE

Trapping Licenses

Resident Trapping $32.50
Non-Resident Trapping $200.50
Youth Trapping (ages 12–15, see 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
* Apprentice hunters must purchase any related stamp, permit or HIP certification as required of all hunters.