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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 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 Licenses, 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 Licenses, Permits & Stamps) FREE

Trapping Licenses

Resident Trapping $32.50

Non-Resident Trapping $200.50

Youth Trapping (ages 12–15, see Licenses, 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  Licenses, Permits & Stamps for additional license information.* Apprentice hunters must purchase any related stamp, permit or HIP certification as required of all hunters.