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Hunting & Fishing Combination Licenses

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Hunting and Fishing Combination Licenses

Following is a list of annual and lifetime combination hunting and fishing licenses. Privilege licenses, stamps, and certifications authorize a particular hunting or inland fishing activity not included with a basic license type. Privileges may be purchased separately if the purchaser holds a valid basic license. Basic licenses do not include privileges such as big game hunting, bear hunting, hunting or trapping on game lands, hunting for waterfowl, or fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters. Refer to Privilege Licenses for a complete list of privilege licenses, stamps, and certifications. A $2 transaction fee may be added to your total order (NCGS 113-270.1B).

License Type

Resident

NonResident

Annual Licenses

Additional privilege licenses, stamps, and certifications may be required with the licenses listed below. Refer to Privilege Licenses for more information. Unless otherwise specified, annual licenses, privilege licenses, stamps, and certifications are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
Combination Hunting and Inland Fishing (basic): Statewide hunting and inland fishing for resi­dents during a license term. Includes fishing in joint waters. It does not include fishing in coastal waters. $25 N/A
Sportsman: Statewide hunting and inland fishing for residents during a license term. Includes the privileges of hunting for big game, hunting on game lands, hunting for water­fowl (does not include the bear management e-stamp or federal duck stamp), fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters. It does not include fishing in coastal waters. $50 N/A
Unified Sportsman/Coastal Recreational Fishing: Statewide hunting, inland and coastal recreational fishing for residents during a license term. Includes the privileges of hunting for big game, hunting on game lands, hunting for waterfowl (does not include the bear management e-stamp or federal duck stamp), fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters. $65 N/A

Lifetime Licenses

Additional privilege licenses, stamps, and certifications may be required with the licenses listed below. Refer to Privilege Licenses for more information. Lifetime licenses are valid for the lifetime of the license-holder. Unless otherwise specified, privilege licenses, stamps, and certifications are valid for 12 months from date of purchase. Senior License Eligibility: Residents born on or before Aug. 1, 1953 are eligible to purchase a senior lifetime license when they turn 65 years of age. Those born after Aug. 1, 1953 are eligible to purchase a senior lifetime license when they turn 70 years of age.
Sportsman: Statewide hunting and inland fishing. Includes hunting for big game, hunting on game lands, hunting for waterfowl (does not include the bear management e-stamp, nonresident bear license, or federal duck stamp), fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters. It does not include fishing in coastal waters.
Adult (ages 12 & older) $500 $1,200
Youth (ages 1-11) $350 $350
Infant (under age 1) $200 $200
Senior (see above for eligibility requirements) $15 N/A
Unified Sportsman/Coastal Recreational Fishing: Statewide hunting, inland and coastal recreational fishing. Includes hunting for big game, hunting on game lands, hunting for waterfowl (does not include the bear management e-stamp, nonresident bear license, or federal duck stamp), fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters.
Adult (ages 12 & older) $675 $1,550
Youth (ages 1-11) $450 $450
Infant (under age 1) $275 $275
Senior (see above for eligibility requirements) $30 N/A
Disabled Veteran Combination Hunting and Inland Fishing (basic): Statewide basic hunting and inland fishing for residents who are 50 percent or more disabled veterans as determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Includes fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters. It does not include fishing in coastal waters. $10 N/A
Disabled Veteran Sportsman: Statewide hunting and inland fishing for residents who are 50 percent or more disabled as determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Includes hunting for big game, hunting on game lands, hunting for waterfowl (does not include the bear management e-stamp or federal duck stamp), fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters. It does not include fishing in coastal waters. $100 N/A
Disabled Veteran Unified Sportsman/Coastal Recreational Fishing: Statewide hunting, inland and coastal recreational fishing for residents who are 50 percent or more disabled veterans as determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Includes hunting for big game, hunting on game lands, hunting for waterfowl (does not include the bear management e-stamp or federal duck stamp), fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters. $110 N/A
Totally Disabled Combination Hunting and Inland Fishing (basic): Statewide basic hunting and inland fishing for residents who are totally and permanently disabled as determined by the Social Security Administration, Civil Service Retirement System, Railroad Retirement Board, or the N.C. State Retirement System. Includes fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters. It does not include fishing in coastal waters. $10 N/A
Totally Disabled Sportsman: Statewide hunting and inland fishing for residents who are totally and per­manently disabled as determined by the Social Security Administration, Civil Service Retirement System, Railroad Retirement Board, or the N.C. State Retirement System. Includes hunting for big game, hunting on game lands, hunting for waterfowl (does not include the bear management e-stamp or federal duck stamp), fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters. It does not include fishing in coastal waters. $100 N/A
Totally Disabled Unified Sportsman/Coastal Recreational Fishing: Statewide hunting, inland and coastal recreational fishing for residents who are totally and permanently disabled as determined by the Social Security Admin­istration, Civil Service Retirement System, Railroad Retirement Board, or the N.C. State Retirement System. Includes hunting for big game, hunting on game lands, hunting for water­fowl (does not include the bear management e-stamp or federal duck stamp), fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fish­­ing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters. $110 N/A