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Hunting & Fishing Combination Licenses

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Following is a list of annual and lifetime combination hunting and fishing licenses. Privilege licenses, stamps, and certifications authorize a particular hunting activity not included with a specific license type. Privileges may be purchased separately if the purchaser holds a hunting license. Some licenses do not include privileges such as big game hunting, bear hunting, or hunting for waterfowl. Refer to Privilege Licenses, Stamps & Certifications 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, Stamps & Certifications 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: Statewide hunting and inland fishing for resi­dents during a license term. Includes fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, fishing in joint waters and hunting on game lands. It does not include fishing in coastal waters. $35 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. $53 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. $69 N/A

Lifetime Licenses

Additional privilege licenses, stamps, and certifications may be required with the licenses listed below. Refer to Privilege Licenses, Stamps & Certifications  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) $530 $1272
Youth (ages 1-11) $371 $371
Infant (under age 1) $212 $212
Senior (see above for eligibility requirements) $16 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) $716 $1643
Youth (ages 1-11) $477 $477
Infant (under age 1) $292 $292
Senior (see above for eligibility requirements) $32 N/A
Disabled Veteran Combination Hunting and Inland Fishing: Statewide 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. This license also includes hunting on game lands. It does not include big game hunting, the state waterfowl privilege, the federal duck stamp or fishing in coastal waters. $11 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. $106 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. $117 N/A
Totally Disabled Combination Hunting and Inland Fishing: 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 fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters. This license also includes hunting on game lands. It does not include big game hunting, the state waterfowl privilege, the federal duck stamp or fishing in coastal waters. $11 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. $106 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. $117 N/A