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Resident License Fees

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(Issuance fee is included in all prices.)

Resident and nonresident licenses are valid for one year from the date of purchase except the bear license, deer/turkey license, and the Virginia migratory waterfowl conservation stamp (which are valid July 1-June 30 only), the apprentice hunting license (valid for 2 years from date of purchase), and lifetime licenses. The bear license and deer/turkey license that are part of a package (e.g. Sportsman’s License or combo licenses) are also only valid July 1–June 30. For information on Hunter Education requirements, see Hunter Education or go to www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting/education.

Resident Hunting Licenses

License

Fee

Resident Sportsman’s License (age 16 and older)

$133.00

Includes hunting license, bear license, deer/turkey license, archery license, muzzleloading license, freshwater fishing license, and trout license.
Resident Hunting License* (age 16 and older)
1-year license

$23.00

2-year license

$44.00

3-year license

$65.00

4-year license

$86.00

Resident County or City Hunting License* (age 16 and older)

$16.00

For county or city of residence only.
Resident Apprentice Hunting License*

$11.00

Valid for 2 years from date of purchase.
Resident Senior Citizen Hunting License* (age 65 and over)

$9.00

Resident Annual Hunting License for 70 Percent Partially Disabled Veterans

$12.00

Resident veterans rated and certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as having at least 70 percent service-connected disability upon certification. Annual bear license, deer/turkey license and all applicable licenses, stamps, or permits are required in addition to this license. Can be purchased in person at the Henrico office or via a mail-in application. Application available online.
Resident Junior Hunting License*
(age 12 to 15; optional for under 12 years old)

$8.50

Resident Youth Combination Hunting License (age 12 to 15)

$16.00

Includes hunting license, bear license, deer/turkey license, archery license, and muzzleloading license.
Resident Junior Lifetime Hunting License (under age 12)

$255.00

No annual bear license or deer/turkey license required until age 12. National forest permit, state forest use permit, and bonus deer permits, if applicable, are required in addition to this license. Upon proof of completion of a hunter education course or equivalent, the license is transferable to a lifetime hunting license at no additional fee. See Hunting License Information for details.
Resident Legacy Lifetime Hunting License

$125.00

Must be purchased before age 2. See Hunting License Information for details. Can be purchased in person at the Henrico office or via a mail-in application.
Application available online.
Resident Lifetime Hunting License
Annual bear license, deer/turkey license and all applicable licenses, stamps, or permits are required in addition to this license. See Hunting License Information for details.
Age 12-44 (hunter education course required under age 16)

$260.00

Age 45-50

$210.00

Age 51-55

$160.00

Age 56-60

$110.00

Age 61-64

$60.00

Age 65 and over

$20.00

Totally and Permanently Disabled Resident Special Hunting Lifetime License

$15.00

Annual bear license, deer/turkey license and all applicable licenses, stamps, or permits are required in addition to this hunting license. Can be purchased in person at the Henrico office or via a mail-in application. Application available online.
Service-Connected Totally and Permanently Disabled Veteran Resident Lifetime Hunting License

no charge

For qualified resident disabled veterans. Includes hunting license, bear license, deer/turkey license, archery license, muzzleloading license. All other applicable licenses, stamps, or permits are required in addition to this license. Can be purchased in person at the Henrico office or via a mail-in application. Application available online. A license for freshwater fishing is also available.
Resident Fox Hunting License

$23.00

To hunt foxes on horseback with hounds without firearms. Not required of an individual holding a basic license to hunt.
One or more of the following may be required in addition to a resident hunting license.

License

Fee

Resident Bear License

$21.00

Resident Junior Bear License (ages 12-15)

$6.50

Resident Deer/Turkey License (age 16 and older)

$23.00

Not required if a senior citizen’s lifetime license was purchased before July 1, 1988. Not required for holders of Service-Connected Totally and Permanently Disabled Resident Veteran Lifetime License. Valid July 1 through June 30 only.
Resident Junior Deer/Turkey License (age 12 to 15)

$8.50

Valid July 1 through June 30.
Resident Archery License

$18.00

Resident Muzzleloading License

$18.00