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(Issuance fee is included in the price.)

Resident Hunting Licenses

Licenses are valid for one year from the date of purchase, except the bear license and deer/turkey license (only valid July 1–June 30), the Virginia migratory waterfowl conservation stamp (only valid July 1–June 30), the apprentice hunting license (valid for 2 years from date of purchase), and lifetime licenses.

Licenses

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

Annual bear license, deer/turkey license and all applicable licenses, stamps, or permits are required in addition to this license. Valid for 2 years from date of purchase.

Resident Senior Citizen Hunting License (age 65 and over)

$9.00

Annual bear license, deer/turkey license and all applicable licenses, stamps or permits are required in addition to this license.

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 Richmond 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, deer/turkey license required until age 12. National Forest Stamp, 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. Available through the Richmond office or by mail.

Resident Legacy Lifetime Hunting License

$125.00

Must be purchased before age 2. Available through the Richmond office or by mail.

Resident Lifetime Hunting License

Annual bear license, deer/turkey license and all applicable licenses, stamps, or permits are required in addition to this license. Available through the Richmond office or by mail.

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 license. Can be obtained in person at the Richmond 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, and muzzleloading license. All other applicable licenses, stamps, or permits are required in addition to this license. Can be purchased in person at the Richmond office or via a mail-in application. Application available online. A license for freshwater fishing is also available.

Nonresident Hunting Licenses

Licenses are valid for one year from the date of purchase, except the bear license, deer/turkey license (only valid July 1–June 30), the Virginia migratory waterfowl conservation stamp (only valid July 1–June 30), the apprentice hunting license (valid for 2 years from date of purchase), and lifetime licenses.

License

Fee

Nonresident Hunting License (age 16 and older)

$111.00

Nonresident 3-Day Hunt License (age 16 and older)

$60.00

Must be 3 consecutive days including Sundays where Sunday hunting is allowed.

Nonresident Apprentice Hunting License

$21.00

Annual bear license, deer/turkey license and all applicable licenses, stamps, or permits may be required in addition to this license. Valid for 2 years from date of purchase.

Nonresident Annual Hunting License for 70 Percent Partially Disabled Veterans

$56.00

Nonresident veterans rated and certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as having at least 70 percent service-connected disability. 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 Richmond office or via a mail-in application. Application available online.

Service-Connected Totally and Permanently Disabled Nonresident Veteran Annual Hunting License

$28.50

For nonresident veterans rated and certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as having a total and permanent disability that is service connected. 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 Richmond office or via a mail-in application. Application available online.

Nonresident Youth Hunting License (under age 12)

$13.00

Nonresident Youth Hunting License (age 12 to 15)

$16.00

Nonresident Youth Combination Hunting License (under age 16)

$31.00

Includes hunting license, bear license, deer/turkey license, archery license, and muzzleloading license.

Nonresident Legacy Hunting License

$250.00

Must be purchased before age 2. Available through the Richmond office or by mail.

Nonresident Lifetime Hunting License

$555.00

Annual bear license, deer/turkey license and all applicable licenses, stamps or permits are required in addition to this license. Available through the Richmond office or by mail.

Miscellaneous Licenses, Permits, and Stamps

One or more of the following may be required in addition to a resident or nonresident hunting license.

Licenses

Fee

All blind licenses are available through the Department’s point of sale system. Hunters have the option of requesting a blind plate be sent to them if they do not have one. The blind plate, if requested, and a decal for the plate will be mailed within 3 to 5 business days. Hunters who purchase a blind license online will be able to print out a copy of their application information. A license for their blind will be emailed immediately after the sale is complete.

Stationary Blind

$23.50

When purchasing a stationary blind license, you must provide GPS coordinates along with a description of where the blind is located. These coordinates are needed to help evaluate whether blinds are within the required distances, and they will help in future improvements of the blind licensing process. Coordinates should be reported as latitude and longitude and can be entered in one of three formats: 1) Degrees, minutes, seconds (35° 45’ 52”), 2) Degrees and decimal minutes (35° 45.87’), or 3) decimal degrees (35.76°).

Floating Blind

$41.00

Offshore Blind Stake (limit 4 per licensee)

$6.00

Nonresident Hunting (Shooting) Preserve

$23.00

To hunt within the boundaries of a licensed shooting preserve, in lieu of other required licenses.

Permits

Fee

National Forest Permit

$4.00

To hunt and trap within National Forest. Not required of residents under the age of 16 to trap; residents who have an annual senior citizen hunting license ($9.00) or a lifetime license issued before 7/1/88.

Virginia State Forest Use Permit (age 16 or older)

$16.00

Allows hunting, trapping, fishing, mountain biking, and horse riding. No motorized vehicles on gated roads/trails (open or closed). Sold in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Forestry.

Access Permit

$4.00 per day

  • The permit fee is $4 for a daily permit or $23 for an annual permit. The access permit may be purchased online or at any license agent.
  • Any person, 17 years of age or older, accessing a Wildlife Management Area or DGIF fishing lake must have in possession a valid hunting, freshwater fishing, or trapping license; current boat registration; or access permit.
  • The access permit requirement does not apply to Department-owned boat ramps or segments of the Appalachian Trail on Department-owned land.
  • Daily group rates are available. For more information go to www.HuntFishVA.com/access-permit/.

Stamps

Fee

Federal Migratory Duck E-Stamp

$27.50

To take migratory waterfowl; required of persons 16 years of age and over in addition to hunting license. Valid July 1 through June 30.

Virginia Migratory Waterfowl Conservation Stamp

$10.00

Required of persons 16 years of age and older, unless license exempt. Valid July 1 through June 30.