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New Jersey

Hunting

License Information & Fees

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 License & Permit 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 License, 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, License, Permits, & Stamps) - FREE

Trapping Licenses

Resident Trapping - $32.50

Non-Resident Trapping - $200.50

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

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