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2014 Available Hunting Licenses & Permits

The following table is a brief summary of the majority of different licenses and permits that are available (All are licenses unless noted.) Detailed information can be found by looking at the regulations for the specific species that you are interested in.

  • A license provides an opportunity to "harvest" the species for which the license is valid.
  • A permit does not allow a hunter to "harvest" the species for which the permit is valid. A permit must be used in conjunction with a license and the permit enhances a hunting opportunity.
  • A Conservation License is a prerequisite for all resident and nonresident hunting, fishing and trapping licenses. It is included in the resident sportsman’s and nonresident combination license packages. See more information below.
  • The Hunting Access Enhancement Fee (HAEF) The Hunting Access Enhancement Fee (HAEF) is an annual fee charged when a hunter purchases first hunting license each year. It is included in the nonresident combination license packages. See more information below.

Availability Key:

FWP—Any FWP office OTC—Over the Counter SD—Special Drawing

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 * Cost includes $5 nonrefundable application fee.

** Cost includes $5 nonrefundable application fee and $10 Hunting Access Enhancement fee.

*** Successful applicants are required to pay full license fee.

**** Cost includes $10 resident or $50 nonresident nonrefundable application fee.