Licensing FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions about Licensing in NH

How do I buy a NH Fishing or Hunting license?

There are three ways to buy a license: online, by mail, or in person at one of Fish and Game's license agents.

Please note: In order to purchase a hunting or archery license online or at Wal Mart, you must have held a hunting or archery license or taken hunter safety or bow safety in New Hampshire from the year 2000 or later. This allows NHFG to confirm that the applicant meets the hunter education requirements. Otherwise you will need to purchase your license at a traditional license agent and present the applicable proof.

How much does a hunting or fishing license cost?

View a list of current prices.

I want to become a licensed NH hunting or fishing guide. What should I do?

Read a description of guide qualifications and application procedure.

Are there discounts on prices for older New Hampshire residents?

Yes! Read about discounted license prices for resident seniors.

I want to hunt waterfowl. Anything special I should know?

Yes. Hunters of migratory game birds (including ducks, geese, snipe, woodcock and coot) need to register with the National Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (H.I.P.).

How do I buy a lifetime license?

NH residents may purchase a freshwater fishing, hunting, combination hunting and fishing, archery, muzzleloader or newborn combination hunting and fishing lifetime licenses.  Lifetime licenses must be purchased at Fish and Game's Concord headquarters. Learn more

Where do I find information about the Newborn Lifetime Combination Hunting and Fishing Licenses?

Read more about the best baby gift ever – the Newborn Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License.

What do I need to know about special permits for various species, age ranges for licenseholders, duck stamps and so forth?

Read the NH License and Requirements section.

Where can I find the State of New Hampshire Privacy Policy?

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