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If that bare spot on your mantle is in need of a trophy buck, this guide will get you on your way by helping you get the proper permits.
Step 1: Determine type of license
Determine what type of license you need. Factors to consider include your age, experience, and the type of wildlife you intend to hunt.
Check online with your state’s Department of Natural Resources or Wildlife Department for restrictions and qualifications.
Step 2: Visit a location
Go to an authorized vendor, such as an outdoor supplies store, big box store, or a firearm supply store. You can also visit your state’s Department of Natural Resources or Wildlife Department office to get your license.
Step 3: Bring your ID
Bring your state identification card or your driver’s license when you purchase a hunting permit in person. Most states allow persons under 17-years old to get a license with an ID, but requirements vary by region.
Step 4: Use a previous permit
Use a previous year’s permit to get a new license if you forgot your ID, don’t have one, or would just like to renew without any changes.
Some states offer a lifetime pass to eliminate the hassle of renewing each year.
Step 5: Purchase online
Purchase your hunting license online through your state’s website using a credit card if you can’t go in person.
Most states will e-mail your license, which you can print, but some will mail it. Plan ahead in you’re in a rush.
Step 6: Plan for cost
Plan to spend between $10 and $150 per permit depending on the season, weapon, and type of game. Happy hunting!
Did You Know?
The Quagga was a half horse, half Zebra subspecies that was hunted to extinction in Africa in the 1870s.