In most cases, in order to hunt legally in the United States, you must have a hunting license from the state where the hunt occurs and comply with the state fish and game department requirements associated with that license. Hunting licenses can generally be purchased at any retail outlet that deals in hunting and fishing equipment, such as sporting goods stores.
Click on the state below for more information regarding state licenses and hunting regulations. If you're hunting on a national wildlife refuge, some also require their own permits and/or user fees. For fishing licenses, visit our fishing page.
|Nevada||New Hampshire||New Jersey|
|New Mexico||New York||North Carolina|
|South Carolina||South Dakota||Tennessee|
|District of Columbia (Washington D.C.)||Guam||Northern Mariana Islands|
|American Samoa||Puerto Rico||U.S. Virgin Islands|