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Hunting

State Hunting Licenses

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.

Click on a State below or select from the State list
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State List:

Alabama Alaska Arizona
Arkansas California Colorado
Connecticut Delaware Florida
Georgia Hawaii Idaho
Illinois Indiana Iowa
Kansas Kentucky Louisiana
Maine Maryland Massachusetts
Michigan Minnesota Mississippi
Missouri Montana Nebraska
Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey
New Mexico New York North Carolina
North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma
Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island
South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee
Texas Utah Vermont
Virginia Washington West Virginia
Wisconsin Wyoming
District of Columbia (Washington D.C.)   Guam Northern Mariana Islands
American Samoa Puerto Rico U.S. Virgin Islands