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Getting Licensed

Information iconBig game hunter at Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. (Photo: Dave Prestipino)

Anyone who hunts on a national wildlife refuge or within a wetland management district in the National Wildlife Refuge System must have the appropriate state license(s). In addition, refuge and wetland management district hunts usually are organized around state hunting seasons and in accordance with state bagging limits. Licenses and hunting information can be obtained from state fish and game departments. Click state below for more information:

A map of the United States where each state links to the natural resource agency's hunting license page New York Nevada California Washington Oregon Idaho Montana Arizona Wyoming Utah New Mexico Colorado Kansas Oklahoma Texas Iowa North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Minnesota Wisconsin Michigan Illinois Indiana Ohio Kentucky Tennessee Missouri Arkansas Louisiana Mississippi Alabama Georgia Florida South Carolina West Virginia North Carolina Virginia Maryland Pennsylvania Vermont New Hampshire Maine Delaware New Jersey Connecticut Rhode Island Massachusetts Alaska Hawaii
Information iconDove hunter at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge in Texas. (Photo: Bill Powell)