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Licensing: Frequently Asked Questions


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 using our online system or through 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. We apologize for any inconvenience.

How much does a hunting or fishing license cost?
I want to become a licensed NH hunting or fishing guide. What should I do?
Are there discounts on prices for older New Hampshire residents?
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 fishing, hunting, combination, archery, muzzleloader, deer crossbow, or newborn hunting and fishing lifetime licenses. Lifetime licenses must be purchased at Fish and Game's Concord headquarters. View purchase information, prices and rules.
Where do I find information about the Newborn Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Licenses?
What do I need to know about special permits for various species, age ranges for licenseholders, duck stamps and so forth?
How secure is the online licensing website?

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Where can I find the State of New Hampshire Privacy Policy?
For more information about data collection, visit the website.
How many people buy hunting and fishing licenses in New Hampshire?


If you have other questions, call the Fish and Game licensing office in Concord at (603) 271-3422.