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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Fish & Wildlife > Licenses & Permits > Disabled Veterans' (DAV) License Disabled Veterans' (DAV) License

  1. Fill out your application form.
    Applications are available from your County Veteran Service Officer or online.
  2. Be sure to include your USDVA File number.
  3. Send your application and payment.
    Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.
  4. Once you receive your certified application, you may use it or your previous license to purchase future licenses and eliminate any delay.
    Just show your license or certified application to the vendor for proof of your eligibility.
  5. Within two weeks, your signed and sealed certified application will be returned to you.
    You will need to retain this letter for your future use.

DAV application forms may be sent to

DNR Customer Service Center
402 W. Washington St., Room W160
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who is eligible for the DAV license?
    Indiana residents who have served in the Armed forces and have a documented service connected disability.
  2. Can I purchase my DAV license when I send in my application letter?
    Yes, you may purchase the DAV license in the mail through the DNR customer service center when you send in your application form for your award letter. You will need to send in a check, money order to IDNR.
  3. How much does the license cost and what does it cover?
    The license sells for $2.75 and covers the hunting of small game as well as fishing, excluding any stamps. Or you can buy a 10 year DAV license for $27.50. This covers the same as above for a total of 10 hunting/fishing seasons.
  4. Are stamps included on the license?
    No, Game bird, Waterfowl and Trout and Salmon stamps are not included in the discount.
  5. Can I buy stamps for my DAV license?
    Yes, you may purchase stamps at the regular price to affix to your DAV license.
  6. Does my DAV license cover deer or turkey hunting?
    No, your DAV license is good for small game hunting or fishing only.
  7. How does the process work to get a DAV license?
    1. Fill out your application form. 
      Applications are available from your County Veteran Service Officer or online.
    2. Be sure to include your USDVA File number.
    3. Send your application and payment. Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.
    4. Once you receive your certified application, you may use it or your previous license to purchase future licenses and eliminate any delay. Just show your license or certified application to the vendor for proof of your eligibility.
    5. Within two weeks, your signed and sealed certified application will be returned to you. You will need to retain this letter for your future use.
  8. How do I purchase my license in future years?
    Once you receive your certified application, you may use it or your previous license to purchase future licenses and eliminate any delay. Just show your license or certified application to the vendor for proof of your eligibility.
  9. Who sells the DAV licenses?
    Most state properties sell the DAV licenses as well as many licensed vendors around the state.
  10. Who may I contact if I have any questions or concerns?
    You may contact the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, at (317) 232-4200 or the Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs, at (317) 232-3910.