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Fish & Wildlife > Licenses & Permits > License Fees Hunting, Fishing, & Trapping License Fees

All annual licenses and stamp privileges are valid from April 1 of the current year through March 31 of the following year. (Example: An annual license from 2012 would be valid from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013). Other licenses are valid only during the season for that animal as established in the Indiana Administrative Code (312 IAC 9).

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Resident Licenses

License category License name Fee Apprentice License Available?
Combination Licenses Hunting & Fishing $25.00 Yes
Youth Consolidated Hunt/Trap1 $7.00 Yes
Fishing Annual Fishing $17.00  
One-day Fishing (includes Trout/Salmon) $9.00  
Annual Senior Fishing2 $3.00  
Senior Fish-for-Life2 $17.00  
Voluntary Senior Annual Fishing3 $3.00  
Trout/Salmon Stamp Privilege $11.00  
Hunting Annual Hunting $17.00 Yes
Deer License Bundle4 $65.00 Yes
Deer Hunting $24.00 Yes
Deer Hunting - Second and Additional Resident Bonus Antlerless Deer License only5 $15.00 Yes
Spring Turkey $25.00 Yes
Fall Turkey $25.00 Yes
Hunting Stamp Privileges Waterfowl Stamp Privilege $6.75  
Game Bird Habitat Stamp Privilege $6.75  
Trapping Annual Trapping $17.00  
Disabled American Veterans Hunting & Fishing (does not include deer or turkey) $2.75  
  10-Year DAV Hunting & Fishing (does not include deer or turkey) $27.50  

Non-Resident Licenses

License category License name Fee Apprentice License Available?
Fishing Annual Fishing $35.00  
One-day Fishing (includes Trout/Salmon) $9.00  
Seven-day Fishing $20.00  
Trout/Salmon Stamp Privilege $11.00  
Hunting Annual Hunting $80.00 Yes
Youth Annual Hunting $17.00 Yes
Five-day Hunting $31.00 Yes
Deer License Bundle4 $295.00 Yes
Deer Hunting $150.00 Yes
Deer Hunting - Second and Additional Non-Resident Bonus Antlerless Deer License only5 $24.00 Yes
Youth Deer License Bundle $65.00 Yes
Youth Deer Hunting $24.00 Yes
Spring Turkey $120.00 Yes
Youth Spring Turkey $25.00 Yes
Fall Turkey $120.00 Yes
Youth Fall Turkey $25.00 Yes
Private Shooting Preserve $17.00 Yes
Youth Private Shooting Preserve $7 Yes
Hunting Stamp Privileges Waterfowl Stamp Privilege $6.75  
Game Bird Habitat Stamp Privilege $6.75  
Trapping Annual Trapping $140.00  
Youth Annual Trapping $17.00  

A resident is an individual that has established a true fixed and permanent home and primary residence in Indiana for 60 consecutive days prior to purchasing a license or permit and not claim residency for hunting, trapping or fishing in another state or country. All others are nonresidents.

1 Youth consolidated hunt/trap licenses are for residents 17 or younger. All youth hunting licenses are valid for the designated license year, even if the individual turns 18 during that year, but the license must be purchased before the youth turns 18.

2 Indiana residents who are at least 64 years old AND were born after March 31, 1943 need to purchase a senior fishing license to fish in Indiana.  Both the Annual Senior Fishing and the Senior Fish-for-Life include the trout/salmon stamp.

3 Indiana residents who were born before April 1, 1943 are exempt from needing a fishing license when fishing in Indiana waters, but are able to purchase a Voluntary Senior Fishing License, which supports fisheries conservation and public access in Indiana.

4 The deer license bundle is one license that includes privileges to harvest two antlerless deer and one antlered deer. The deer license bundle cannot be used to satisfy urban deer zone bag limits. The deer license bundle can be used in the special youth, archery, firearms, muzzleloader and special antlerless seasons.

5 A person must first purchase a Bonus Antlerless Deer License at the rate of $24.00 (residents) or $150.00 (non-residents) before purchasing the Second and any Additional Bonus Antlerless Deer Licenses at the reduced rate.

Apprentice Hunting Licenses

  • An apprentice hunter can be of any age.
  • An apprentice hunter can be a resident or non-resident.
  • Apprentice licenses allow individuals to experience hunting without having to take a hunter education class.
  • An individual can purchase no more than 3 apprentice hunting licenses during his/her lifetime. 
  • An individual who is at least 18 years old and has a valid hunting license (or is exempt from needing a hunting license under state law) must be in close proximity and be able to communicate at all times with the apprentice hunter.  The individual who accompanies the apprentice hunter cannot accompany more than 2 apprentice hunters at one time while in the field.

Lost Licenses

Duplicate licenses can be purchased online. The cost of a reprint or duplicated license is $3.00 for each license.  You can reprint your license online for free up to 5 days after you purchased your license.

Non-resident hunting license exemptions

Indiana allows non-resident landowners, including their spouse and children living with them, to hunt on their own farmland in Indiana without a hunting license only if the state in which the person resides allows Indiana residents the same privilege. For Iowa residents that own farmland in Indiana and hunt on their farmland, you do not need a license for small game and furbearers, but are required to have a license to hunt deer and turkey. Ohio residents that own farmland in Indiana and hunt on their farmland are exempt from needing hunting licenses for any species. Virginia residents that own farmland in Indiana and hunt on their farmland are exempt from needing a license to hunt any species.