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INDIANA RESIDENT DEFINITION

A resident is a person who 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 non-residents.
 

If you are not familiar with the Indiana hunting, fishing and trapping regulations, please go to the DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife web site, http://www.wildlife.IN.gov, to view regulations before purchasing a license.
 

Licenses purchased are nonrefundable and nontransferable. 
 

Initial DAV licenses are not available through the online system. Contact DNR at (317) 232-4200 for more information.

Dept. of Natural Resources

Fish & Wildlife > Fish and Wildlife Online Services Fish and Wildlife Online Services

Welcome to the Division of Fish and Wildlife online license system where you can purchase your Indiana resident and non-resident fishing, hunting and trapping licenses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


BEFORE YOU BEGIN...

You must set up a separate account with a seperate e-mail address for each person that is 18 or older. You cannot purchase a license for multiple people over the age of 17 through one account/profile. You can only purchase licenses for associates that you manage under your account for children that are 17 and younger.

You will need a printer if you want to print your license. Please turn on and test your printer now by printing this page.

Attn: Hunters: Be sure to enter your Hunter Ed Number to purchase a hunting license if you were born after Dec. 31, 1986. Otherwise, you will only be able to purchase apprentice hunting licenses.

  • To purchase a license you will be asked to provide the licensee's social security number or Indiana Driver's License Number. Also, you will need to be able to verify residence address, date of birth and physical description. The social security number of the licensee is required as per child support legislation IC 14-22-11-3(a).
     
  • IC 14-22-11-3(a) refers to delinquency in unpaid child support for a predestinated # number of days set forth by the aforementioned law which will suspend any fish and wildlife license held by the offender.
     
  • You must carry your signed license (and applicable state and federal stamps and HIP number) withyou or have the electronic license on your phone with you while hunting, trapping, or fishing and present them upon request from a conservation officer or any other authorized law enforcement officer.
     
  • If you are planning to hunt deer or turkey, you must have a piece of paper that can be used as a temporary transportation tag in your possession. (Deer / Turkey)
     
  • Licenses issued by the DNR may be revoked at the discretion of a court upon conviction of fish and wildlife law violations, or at the discretion of the department for non-compliance with conditions under which licenses are issued.

LICENSES ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE AND NON-REFUNDABLE.

Please be sure your license purchase is correct before hitting submit. If you have additional questions email us at inhuntfish@dnr.in.gov.

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Information collected by the Indiana DNR will not be disclosed except as required by state or federal law. All social security numbers and/or credit card numbers are treated as 'Secured Data.' The DNR does not maintain credit card numbers on file.