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License and Permit Fee Changes

Personal license fees have remained the same since 2006, and some commercial license and permit fees have not increased since the 1980s. The costs to maintain healthy habitats, provide public access, and educate the next generation of hunters and anglers continue to increase. To address this shortfall, the Indiana Natural Resources Commission approved fee increases to some licenses and permits to ensure we can continue to protect Indiana’s fish and wildlife resources for this and future generations.

These increases will allow the Division of Fish & Wildlife (DFW) and the Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) to:

  • Conduct fish and wildlife research.
  • Restore habitats.
  • Maintain Fish & Wildlife areas and public access sites.
  • Provide technical assistance to private landowners.
  • Educate new hunters and anglers.
  • Protect and serve the public.

How are the Division of Fish & Wildlife and Division of Law Enforcement funded?

DFW and DLE rely on the sale of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses and permits. Funds from license sales are split between DFW and DLE to manage fish and wildlife resources and the enforcement of fish and wildlife laws. Learn more about how DFW is funded.

What fees were changed and when will they go into effect?

Commercial license and permit fee changes will go into effect for licenses/permits issued for 2022. Those sales started in October 2021.

Hunting, fishing, and trapping license and stamp fees will increase starting with the 2022 licenses that go on sale in January 2022.

You can view all the fees that were changed in the tables below.

  • Resident License
    License category License name Date last updated Previous fee Fee change for 2022
    Combination Licenses Hunting & Fishing 2006 $25 $32
    Youth Consolidated Hunt/Trap 2002 $7 $12
    Fishing Annual Fishing 2006 $17 $23
    One-day Fishing (includes Trout/Salmon) 2006 $9 $10
    Senior Annual Fishing 2008 $3 No change
    Senior Fish-for-Life 2008 $17 $23
    Hunting Annual Hunting 2006 $17 $20
    Deer License Bundle 2012 $65 $91
    Deer Archery (Archery Season) 2002 $24 $39
    Deer Crossbow (Archery Season) 2002 $24 $39
    Deer Firearm (Buck Only – Firearms Season) 2002 $24 $39
    Deer Military/Refuge (federal military and national wildlife refuges only) 2002 $24 $39
    Deer Muzzleloader (Muzzleloader Season only) 2002 $24 $39
    Deer Reduction Zone (Reduction Zones only) 2002 $24 $39
    Deer First Bonus Antlerless 2002 $24 $39
    Deer - Second and Additional Resident Bonus Antlerless Deer License only 2006 $15 $24
    Spring Turkey 2006 $25 $32
    Fall Turkey 2006 $25 $32
    Hunting Stamp Privileges Waterfowl Stamp Privilege 1988 $6.75 $11
    Game Bird Habitat Stamp Privilege 1988 $6.75 $11
    Trapping Annual Trapping 2006 $17 $20
  • Non-Resident Licenses
    License category License name Date last updated Previous fee Fee change for 2021/22
    Fishing Annual Fishing 2006 $35 $60
    One-day Fishing (includes Trout/Salmon) 2006 $9 $15
    Seven-day Fishing 2006 $20 $35
    Hunting Annual Hunting 2006 $80 $90
    Youth Annual Hunting 2006 $17 $20
    Five-day Hunting 2006 $31 $50
    Deer License Bundle 2012 $295 $550
    Deer Archery (Archery Season) 2002 $150 $240
    Deer Crossbow (Archery Season) 2002 $150 $240
    Deer Firearm (Buck Only – Firearms Season) 2002 $150 $240
    Deer Muzzleloader (Muzzleloader Season Only) 2002 $150 $240
    Deer Military/Refuge (federal military and national wildlife refuges only) 2002 $150 $240
    Deer Reduction Zone (Reduction Zones Only) 2002 $150 $240
    Deer First Bonus Antlerless 2002 $150 $240
    Deer Hunting - Second and Additional Non-Resident Bonus Antlerless Deer License only  2006 $24 $39
    Youth Deer License Bundle 2012 $65 $91
    Deer - Second and Additional Non-Resident Bonus Antlerless Deer License only 2006 $24 $39
    Youth Deer Archery (Archery Season) 2002 $24 $39
    Youth Deer Crossbow (Archery Season) 2002 $24 $39
    Youth Deer Firearm (Buck Only – Firearm Season) 2002 $24 $39
    Youth Deer Military/Refuge (Federal military and national wildlife refuges only) 2002 $24 $39
    Youth Deer Muzzleloader (Muzzleloader season) 2002 $24 $39
    Youth Deer Reduction Zone (Reduction Zones Only) 2002 $24 $39
    Youth Deer First Bonus Antlerless 2002 $24 $39
    Spring Turkey (Age 18 and up) 2006 $120 $175
    Youth Spring Turkey 2006 $25 $32
    Fall Turkey (Age 18 and up) 2006 $120 $175
    Youth Fall Turkey 2006 $25 $32
    Private Shooting Preserve 2006 $17 $20
    Youth Private Shooting Preserve 2006 $7 $12
    Hunting Stamp Privileges Waterfowl Stamp Privilege 1988 $6.75 $11
    Game Bird Habitat Stamp Privilege 1988 $6.75 $11
    Trapping Youth Annual Trapping 2006 $17 $20
  • Commercial Licenses and Permits
    License name Date established or last updated Previous fee Fee change for 2022
    Aquatic Vegetation Control* 1987 $5 $20
    Aquaculture Permit 1997 $0 $15
    Bait Dealers License (Resident) 1969 $10 $20
    Bait Dealers License (Non-Resident) 1969 $50 $75
    Commercial Fishing License - Inland Waters 1989 $4 $40
    Commercial Fishing License - Ohio River 2002 $125 $200
    Commercial Fishing License - Ohio River Extra Tags 2002 $15 $20
    Endangered Species Propagation Permit 2018 $0 $10
    Falconry License 1981 $60 for 3 years $75 for 3 years
    Field Trial Permit 1990 $10 $20
    Fish Haulers and Suppliers Permit 1990 $0 $15
    Fish Stocking Permit 1987 $3 $10
    Fishing Guide License 1987 $100 $125
    Game Breeder License 1987 $15 $25
    Game Breeder License (Commercial) 1987 $15 $30
    Hunting Guide License 2019 $100 $125
    Importation Permit 1981 $5 $20
    Limited Take Permit 1997 $0 $10
    Nuisance Wild Animal Control Permit (commercial) 1969 $0 $25
    Passenger for Hire Certificates 1989 $30 - $100 $50 - $138
    Private Shooting Preserve License 1969 $100 $150
    Reptile Captive Breeder's License 1999 $15 $30
    Roe Harvester's License 2011 $1,000 $1,385
    Roe Dealer's License 2017 $1,000 $1,385
    Scientific Purposes License (Educational purposes) 1987 $10 $20
    Scientific Purposes License 1987 $10 $50
    Taxidermist License 1987 $15 $30
    Wild Animal Possession Permit (First year only) 1981 $10 $20

    * Effective July 1, 2022

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