License Minnesota

Hunting and Trapping Licenses

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Agency contact information:

Natural Resources (DNR), Minnesota Department of
500 Lafayette Rd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 296-6157 | (888) 646-6367 | (651) 296-5484 (TTY) | (800) 657-3929 (TTY)
Email
Contact Info: info.dnr@state.mn.us

Website:

Hunting and Trapping

DNR License Agents :

Electronic License System (ELS) gives three options for buying licenses: Online, phone or in person.

ONLINE

PHONE:
Call (888) 665-4236 (1-MN-LICENse), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

IN PERSON:
License agent searches, by county, may be made on the MN Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) website at License Agents , then scroll down to Agents.

MAIL-IN applications:
Some licenses may be obtained by mail.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
License Center/Angling License
500 Lafayette Rd
St. Paul, MN 55155-4026


DNR Mobile Apps

Social Media Page

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages the state's natural resources. Hunting, fishing, state forests and parks, lakes, rivers and streams, boating and water safety, trails, snowmobiling, skiing, education, enforcement, wildlife management, lands and minerals are managed by the DNR.

Forms:

See Requirements or refer to Hunting licenses.

Requirements:

ID number required:
Electronic License System (ELS) requires that Minnesota residents 21 years of age and older furnish a driver's license number or public safety identification number as proof of residency. Minnesota residents who do not have one of these identification numbers must obtain one before purchasing a hunting, fishing or other license from the DNR.

Minnesota Residency Requirements:
In order to qualify as a resident, an individual must have maintained a legal residence in the state for at least 60 days prior to applying for or purchasing a license. Anyone 21 years of age or older, must possess a current Minnesota Driver's License or a current Minnesota Public Safety ID.

Stamps and Licenses:
The actual pictorial stamp is not required for trout/salmon fishing or for turkey hunting. Hunters and anglers are required to purchase the terminal-issued stamp endorsement. Pictorial stamp may be purchased for an additional $.75.

See the 2014 Minnesota Hunting and Trapping Regulations Handbook for more information and age requirements.

Contact the MN Dept. of Natural Resources Information Center at (651) 296-6157 or (888) 646-6367 or refer to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website.


Fee:

HUNTING LICENSES

Notice
Social Security Number collection information (Requirement for anyone buying hunting or fishing licenses. Does not apply to commercial licenses .)

Note: Price does not include any additional fees charged for issuing license. 

Hunting licenses are valid from March 1 through February 28 of the following year. Please see regulations handbook for exact dates/times for specific licenses.


RESIDENT LICENSES

Minnesota Residency Requirements :
In order to qualify as a resident, an individual must have maintained a legal residence in the state for at least 60 days prior to applying for or purchasing a license. Anyone 21 years of age or older, must possess a current Minnesota Driver's License or a current Minnesota Public Safety ID.

 

Resident Hunting

 

Code

 

 

Fee

APPRENTICE 
Validation

199

Born after 12/31/79  age 12 or over

Validation to allow an individual to hunt small game, bear, and deer without having completed hunter education firearms safety, must purchase additional required licenses, good for two license years in a lifetime

$3.50

SPORTS

216

Individual Sports

Individual Angling and Small Game ($31.50 plus $6.50 surcharge “paid by hunters for the acquisition and development of wildlife lands”)

$38

 

NEW

142

Individual Super  Sports

Individual Angling including Trout/Salmon Stamp, Small Game including pheasant and waterfowl, a deer tag (archery, firearms or muzzleloader) ($86.50 plus $6.50 surcharge “paid by hunters for the acquisition and development of wildlife lands”)

$93*

 

 

217

Married Combination  Sports

Two Angling and One Small Game ($45.50 plus $6.50 surcharge “paid by hunters for the acquisition and development of wildlife lands”)

$52

 

NEW

143

Married Combination  Super
Sports

Combination Angling including Trout/Salmon Stamp, Individual Small Game including Pheasant and  Waterfowl, Individual Deer tag (archery, firearms or muzzleloader) ($110.50 plus $6.50 surcharge “paid by hunters for the acquisition and development of wildlife lands”)

$117*

 


LICENSE CHANGE

NA

Youth under age 16 Annual

Small Game License

Not  Required  

SMALL

GAME &

TRAPPING

 

LOWER PRICE

208

Youth age 16-17 Annual

Small Game License

$5

 

 

211

Adult age 18 or over and under age 65 Annual

Small Game License ($15.50 plus $6.50 surcharge  “paid by hunters for the acquisition and development of wildlife lands”)

$22

 

100

Senior Age 65 and over Annual

Small Game License ($7 plus $6.50 surcharge paid by hunters for the acquisition and development of wildlife lands”)

$13.50

 

NEW

144

Adult Age 18 and over Consecutive 72-Hour

Small Game License (72-hour state waterfowl and pheasant stamps included)

$19**

 

 

671

672

Furbearer site validation coupons

Fisher/Marten (671) or River Otter (672)

Free

 

 

LOWER PRICE

218

Junior Trapping 
Annual age 13 to 17

Age 13 to 17 trapping license, small game license  also required for 16-17

$5

 

 

214

Adult Trapping  Annual age 18 or  over and under 65

Age 18 and over trapping license, small game  license also required

$23

 

101

Senior Trapping 
Annual age 65 or over

Age 65 and over trapping license, small game license also required

$11.50

STAMPS

229

Pheasant

Age 18 to 64 state pheasant validation, small game or sports license required

$7.50

 

226

State Waterfowl

Age 18 to 64 state waterfowl validation, small game or sports license required, federal migratory bird hunting validation also needed

$7.50

TURKEY

600

Adult Lottery  Application

Turkey Lottery Application Fee when needed

$4

 

AGE CHANGE

LOWER PRICE

619

Youth under age 13

Turkey License Spring Any Weapon

Free

 

AGE CHANGE

LOWER PRICE

598

Youth under age 13

Turkey License Spring Archery

Free

 

AGE CHANGE

LOWER PRICE

641

Youth under age 13

Turkey License Fall Any Weapon

Free

 

AGE CHANGE

LOWER PRICE

601

Youth age 13 or over and under 18

Turkey License Fall Any Weapon

$5

 

 

AGE CHANGE

LOWER PRICE

606

Youth age 13 or over and under 18

Turkey License Spring Archery

$5

 

 

AGE CHANGE

LOWER PRICE

655

Youth age 13 or over and under 18

T urke y License F all Any W eapon

$5

 

 

610

Adul t age 18 or over

Turkey License Spring Any Weapon

$26

 

607

Adult age 18 or over

Turkey License Spring Archery

$26

 

650

Adult age 18 or over

Turkey License Fall Any Weapon

$26

 

596

Change Area Youth

Turkey Spring Change Area License Adult

$5

 

597

Change Area Adult

Turkey Spring Change Area License Adult

$5

 

613

Surplus Spring

Adult over 18 Spring Surplus, D-H over the counter,  or extra lottery permits

$26

WALK-IN ACCESS

NEW

190

Access Validation 

ALL ages

Walk-In Access Hunter Validation

$3


 

102

103

104

Donation

Voluntary donation on small game and deer licenses  "The small game license donations are being paid by  hunters for administration of the Walk-In Access program"

$5.00

$3.00

$1.00

DEER

AGE CHANGE

246

247

248

Youth age 10 or over  and under 13

Must obtain a free license to take big game  (code 246 ARCHERY, 247 FIREARMS, 248  MUZZLELOADER)

Free

LOWER PRICE

 

 

AGE CHANGE

LOWER PRICE

210

Youth age 13 or over  and under 18

Deer by FIREARMS ($0.50 is credited to the wolf management and monitoring account, $2 credited to deer management)

$5*

 

 

AGE CHANGE

LOWER PRICE

209

Youth age 13 or over and under 18

Deer by ARCHERY ($0.50 is credited to the wolf management and monitoring account)

$5*

 

 

AGE CHANGE

LOWER PRICE

 

204

Youth age 13 or over and under 18

Deer by MUZZLELOADER ($0.50 is credited to the wolf management and monitoring account)

 

$5

 

212

Adult age 18 and over

 

Deer by FIREARMS ($0.50 is credited to the wolf management and monitoring account)

$30

 

213

Adult age 18 and over

Deer by ARCHERY ($0.50  is credited to the wolf management and monitoring account)

$30*

 

203

Adult age 18 and over

Deer by MUZZLELOADER ($0.50  is credited to the wolf management and monitoring account)

$30*

 

312

Zone Change

Deer Firearms Zone Change

$5

 

422

Early Season Antlerless

Deer Early Season Antlerless

$7.50

 

201

Disease Management

Deer Disease Management License

$2.50

 

430

Bonus

Bonus Permit (of which $1.00  goes to the venison donation program)

$15*


 

WOLF

680

Application

Wolf Application

$4

 

681

License

Wolf Early Firearm

$30

 

683

License

Wolf Late Firearm

$30

 

685

Trapping

Wolf Trapping License

$30

 

686

License

W ol f Surplus Early Firea r m

$30

 

688

License

Wolf Late Firearm

$30

 

690

Trapping

Wolf Surplus Trapping

$30

 

691

License

Military On Leave Wolf Early Firearm

Free

 

692

License

Militay On Leave Wolf Late Firearm

Free

 

693

Trapping

Military On Leave Trapping

Free

 

694

License

Military Discharge Wolf Early Firearm

Free

 

695

License

Military Discharge Wolf Early Firearm

Free

 

696

Trapping

Military Discharge Wolf Trapping

Free

ELK

LOWER PRICE

625

Application

Elk Application

$4

BEAR

642   



643


644



662

No Quota Youth Bear License Ages 13-17

                  Bear lottery license         Ages 13-17

Bear surplus lottery license     Ages 13-17


Application

Bear License    



Bear License



Bear License


Bear Application

$5



$5


$5


  

$4

 

AGE CHANGE

659

Youth age 10 or over  and under 13

Bear License

$0

 

 

AGE CHANGE

674

Youth age 10 or over and under 13

Surplus Bear License

$0

 

 

AGE CHANGE

676

Youth age 10 or over  and under 13

No Quota Bear License

$0

 

 

AGE CHANGE

660

License Over age 17

Bear License (of which $1.00 goes to the deer/bear management accounts)

$44

 

 

AGE CHANGE

664

License Over age 17

Surplus Bear License (of which $1.00 goes to the deer/bear management accounts)

$44

 

 

AGE CHANGE

224

License Over age 17

No Quota Bear License (of which $1.00 goes to the deer/bear management accounts)

$44


PRAIRIE CHICKEN

616

Application

Prairie Chickens Application

$4

617

License

Prairi e Chickens License

$23

SANDHILL CRANE

250

Permit

Sandhill Crane Permit

$3

GOOSE

520

License

Canada Goose during a special season

$4

521

License

Light Goose during a special season spring

$4

WILD RICE

331

Season Permit

Wild Rice Season Harvest for age 18 and older

$25

332

One-Day Permit

Wild Rice One-Day Harvest for age 18 and older

$15

*   Of this pric e, creditgo to; $0.50  wolf management, $1.00  deer/bear management account, $0.50 emergenc feedin g and wil d ce r vidae-deer famil y, and $2.00 deer management.

**   Of this pric e, creditgo to; $3.75 Pheasan t stamp account, $3.7 5   waterfowstamp account, and $3.25  small game surcharg e .

A license to take wild animals that was lawfully obtained continues to be valid for the balance of the license period if the licensee’s age, residency, or student qualification status changes.

Prices do not include additional issuing fees.

 

UPDATE: A youth's age on opening day of a particular season determines eligibility.


Nonresiden t hunting

 

Code

 

 

Fee

APPRENTICE Validation

199

Born after 12/31/79 age 12 or over

Validation to allow an individual to hunt small game, bea, and deer without having completed firearms safety, must purchase additional required licenses, good for two license years in a lifetime

$3.50

W ALK-IN ACCESS

190

Acces s V alidation

AL L ages

W alk-I n Access Hunter V alidation

$3

SMALL

LICENSE CHANGE

146

Y out h under age

1 6 Annual

Smal l Game License

Not

Required

GAM E &

TRAPPING Nonresident

 

LOWER PRICE

206

Y out h age 16 or over and under 18

Annual

Smal l Game License

$5

 

 

221

Adul t age 18 or over Annual

Smal l Game License ($90.50   plus $6.5 0   surcharge “paid by hunters for the acquisition and development of wildlife landsplus $5 surcharge for W alk-In Acces s program)

$102

 

NEW

145

Adul t age 18 or over Consecutive

72-Hour

Smal l Game License (72-hour   state waterfowl and pheasant stamps included)

$75**

 

 

207

T rapping

T rappin g (landowner only)

$84

TURKEY Nonresident

600

Adul t Lotte r y

Application

T urke y Lotte ry Application F ee when needed

$4

 

AGE CHANGE

LOWER PRICE

594

Y out h unde r age 13

T urke y Spring Any W eapon License

Free

 

AGE CHANGE

LOWER PRICE

595

Y out h unde r age 13

T urke y Spring Arche ry License

Free

 

AGE CHANGE

LOWER PRICE

593

Y out h unde r age 13

T urke y F all Any W eapon

Free

 

AGE CHANGE

LOWER PRICE

602

Y out h age 13 or over and under 18

T urke y Spring Any W eapon License

$5

AGE CHANGE LOWER PRICE

599

Youth age 13 or over and under 18

Turkey Spring Archery License

$5

AGE CHANGE LOWER PRICE

656

Youth age 13 or over and under 18

Turkey Fall Any Weapon

$5

 

611

Adul t age 18 or over

T urke y Spring Any W eapon License ($91   plus $5 surcharg e for W alk-In Access program)

$96

 

608

Adul t age 18 or over

T urke y Spring Arche ry License ($91   plus $5 surcharg e for W alk-In Access program)

$96

 

651

Adul t age 18 or over

T urke y License F all ($91   plus $5   surcharge for

W alk-I n Access program)

$96

 

596

Chang e Area Y outh

T urke y Spring Change Area/Season License Y outh

$5

 

597

Chang e Area Adult

T urke y Spring Change Area/Season License Adult

$5

 

614

T urke y Surplus

Spring

Adul t over 18 Spring Surplu s, D-H over the counte r , o r extra lotte ry pe r mits ($91   plus $5 surcharge for W alk-I n Access program)

$96

DEER 

Non ­-resident

AGE CHANGE

247

Y out h age 10 and ove r and under 13

Mus t obtain a license to take big game

Free

LOWER PRICE

 

 

AGE CHANGE

LOWER PRICE

231

Y out h age 13 or ove r and under 18

Dee r Firea r ms

$5*

 

 

AGE CHANGE

LOWER PRICE

230

Y out h age 13 or ove r and under 18

Dee r Arche r y

$5*

 

 

AGE CHANGE

LOWER PRICE

236

Y out h age 13 or ove r and under 18

Dee r Muzzleloader

$5*

 

 

222

Adul t age 18 or over

Dee r Firea r ms ($160   plus $5 surcharge for W alk-In- Acces s program)

$165*

 

223

Adul t age 18 or over

Dee r Arche ry ($160   plus $5 surcharge for W alk-In

Acces s program)

$165*

 

237

Adul t age 18 or over

Dee r Muzzleloader ($160   plus $5 surcharge for

W alk-I n Access program)

$165*

 

322

Zon e Change

Dee r Firea r ms Zone Change

$5

 

423

Earl y Season

Antlerless

Dee r Early Season Antlerless

$40

 

202

Disease

Management

Dee r Disease Management   License

$1.50

 

431

Bonus

Bonu s P e r mit ($80 of which $1.00   goes to the veniso n donation program)

$80*

WOLF Nonresident

680

Application

W ol f Application

$4

682

License

W ol f Early Firea r m

$250

684

License

W ol f Late Firea r m

$250

687

License

W ol f Surplus Early Firea r m

$250

689

License

W ol f Surplus Late Firea r m

$250

BEAR Nonresident

645



646


647





662

No Quota Bear License Ages 13-17

Bear lottery license         Ages 13-17

Surplus bear   license         Ages 13-17



Application

Bear license



Bea r license



Bear license



 
Bear application

$5



$5


$5




 
$4

661

18  and ove icense

Mus t obtain a license to take big game ($225   of whic h $1.00   goes to deer and bear management accounts plus $5 surcharge for W alk-In Access program)

$230

664

18  and ove r License

Surplu s Bear License   ($225   of which $1.00   goes t o deer and bear management accounts plus $5 surcharg e for W alk-In Access program)

$230

225

18  and ove r License

N o Quota Bear License   ($225   of which $1.00 goe s to deer and bear management accounts plus

$ 5 surcharge for W alk-In Access program)

$230

RACCOO N or BOBC A T Nonresident

228

License

Raccoo n or Bobcat ($178   of which $1.00   goes t o deer and bear management accounts plus $5 surcharg e for W alk-In Access program)

$183

SPECIAL GOOSE Nonresident

520

License

Canad a Goose during a special season

$4

521

License

Ligh t Goose during a special season spring

$4

WIL D RICE Nonresident

333

One-Day Permit

Wild Rice Harvest for age 18 and older

$30

* Of this price, credits go to: $0.50 wolf management $1.00 deer/bear management account, $0.50 emergency feeding and wild cervidae family y, and $2.00 management.

** Of this price, credits got to; $3.75 Pheasant stamp account, $3.75 waterfowl stamp account, and $3.25 small game surcharge .

 

Lifetime Hunting Resident Individual

413

Lifetime Sports RENEWAL

One Angling, One Small Game (excluding wolf)

No   Charge

 

Lifetime Sports Purchase

age 3 and under

$485

 

Lifetime Sports Purchase

age 4 to age 15

$659

 

Lifetime Sports Purchase

age 16 to age 50

$861

 

Lifetime Sports Purchase

age 51 and over

$560

412

Lifetime Small Game RENEWAL

One Small Game (excluding wolf)

No  Charge

 

Lifetime Small Game Purchase

age 3 and under

$223

 

Lifetime Small Game Purchase

age 4 to age 15

$301

 

Lifetime Small Game Purchase

ag e 16 to age 50

$430

 

Lifetim e Small Game Purchase

ag e 51 and over

$274

414 Firearm

410 Archery

409 Muzzleloader

Lifetime Deer Hunting RENEWAL

Dee r ($0.50   is credited to the wolf management an d monitoring account)

No   Charge

 

Lifetim e Deer Hunting Purchase

ag e 3 and under

$406

 

Lifetime Deer Hunting Purchase

age 4 to age 15

$538

 

Lifetime Deer Hunting Purchase

age 16 to age 50

$656

 

Lifetime Deer Hunting Purchase

ag e 51 and over

$468

 Lifetime license application forms are available online or by calling the DNR information Center at 888-646-6367.

Period of Issuance:

Varies

Length of Determination Process:

Immediate for most licenses.

Other Pertinent Information:

Refer to the Hunting license lottery result

For more detailed information Contact the DNR .