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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:

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
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 & Trapping Regulations Handbook  for more information and age requirements.

Off-Highway Vehicles Regulations 2014-2015


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 ($1 agent code). 

Angling licenses  are valid from March 1 through February 28 of the following year.  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 Licenses

        Fee

Bear - youth noquota 13 to 17 (r) - Code 642

$ 5

Bear - license (r) - Code 660

$ 44

Bear - lottery application (r) - Code 662

$ 4

Bear - Lottery License 13 to 17 (r) - Code 643

$ 5

Bear - military/on leave (r) - Code 663

$ 0

Bear - no quota (r) - Code 224

$ 44

Bear - surplus (r) - Code 664

$ 44

Bear - youth lottery 10 to 12 (r) - Code 659

$ 0

Bear - youth no quota 10 to 12 (r) - Code 676

$ 0

Bear - youth surplus 10 to 12(r) - Code 674

$ 0

Bear - youth surplus 13 to 17 (r) - Code 644

$ 5

Deer - military archery/on leave(r) - Code 233

$ 0

Deer - antlerless lottery - Code 665

$ 0

Deer - antlerless surplus lottery - Code 675

$ 0

Deer - archery (r) - Code 213

$ 30

Deer - bonus firearm/archery/muzzleloader (r) - Code 430

$ 15

Deer - Camp Ripley hunt A application - Code 668

$ 12

Deer - Camp Ripley hunt B application - Code 669

$ 12

Deer - firearm (r) - Code 212

$ 30

Deer - license upgrades season change

$ various

Deer - military discharged archery (r) - Code 238

$ 0

Deer - military discharged firearm (r) - Code 239

$ 0

Deer - military discharged muzzleloader (r) - Code 249

$ 0

Deer - military firearm/on leave (r) - Code 232

$ 0

Deer - military muzzleloader/on leave (r) - Code 234

$ 0

Deer - muzzleloader license (r) - Code 203

$ 30

Deer - youth 10 - 12 (archery-246/firearm-247/muzzleloader-248)No fee

$ 0

Deer - youth 13 to 17(archery-209 / firearm-210 / muzzleloader-204) (r)

$ 5

Disability permit - crossbow for taking big game or turkey (r)

$ 0

Disability permit - hunt from standing motor vehicle (r)

$ 0

Disability permit - muzzleloader with a non-magnifying scope (r)

$ 0

Disabled Veteran Deer License (archery-243/firearm-242/muzzleloader-240)

$ 0

Disabled Veteran License (small game) - Code 241

$ 0

Disease Management Deer - Code (R-201 / NR-202)

$ 1

Duplicate licenses

$ Various

Duplicate safety card - firearm (r)

$ 3

Elk - lottery application - Code 625

$ 4

Federal Duck Stamp - Code 10

$ 27

Landowner Deer License - (archery-343/firearm-342/muzzleloader-344)

$ 0

Lifetime Archery deer renewal (r) - Code 410

$ 0

Lifetime firearms deer renewal (r) - Code 414

$ 0

Lifetime Muzzleloader deer renewal (r) - Code 409

$ 0

Lifetime Resident Angling/Deer/Small Game/Spearing/Sports

$ Varies

Lifetime small game renewal (r) - Code 412

$ 0

Lifetime sports renewal (r) - Code 413

$ 0.00

Lifetime trapping renewal (r) Code 417

$ 0

Moose - application (r) - Code 620

$ 4

Moose - license (DNR Only) (r)

$ 356

Prairie chicken application - Code 616

$ 4

Prairie chicken license - Code 617

$ 23

Sandhill Crane Permit - Code 250

$ 3

Small game - 72 hour (r) - Code 144

$ 19

Small game - Military (r)

$ 0

Small game - senior citizen (r) - Code 100

$ 13

Small game - youth 16-17 (r) - Code 208

$ 5

Small game 18-64 (r) - Code 211

$ 22

Sports - individual (r) - Code 216

$ 38

Sports-combination (r)- Code 217

$ 52

Stamp - migratory waterfowl (validation & pictoral) - Code 245

$ 8.25

Stamp - migratory waterfowl -Code 226

$ 7.50

Stamp - pheasant (validation & pictorial)- Code 244

$ 8.25

Stamp - pheasant validation - Code 229

$ 7.50

Stamp - turkey pictorial - Code 605

$ .75

Stamps (collectable)

$ various

Super Sports Combination - Code 143

$ 117

Super Sports Individual - Code 142

$ 93

Trapping - junior (r) - Code 218

$ 5

Trapping - regular (r) - Code 214

$ 23

Trapping - senior (r) - Code 101

$ 11.50

Turkey - youth spring (r) - Code 601

$ 5

Turkey - Youth spring 12 and under - Code 619

$ 0

Turkey - fall license (r) - Code 650

$ 26

Turkey - fall military (r) - Code 654

$ 0

Turkey - fall surplus (r) - Code 652

$ 26

Turkey - spring archery (r) - Code 607

$ 26

Turkey - spring license (r) - Code 610

$ 26

Turkey - spring lottery application - Code 600

$ 4

Turkey - spring military (r) - Code 615

$ 0

Turkey - spring surplus (r) - Code 613

$ 26

Turkey - Youth fall license (r) - Code 655

$ 5

Turkey - Youth Fall Turkey 12 and under - Code 641

$ 0

Walk In Access Program $1.00/$3.00/$5.00

$  various

Walk In Access Validation - Code 190

$ 3

Waterfowl - fall special goose - Code 520

$ 4

Waterfowl - spring light goose - Code 521

$ 2.50

Waterfowl/migratory birds - HIP Certification - Code 227

$ 0

Wild rice - daily (r) - Code 332

$ 15

Wild rice - harvester (r) - Code 331

$ 25

Wolf Lottery Application - Code 680

$ 4

WOLF- Military Discharge Early Firearm - Code 694

$ 0

WOLF- Military On Leave Early Firearm - Code 691

$ 0

WOLF- Military On Leave Late Firearm - Code 692

$ 0

WOLF- Military On Leave Trapping - Code 693

$ 0

WOLF- Resident Early Firearm Season - Code 681

$ 30

WOLF- Resident Late Firearm Season - Code 683

$ 30

WOLF-Military Discharge Late Firearm - Code 695

$ 0

WOLF-Military Discharge Trapping - Code 696

$ 0

WOLF-Resident Trapping License - Code 685

$ 30


 Non-Resident Licenses

        Fee

Bear - license (nr) - Code 661

$ 230

Bear - lottery application (nr) - Code 662

$ 4

Bear - no quota (nr) - Code 225

$ 230

Bear - surplus (nr) - Code 667

$ 230

Bear - youth lottery 13 to 17 (nr) - Code 646

$ 5

Bear - youth noquota 13 to 17 (nr) - Code 645

$ 5

Bear - youth surplus 13 to 17 (nr) - Code 647

$ 5

Deer - antlerless lottery - Code 665

$ 0

Deer - antlerless surplus lottery - Code 675

$ 0

Deer - archery (nr) - Code 223

$ 165

Deer - bonus firearm/ archery/muzzleloader (nr) - Code 431

$ 80

Deer - Camp Ripley hunt A application - Code 668

$ 12

Deer - Camp Ripley hunt B application - Code 669

$ 12

Deer - firearm (nr) - Code 222

$ 165

Deer - license upgrades season change

$ various

Deer - muzzleloader license(nr) - Code 237

$ 165

Deer - youth 10 - 12 (archery-246/firearm-247/muzzleloader-248)No fee

$ 0

Deer - youth 13 to 17 (archery-230 / firearm-231 / muzzloader-236) (nr)

$ 5

Disease Management Deer - Code (R-201 / NR-202)

$ 1.50

Duplicate licenses

$ Various

Federal Duck Stamp - Code 10

$ 27.50

Furbearer/Raccoon/Bobcat (nr) - Code 228

$ 183

Landowner Deer License - (archery-343/firearm-342/muzzleloader-344)

$ 0

Lifetime NR Angling/Deer/Small Game/Spearing/Sports

$ Varies

Lifetime small game renewal (nr) - Code 416

$ 0

Sandhill Crane Permit - Code 250

$ 3

Small game - 72 hour (nr) - Code 145

$ 75

Small game - youth 16 - 17 (nr) - Code 206

$ 5

Small game 18 and older (nr) - Code 221

$ 102

Stamp - migratory waterfowl (validation & pictoral) - Code 245

$ 8.25

Stamp - migratory waterfowl -Code 226

$ 7.50

Stamp - pheasant (validation & pictorial)- Code 244

$ 8.25

Stamp - pheasant validation - Code 229

$ 7.50

Stamp - turkey pictorial - Code 605

$ .75

Stamps (collectable)

$ various

Trapping-nonresident/landowner only - Code 207

$ 84

Turkey - spring archery (nr) - Code 608

$ 96

Turkey - youth spring (nr) - Code 602

$ 5

Turkey - fall license (nr) - Code 651

$ 96

Turkey - spring license (nr) - Code 611

$ 96

Turkey - spring lottery application - Code 600

$ 4

Turkey - spring surplus (nr) - Code 614

$ 96

Turkey - Youth fall license (nr) - Code 656

$ 5

Turkey - Youth Fall Turkey 12 and under (nr) - Code 593

$ 0

Turkey - Youth Spring Turkey 12 and under (nr) - Code 594

$ 0

Walk In Access Program $1.00/$3.00/$5.00

$  various

Walk In Access Validation - Code 190

$ 3

Waterfowl - fall special goose - Code 520

$ 4

Waterfowl - spring light goose - Code 521

$ 2

Waterfowl/migratory birds - HIP Certification - Code 227

$ 0

Wild rice - daily (nr) - Code 333

$ 30

Wolf Lottery Application - Code 680

$ 4

WOLF- Nonresident Early Firearm Season - Code 682

$ 250

WOLF- Nonresident Late Firearm Season - Code 684

$ 250

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 .