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 hunting. Hunters and anglers are required to purchase the terminal-issued stamp endorsement. Pictorial stamp may be purchased for an additional $.75.
See Hunting and Trapping Regulations and
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
See Requirements or refer to Hunting licenses
Note: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will collect your Social Security Number when you apply for a non-commercial hunting or fishing license.
Commercial licenses applications require a Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN), MN Tax Identification Number or Social Security Number. Commercial licenses are issued at the DNR license center
Hunting licenses are valid from March 1 through February 28 of the following year:
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.
Some licenses may be obtained by mail.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
License Center/Angling License
500 Lafayette Rd
St. Paul, MN 55155-4026