National Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP)

Important information for bird hunters

Hunters intending to hunt migratory game birds (including ducks, geese, snipe, woodcock and coot) must have a H.I.P. permit number.

There is no charge for a H.I.P. permit number. There are two ways to get one:

  • Call the new toll-free H.I.P. phone line: 1-800-207-6183. A live operator will give you a H.I.P. permit number. Please write this number on your license.   

-- OR --

Your H.I.P. permit is valid for the entire waterfowl season, HOWEVER, licenses expire on December 31.

As in past years, hunters still need separate permits and numbers for each state in which they intend to hunt.

Harvest information provided by hunters through H.I.P. helps state wildlife biologists better manage migratory game bird populations.

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