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Senior Licenses for NH Residents

New Hampshire offers significant discounts for resident senior citizens age 68 and over who wish to hunt and fish. Our low-cost senior licenses bring a full year of outdoor adventure at an affordable price -- at the same time they support Fish and Game’s work managing fish and wildlife, conserving habitat and keeping land open for hunting and fishing.

 

Senior license applicants must present a valid New Hampshire driver's license or state-issued non-driver's photo identification card. To qualify for the hunting or archery licenses, one of the following must be presented: a previously held hunting license or Hunter Education card; or a previously held archery license or Bowhunter Education card issued from any U.S. state or Canadian province.

 

Discounted Senior Licenses

 

Discounted senior licenses are available to residents who are at least 68 years of age at the time of purchase, and born on or after January 1, 1948.  Must be purchased annually. Residents must be at least 68 at the time of purchase to qualify for senior rates. Basic prices are indicated below; transaction and wildlife habitat fees may also apply.

 

The following types of resident senior licenses are available online or at any license agent:

 

  • Senior Freshwater Fishing ($7)
  • Senior Combination Hunting and Fishing ($7)
  • Senior Muzzleloader ($3)
  • Senior Archery ($3)

 

All other license types, including Saltwater Recreational Fishing, must be purchased annually at the regular rates.

 

Permanent Over 68 License

 

For New Hampshire residents who were born on or before December 31, 1947, free permanent licenses are available. These free licenses can only be obtained at Fish and Game headquarters or Regional Offices 1 (Lancaster), 2 (New Hampton) and at limited license agents. You may also print and mail an application to NH Fish and Game Headquarters in Concord.

 

Permanent license types are: Fishing, Combination Hunting & Fishing, Muzzleloader, Archery and Clam/Oyster. All other license types, including Saltwater Recreational Fishing, must be purchased annually at the regular rates.

 

The permanent license is not valid if the license holder moves out of state.

 


Non-resident seniors pay regular non-resident license prices; they are not eligible for the free, permanent licenses.

 

Permanent clam/oyster license: Free license available to all New Hampshire residents age 68 or older. Can be obtained only at Fish and Game headquarters or Regional Offices 1 (Lancaster) and 2 (New Hampton).

 

Permanent trapping license: Free license available to all New Hampshire residents age 68 or older. Can be obtained only at Fish and Game headquarters.