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Hunting License

Resident Licenses Price Agent Fee Process Fee
Sportsman's License - Includes Fall Turkey Permit, Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow - does not include WMA User Permit or Saltwater Fishing $32.00 $1.00 $1.29
All Game Hunting/Freshwater Fishing - Does not include Archery/Primitive/Crossbow, Fall Turkey Permit or WMA User Permit. $17.00 $1.00 $1.29
Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow - Must be bought in addition to All Game Hunting/ Freshwater Fishing when hunting during special seasons. As of July 1st, 2013, this privilege will include the use of a Crossbow. $14.00 $1.00 $1.29
Fall Turkey Permit - Not required with purchase of resident Sportsman License or resident Lifetime Sportsman License. Must be purchased in addition to All Game Hunting/Freshwater Fishing license to fall turkey hunt. $5.00 $1.00 $1.29
Small Game Hunting/Freshwater Fishing $8.00 $1.00 $1.29
Wildlife Management Area User Permit - Must be purchased prior to ANY use of a wildlife management area and in addition to any other required hunting/fishing license. $15.00 $1.00 $1.29
Electronic State Waterfowl Stamp - Required with all licenses above for persons 16 years of age and older when hunting waterfowl. $10.00 $1.00 $1.29

Apprentice Sportsman License- This License may be issued only one time to a resident and the apprentice hunting licensee must be accompanied by a licensed or exempt resident hunter at least twenty-one years of age when hunting. This license includes Fall and Spring Turkey Hunting, Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow, and Freshwater Fishing. Does not include, Saltwater Fishing, State and Federal Waterfowl Stamps, or WMA User Permit.

$32.00 $1.00 $1.29
Apprentice All  Game Hunt and Fish- This license may be issued only one time to a resident and the apprentice hunting licensee must be accompanied be a licensed or exempt resident hunter at least twenty-one years of age when hunting.This license does not include  Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow, Fall Turkey Permit, WMA User Permit, or State and Federal Waterfowl Stamps. $17.00 $1.00 $1.29
Apprentice Small Game Hunt and Fish- This license may be issued only once to a resident and the apprentice hunting licensee must be accompanied by a licensed or exempt resident hunter at least twenty-one years of age when hunting. This license includes small game hunting, and freshwater fishing. The State and Federal Waterfowl Stamps, Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow, WMA User Permit, and Saltwater Fishing must be purchased in addition to this license. $13.00 $1.00 $1.29
3-Day Sportsman Apprentice License- Valid for 3 consecutive days. This license may be issued only once to a resident and the apprentice hunting licensee must be accompanied be a licensed or exempt resident hunter at least twenty-one years of age when hunting. This license includes Fall and Spring Turkey Permit, Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow Permit, and Freshwater Fishing. Does not include WMA User Permit, Saltwater Fishing, or  State and Federal Waterfowl Stamps. $7.00 $1.00 $1.29
Senior Exempt Lifetime License - Voluntary - age 65 and over, includes All Game Hunting, Freshwater Fishing license, Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow, and WMA. Does not include saltwater fishing and waterfowl stamp. $2.30 $1.00 $1.70
Exempt Under 16 - Voluntary $2.30 $1.00 $1.70
Exempt Age 15 - Voluntary  $2.30 $1.00 $1.70
Annual Resident Range Permit  $40.00 $1.00 $1.29
Senior Annual Resident Range Permit $20.00 $1.00 $1.29
North MS NWR Permit $15.00 $1.00 $1.29
Trapping License- A trapping license is required of any person sixteen years of age or older, who traps or assists with trapping of furbearers. A trapping license is not required for a person to trap on their own land. A trapping license is required to sell the skins, carcasses, and/or meat of any furbearing animal. $25.00 $1.00 $1.29
Fur Dealer License- A fur dealer license is required of any person regardless of age, who buys furbearing animals from trappers or hunters. $50.00 $1.00 $1.29

NOTE: All Deer and Turkey hunters must buy either an All Game Hunting/Fishing or the Sportsman's License.

 

 

Non-Resident Licenses Price Agent Fee Process Fee
Armed Forces 14-Day Hunting/Fishing - Must apply through MDWFP - Application. (Includes Fall Turkey and Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow. Does not include Saltwater Fishing) $33.00 0 $1.29
All Game Hunting - Ages 19 and over - does not include Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow, Spring or Fall Turkey permits, or WMA User Permit. $300.00 $3.00 $1.29
Youth All Game Hunting - Ages 16, 17 and 18 - does not include Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow, Spring or Fall Turkey permits, or WMA User Permit. $110.00 $3.00 $1.29
7-Day All Game Hunting - Ages 19 and over - does not include Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow, Spring or Fall Turkey permits, or WMA User Permit. $125.00 $3.00 $1.29
Youth 7-Day All Game Hunting - Ages 16, 17 and 18 - does not include Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow,Spring or Fall Turkey permits, or WMA User Permit. $60.00 $3.00 $1.29
3-Day All Game -Archery/Primitive Weapon - Includes Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow - does not include Spring or Fall Turkey or WMA User Permit. $125.00 $3.00 $1.29
Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow Permit - Must be bought in addition to All Game Hunting or 7-Day All Game Hunting when hunting during special seasons. $75.00 $3.00 $1.29
Wildlife Management Area User Permit - Must be purchased prior to ANY use of a wildlife management area and in addition to any other required hunting/fishing license. $30.00 $1.00 $1.29
Deer Permit - Required for hunting deer during all deer seasons. This license must be purchased in addition to All Game, 7-Day All Game, or 3-Day All Game Hunting License. $5.00 $1.00 $1.29
Spring Turkey Permit - Required for hunting turkey during spring turkey season. This licnese must be purchased in addition to All Game, 7-Day All Game, or 3-Day All Game Hunting License. $20.00 $1.00 $1.29
Fall Turkey Permit - Required for hunting turkey during fall either-sex seasons. This license must be purchased in addition to All Game, 7-Day All-Game, or 3-Day All Game Hunting License. Fall turkey hunting limited to certain areas. $20.00 $1.00 $1.29
Small Game Hunting (covers waterfowl) $75.00 $3.00 $1.29
7-Day Small Game Hunting (covers waterfowl) $30.00 $3.00 $1.29
Shooting Preserve $13.00 0 $1.29
Electronic State Waterfowl Stamp -Required with all licenses above when hunting waterfowl. $15.00 $1.00 $1.29
Trapping License- A trapping license is required of any person sixteen years of age or older who traps or assists with trapping of furbearers. A trapper license is required to sell the skins, carcasses, and/or meat of any furbearer animal. $205.00 $3.00 $1.29
Fur Dealer License- A fur dealer license is required of any person regardless of age, who buys furbearing animals from trappers and hunters. $205.00 $3.00 $1.29

NOTE: Louisiana residents must purchase both the Freshwater and Saltwater license to fish in the marine waters of Mississippi.

 

Hunting License Regulations

All persons born on or after January 1, 1972, must satisfactorily complete a hunter education course approved by the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks before purchasing a Mississippi hunting license. If it is determined that the holder was not entitled to issuance or obtained the license or hunter education certificate by fraudulent means, the license will be revoked or canceled. It is unlawful to issue a hunting license to any person in this age group without proof of completion of the hunter education course. [MS. Code 49-7-20]

Resident - Each resident of the State of Mississippi ages sixteen (16) through sixty-four (64), must obtain a hunting license, except while hunting on lands titled in his name. Any person sixty-five (65) or older, or any person otherwise exempted from obtaining a hunting license, must have documentation with him/her at all times while hunting as described in "Exemptions". [MS. Code 49-7-5] below.

Non-Resident - All non-resident hunters, except minors under the age of sixteen (16), are required to obtain a hunting license while hunting in the State of Mississippi.

Exemptions
Residents who are blind, paraplegic, a multiple-amputee, adjudged totally disabled by the Social Security Administration or totally service connected disabled by the Veterans Administration are not required to purchase a HUNTING OR FISHING LICENSE. [MS. Code 49-7-5 and 49-7-9]. Residents exempt based on this criteria are required to have proof of their age, residency, disability status or other physical impairment in their possession while engaged in hunting and fishing activities. All exempt licenses previously issued for DISABILITIES are null and void.

Proof of Residency
ONLY PERSONS DOMICILED WITHIN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI AS DEFINED IN SECTION 49-7-3 OF THE MISSISSIPPI CODE, AS AMENDED, ARE ENTITLED TO OBTAIN A RESIDENT HUNTING/ FISHING LICENSE.
Under this section, a person's domicile is that person's principal or primary home or place of abode. Provided, however, a person holding a current driver's license is deemed to be domiciled within the state that issued the driver's license. Even if a person currently resides within the State of Mississippi, for purposes of obtaining a hunting license, he/she is considered to be domiciled in the state which issued the driver's license.

I. If you HOLD a current driver's license:
a. If you hold a current MISSISSIPPI driver's license, you are entitled to purchase a resident hunting license.
b. If you hold a driver's license from any state other than Mississippi, you are required to purchase a non-resident hunting license.

II. If you DO NOT hold a current driver's license from any state:
You are entitled to purchase a resident hunting license if Mississippi is your principal or primary home or place of abode. A current Mississippi resident income tax return or a homestead exemption receipt may be considered as evidence of domicile, but these are not necessarily determinative. You may be denied a resident hunting license if you fail to provide adequate proof.

EXCEPTIONS
Even if you are domiciled in another state, you may purchase a resident hunting license if you provide either (1) a current identification card from a Mississippi college or university; or (2) a current military ID card showing that you are an active member of the Armed Forces (excluding Reserves and the National Guard) and proof that you are stationed on a military base in Mississippi.

Proof of age may be shown by the following:
A. A valid driver's license; or
B. Copy of birth certificate

Mississippi Lifetime License
Resident lifetime license applicants must prove that they have been domiciled in the State of Mississippi for a minimum of eighteen (18) months immediately prior to issuance of such licenses.

 

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