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Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License

The Division of Natural Resources offers several lifetime licenses. Resident lifetime hunting, trapping and fishing licenses serve in lieu of the equivalent annual license.   Each license is printed on a credit-card size, plastic card stock.  License buyers (except those buying the Senior Lifetime License – see below) have a choice of five background images.  Those images include a white-tailed deer, a wild turkey, a black bear, a brook trout and a smallmouth bass. 

Lifetime license holders with the old paper license may upgrade to the new license for a $6 fee, which is dedicated to the Hunters Helping the Hungry program.   Current license holders wishing to upgrade should contact the DNR License Unit at (304) 558-2758 or email wvdnrcustomerservice@wv.gov.    

Senior Lifetime License

Resident hunters, trappers and anglers who turn 65 on or after January 1, 2012 are required to buy a Senior Lifetime License (Class XS).  The license is printed on credit-card size, plastic card stock and includes an image of a brook trout and black bear. 

Applications are available at all DNR offices and license agents.  The applications must be mailed with a check or money order to the DNR South Charleston office.  An applicant who is 65 years of age can retain the yellow copy to use as a license until they receive their permanent card.  A person can apply for the license 90 days before their 65th birthday but the license is not valid until they turn 65 years of age.

Combination
Combination Hunting, Trapping and Fishing (Class AB-L)* $805
Combination Hunting, Trapping and Fishing - Infant (Class AB-L-I)*
Must be purchased before age 2
$402.50
Senior License for residents who turn 65 on or after 01/01/2012 $25
Hunting
Hunting and Trapping (Class A-L)* $782
Hunting and Trapping - Infant (Class A-L-I)*
Must be purchased before age 2
$391
Small Arms Hunting (Class A-1-L)* Must be at least 21 years old $75
Fishing
Fishing (Class B-L)* $552
Fishing-Infant (Class B-L-I)
Must be purchased before age 2
$276
Trout Fishing (Class O-L)** $230
Trout Fishing - Infant (Class O-L-I)** $115
*    Conservation Stamp not required.
**   Valid only when accompanied by a Class B, AB-L, AB-L-I, B-L, B-L-I, X or XJ license.


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Lifetime License with Bass Graphic Lifetime License with Bear GraphicLifetime License with Deer GraphicLifetime License with Trout Graphic Lifetime License with Turkey Graphic

 


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