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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 Senior Lifetime License can be purchased at any license agent or the DNR South Charleston office. Hunters and anglers who purchase the license can use the license print out until they receive their permanent card.  

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
Senior License for residents who turn 65 on or after 01/01/2012 $25
Hunting and Trapping (Class A-L)* $782
Hunting and Trapping - Infant (Class A-L-I)*
Must be purchased before age 2
Small Arms Hunting (Class A-1-L)* Must be at least 21 years old $75
Fishing (Class B-L)* $552
Fishing-Infant (Class B-L-I)
Must be purchased before age 2
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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