Give the gift of the great outdoors this season. For the first time ever, the WVDNR is opening license sales two weeks early! That’s right, Two. Full. Weeks. We want to make sure a hunting and fishing license makes it on everyone’s gift list this season, which is why we’re entering all West Virginia residents who purchases a Class X or Class XJ license into a drawing for a FREE lifetime license and other incredible prizes. Purchase your license or give the gift of a license today.
This grand prize is your ticket to a lifetime of hunting and fishing adventures in West Virginia.
STATE PARK GIVEAWAY
Win an overnight stay at a West Virginia state park or forest and enjoy outdoor adventures with your family.
The prize that keeps giving. Items include hunting and fishing gear, a hat, keychain and exclusive Gold Rush T-shirt.
Buy your 2020 Class X or XJ hunting, trapping and fishing combination license between 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 1 and 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31.
Purchase your license
You'll automatically be entered into our lifetime license giveaway if you meet our eligibility requirements.
We'll randomly select and announce prize winners on Jan. 11, 2020.
|Q:||When do 2020 licenses go on sale?|
|A:||December 1 at 12:01 a.m.|
|Q:||Who can win the prizes?|
|A:||Only eligible West Virginia residents who purchase a 2020 hunting, trapping and fishing combination license between 12:01 a.m. on December 1 and 11:59 p.m. on December 31.|
|Q:||Can I win multiple prizes?|
|A:||No. There is a one-prize limit.|
|Q:||Can nonresidents purchase a 2020 hunting and fishing license early on Dec. 1?|
|A:||Yes, but only West Virginia residents are eligible for prizes.|
|Q:||Where can I purchase my license?|
|A:||Online at wvhunt.com and at license agents around the state.|
|Q:||When are the state park getaways?|
|A:||State park getaway prizes may be redeemed in 2020. Prizes include cabin getaways at Kumbrabow State Forest and Tygart Lake State Park, a zipline adventure at Pipestem Resort and sledding adventure at Blackwater Falls.|
|Q:||How can I purchase a license for a friend or family member?|
It’s easy! If the recipient has previously held a license, all you need to know is the recipient’s name and date of birth. To purchase as a gift, call the WVDNR Licensing team at 304-558-2758. Explain to the agent that you are purchasing an annual license as a gift. The agent will process the transaction and can email or snail mail you a copy of the license for gift giving.
NOTE: If the recipient has never had a license before, you may need additional information to establish an account. To be safe, come prepared with SSN, driver’s license number/expiration, address, phone number, email and physical characteristics such as height, weight, hair color, and eye color.
HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?
Contact the West Virginia Division of Natural Resource’s Licensing Unit at 304-558-2758.
Learn more about Hunting in West Virginia
Learn more about Fishing in West Virginia
DISCOVER YOUR LOVE FOR THE OUTDOORS
If you haven’t hunted or fished in a few years, now’s a perfect time to get back in the game. And if you’ve never gone hunting or fishing before, this is a great time to get started. A lifetime of outdoor adventures awaits.
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