ASK THE DNR: Lifetime hunting licenses
Q. The fall hunting season is upon us. Do resident or nonresident hunters who possess a lifetime Minnesota hunting license need to get a license for the current year?...
Q. The fall hunting season is upon us. Do resident or nonresident hunters who possess a lifetime Minnesota hunting license need to get a license for the current year?
A. Every hunter or angler who possesses a lifetime Minnesota hunting license must obtain an annual license at no cost for the current year. Those planning to hunt pheasants, waterfowl or fish for trout and salmon must purchase the necessary stamps. Hunters who intend to harvest migratory game birds also must get their HIP (Harvest Information Program) certification.
All deer hunters, including lifetime deer licensees, must apply for antlerless permits before the deadline each season. Regular lifetime deer licenses will be issued at no charge to the licensee; however, hunters will be charged for any additional bonus deer licenses.
Lifetime licenses can be obtained at any of the more than 1,500 license agents located throughout the state. Lifetime licenses may also be obtained by phone by calling (888) 665-4236 or online at www.mndnr.gov/licenses .
Additional fees may be charged for phone and Internet transactions.
-- Steve Michaels
Michaels is the DNR License Center program director.