North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Lifetime Disabled Resident Licenses

  • Lifetime licenses are valid for the lifetime of the license-holder.
  • Additional privilege licenses may be required with a basic license.
  • Infant, Youth, and Disabled Lifetime Licenses cannot be purchased online. Infant and youth applications must be received at WRC Headquarters or processed at a Wildlife Service Agent no later than the day before the child turns 1 or 12 years of age. Applications received on or after the child’s 1st or 12th birthday CANNOT be processed as an infant or youth license. A copy of the birth certificate must accompany applications for infant and youth licenses.
  • A $2 transaction fee as mandated by NCGS 113-270.1B may apply at time of license purchase.
  • Senior License Eligibility: Residents born on or before Aug. 1, 1953 are eligible to purchase a senior lifetime license when they turn 65 years of age. Those born after Aug. 1, 1953 are eligible to purchase a senior lifetime license when they turn 70 years of age.

Hunting & Inland Fishing - Lifetime Resident

Hunting & Inland Fishing - Lifetime Resident Cost

Disabled Veteran Hunting and Inland Fishing (basic)
Statewide basic hunting and inland fishing for residents who are 50 percent or more disabled veterans as determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Includes fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters. It does not include fishing in coastal waters. Additional privilege licenses.

$10

Totally Disabled Hunting and Inland Fishing (basic)
Statewide basic hunting and inland fishing for residents who are totally and permanently disabled as determined by the Social Security Administration, Civil Service Retirement System, Railroad Retirement Board, or the N.C. State Retirement System. Includes fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters. It does not include fishing in coastal waters. Additional privilege licenses.

$10

Disabled Veteran Sportsman
Statewide hunting and inland fishing for residents who are 50 percent or more disabled as determined by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs. Includes hunting for big game, hunting on game lands, hunting for waterfowl (does not include federal duck stamp), fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters. It does not include fishing in coastal waters.

$100

Totally Disabled Sportsman
Statewide hunting and inland fishing for residents who are totally and permanently disabled as determined by the Social Security Administration, Civil Service Retirement System, Railroad Retirement Board, or the N.C. State Retirement System. Includes hunting for big game, hunting on game lands, hunting for waterfowl (does not include federal duck stamp), fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters. It does not include fishing in coastal waters.

$100

Hunting, Inland and Coastal Fishing - Lifetime Resident

Hunting, Inland and Coastal Fishing - Lifetime Resident Cost

Unified Disabled Veteran Sportsman/Coastal Recreational Fishing
Statewide hunting, inland and coastal recreational fishing for residents who are 50 percent or more disabled veterans as determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Includes hunting for big game, hunting on game lands, hunting for waterfowl (does not include federal duck stamp), fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters.

$110

Unified Totally Disabled Sportsman/Coastal Recreational Fishing
Statewide hunting, inland and coastal recreational fishing for residents who are totally and permanently disabled as determined by the Social Security Administration, Civil Service Retirement System, Railroad Retirement Board, or the N.C. State Retirement System. Includes hunting for big game, hunting on game lands, hunting for waterfowl (does not include federal duck stamp), fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters.

$110

Fishing - Lifetime Resident

Fishing - Lifetime Resident

Cost

Disabled Veteran Inland Fishing
Statewide inland fishing for residents who are 50 percent or more disabled veterans as determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Includes fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters. It does not include fishing in coastal waters.

$10

Disabled Veteran Coastal Recreational Fishing
Authorizes fishing in coastal and joint waters for residents who are 50 percent or more disabled veterans as determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs. It does not authorize fishing in inland waters.

$10

Totally Disabled Inland Fishing
Statewide inland fishing for residents who are totally and permanently disabled as determined by the Social Security Administration, Civil Service Retirement System, Railroad Retirement Board, or the N.C. State Retirement System. Includes fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters. It does not include fishing in coastal waters.

$10

Totally Disabled Coastal Recreational Fishing
Authorizes fishing in coastal and joint waters for residents who are totally and permanently disabled as determined by the Social Security Administration, Civil Service Retirement System, Railroad Retirement Board, or the N.C. State Retirement System. It does not authorize fishing in inland waters.

$10
Unified Legally Blind Inland/Coastal Recreational Fishing
Statewide fishing in all public waters for residents who have been certified by the Department of Health and Human Services as being legally blind. Includes fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters and fishing in trout waters on game lands.
FREE