North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Lifetime Senior Resident Licenses

 

 
  • Lifetime licenses are valid for the lifetime of the license-holder.
  • 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 Cost

Senior Sportsman (see above for eligibility requirements)
Statewide hunting and inland fishing for residents. 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.

$15

 

Hunting, Inland and Coastal Fishing - Lifetime Resident Cost

Senior Sportsman/Coastal Recreational Fishing (see above for eligibility requirements)
Statewide hunting, inland and coastal recreational fishing. 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.

$30

 

Fishing - Lifetime Resident

Cost

Senior Comprehensive Inland Fishing (see above for eligibility requirements)
Statewide inland fishing for residents. 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.

$15

Senior Coastal Recreational Fishing (see above for eligibility requirements)
Authorizes fishing in coastal and joint waters. It does not authorize fishing in inland waters.

$15