At what age is a license required?
Youth under age 16 are exempt from the requirements of a basic inland fishing license and trout privilege license.
Youth under age 16 are exempt from the requirement of a hunting license provided they comply with the following:
Youth who have not obtained a Certificate of Competency showing their completion of the hunter safety course
be accompanied by a properly licensed adult when hunting.
Youth who have obtained a Certificate of Competency, may hunt without being accompanied by an adult, but
carry their certificate while hunting.
Youths exempt from the hunting license requirement
obtain a “License-Exempt Big Game Harvest Report Card” when hunting big game.
(There is no fee for the License-Exempt Big Game Harvest Report Card.)
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