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 must 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 must carry their certificate while hunting.
    • Youths exempt from the hunting license requirement must 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.)