Licenses and Regulations

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission offers various licenses and permits that authorize regulated activities such as hunting, fishing and trapping. By purchasing a license or permit, you help sustain North Carolina's wildlife heritage and safeguard the future of fish and wildlife in North Carolina for generations to come. This site provides information about the licenses, permits and related opportunities available in North Carolina.

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  • Infant, Youth, and Disabled Lifetime Licenses cannot be purchased online. For more information, search Lifetime License Types.
  • Discounted Volunteer Firefighters, Rescue Squad, and EMS Squad Lifetime Licenses cannot be purchased online or at an agent. This license must be obtained directly from WRC by mail or in person. For more information, search FAQ.
  • A $2 transaction fee as mandated by NCGS 113-270.1B may apply at time of license purchase.