Fishing licenses are required for people 16 years of age and older.

Buying a License

Ensure compliance with fishing and hunting regulations:

Purchase Options

  • Online: Visit
  • Agents: License agents statewide
  • In-person: Fish and Game Department offices
  • Town Clerks: Some town or city clerks offer licenses

Lost Licenses

  • Reprinting: Original issuing agent or Fish and Game’s Concord headquarters
  • Online Purchases: Reprint available after one week from issue date
  • Limit: Reprints are free with a limit on the number allowed

Violation Consequences

  • Convictions: Result in license or privilege revocation
  • Offenses: Include fishing law violations, littering, or criminal trespass

Residency Requirements

  • Proof: Valid NH driver’s license or non-driver’s ID required for resident rates
  • Under 18: Parent or guardian's NH ID required for minors
  • Note: Retaining NH driver’s license after moving is illegal for residency benefits

Disabled License Types

  • Available: Permanent Disabled Licenses for qualified NH residents
  • Types: Include Disabled Veteran, Paraplegic, Blink Fishing, Complimentary Fishing for Developmentally Disabled
  • Application: Visit for forms and details

Military Licenses

  • Active Duty Residents: Eligible for free temporary licenses
  • Eligibility: Regular active duty personnel stationed outside NH
  • Obtaining: Apply in person or by mail with duty orders verification
  • Non-resident Military: Stationed in NH, can purchase licenses at resident rates

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