To obtain a hunting license, the individual must either present a license from a previous year, show evidence of completing a hunting safety and educational course or swear to be at least 21 years of age and to have held a hunting license in the past. Hunting licenses can be purchased at any authorized licensing sales agency or online at the state's division of wildlife. State agencies are located through the United States Fish and Wildlife Service website.
The Division of Wildlife offers a website where any resident can purchase a hunting license online with a credit card. For those who wish to mail in the request, a toll-free number is available where customers can request a mail order license application form. The Division of Wildlife offers a website for every state in the U.S.
Licensing sales agents are located in every state, making it easy to obtain a hunting license in person. When making the purchase, all applicants are required to supply their Social Security numbers regardless of age, in accordance with the child support collection enforcement federal Statute 42.
Every hunting license holder is required to abide by the rules and regulations set forth by their states to keep their licenses and avoid fines or other penalties. It is the responsibility of the license holder to locate the rules and follow the law while hunting.