How Do You Get an Indiana Hunting License?


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Obtain an Indiana hunting license by applying online at IndianaOutdoor.IN.gov or visiting either a Department of Natural Resources office or a retailer that is approved to register applicants. Alternatively, send a check or money order along with the requisite application information to the DNR Customer Service Center, or call the DNR at 317-232-4200 as of 2015. To qualify, applicants must have been residents of the state for at least 60 days and must have completed a DNR-offered hunter education class.

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For any method of application, the DNR requires personal information, including the applicant's name, date of birth, address and Social Security number. Applicants must also provide descriptive physical information including their height, weight, hair color and eye color, and they must include proof of completion of the hunter education class. Finally, applicants must specify the license or licenses and the appropriate season.

The state of Indiana provides licenses for Apprentice, Combo, Hunting, Fishing and Trapping. All licenses are good for one year. The DNR also provides youth licenses and licensing services for special hunts. Lifetime licenses are no longer sold but are still honored. Licensed migratory bird hunters in the state must register with the national migratory bird Harvest Information Program. All relevant licenses must be carried by the license holder while hunting.

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