Online License Sales
Important notice: Last day to buy 2013 licenses online is Dec. 15
2013 licenses will still be available for purchase at license dealers and at AZGFD offices through Dec. 31
Customers who wish to buy a 2013 Arizona hunting or fishing license to hunt or fish for the remainder of the 2013 calendar year are advised that the online purchase option for those licenses will only be available through Dec. 15, 2013. Online purchases of 2013 licenses will be unavailable from Dec. 16 through Dec. 31 in order for the Arizona Game and Fish Department to prepare the online system for the new 2014 hunting and fishing licenses that will become available for purchase on Jan. 1, 2014.
Starting Dec. 16 (and running through Dec. 31), those wishing to purchase a 2013 license will have to do so at a license dealer or at an Arizona Game and Fish Department office. The 2013 licenses are valid through the end of this year (Dec. 31, 2013). The 2013 Class A (General Fishing) and Class U (Urban Fishing) licenses are currently on sale for half price. A new license structure and fees will take effect on Jan. 1, 2014. Those licenses will be available for purchase online on or before Jan. 1, 2014, and at license dealers beginning Jan. 1, 2014. Any updates to this information will be posted at www.azgfd.gov.
Thank you for your interest in purchasing an Arizona hunting and/or fishing license. Please review the information on this page carefully and select the license that best meets your needs. Once purchased, licenses and stamps cannot be returned for refund or exchange. All sales are final. Contact any Arizona Game and Fish Department office for additional information.
Needs a License
A valid Arizona license
is required for taking wildlife (including
fish) in Arizona. The licensee shall
carry the license when participating
in hunting or fishing or other form
of take. Take means pursuing, shooting,
hunting, fishing, trapping, killing,
capturing, snaring, or netting wildlife.
Wildlife includes all wild mammals,
wild birds, reptiles, amphibians, mollusks,
crustaceans and fish.
LICENSE - Arizona residents and non-residents
14 years and older need a valid hunting
license to hunt in Arizona. A person under
14 may hunt wildlife other than big game
without a license when accompanied by a
properly licensed person 18 years or older.
No more than two unlicensed children may
accompany any license holder. No one under
the age of 14 may take big game without
having completed a Hunter
Education Course. No one under age 10
may take big game in Arizona. Check the Arizona
Hunting Regulations for additional
LICENSE - A valid Arizona fishing license
is required for Arizona resident and non-resident
anglers 14 years of age or older fishing
any public accessible water in Arizona.
Youth under the age of 14 and blind residents
do not need to purchase a state fishing
license to fish in Arizona. Check the Arizona
Fishing Regulations for additional
In general, an Arizona resident is a person who is domiciled (claims the state of Arizona as their true, fixed and permanent home and principal residence) in this state for six months immediately preceding the date of application for a license, permit, tag or stamp and does not claim residency for any purpose in another state or jurisdiction. Or is a member of the armed forces of the United States on active duty and stationed in: (i) This state for a period of thirty days immediately preceding the date of applying for a license, permit, tag or stamp; (ii) Another state or country but who lists this state as their home of record at the time of applying for a license, permit, tag or stamp. Arizona Residents may purchase a resident license. All other individuals must purchase a nonresident license. Additional information.
or destroyed licenses may be replaced for
a fee at any Arizona Game and Fish Department license
dealer. An applicant for a duplicate
license will be required to sign an affidavit
attesting that the applicant purchased an
a License Online
A variety of hunting
and fishing licenses are available
online, including some stamps and temporary nonresident licenses. To access the Arizona Game and Fish online license service, visit the secure site by clicking here.
a License from a License Dealer
Arizona hunting and fishing licenses are
available for purchase at more than 300
license dealers located throughout the state. Download
a list of license dealers sorted by city
Hunting and fishing license and stamps
Available for purchase at all Arizona
Game and Fish Department offices, at more than 300
license dealers statewide, and online. All licenses
and stamps sold are valid for a calendar
year from January 1 to December 31.
The Family Licenses, Super Conservation
Licenses, and the Lifetime License cannot
be purchased through the hunt permit drawing
process, but must be purchased prior to
submitting a hunt permit application. Starting
Nov. 1, 2012, resident and non-resident general fish and urban 2012 fishing
licenses go on sale for half price. These
half price licenses are valid only from
Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, 2012.
must meet criteria to qualify for a free
license that includes combination hunting,
fishing and urban fishing privileges. These
licenses are only available through Arizona
Game and Fish Department offices.
License - A person must be 70
years of age or older, plus 25 consecutive
years as a bona fide Arizona resident
immediately preceding application for
the license. Click
here for additional information.
Veteran - A person must show
certification from the Veteran's Administration
confirming permanent service connected
disabilities rated as 100 percent disabling,
plus one or more consecutive years as
a bona fide Arizona resident immediately
preceding application for license. Click
here for additional information.
Apprentice Hunting License
Effective Jan. 1, 2009, a new Apprentice Hunting License is available for no charge to encourage existing hunters to become mentors and introduce a friend, neighbor, relative, or co-worker to the traditions and importance of hunting. The Apprentice License allows an already Arizona licensed hunter to take a beginner on an actual hunt without the beginner having to buy a hunting license. The Apprentice License is free for residents and nonresidents and is valid for any two consecutive days for the legal take of small game, fur-bearing, predatory and nongame mammals, nongame birds, and upland game birds in season. (To take migratory birds or waterfowl, the appropriate stamps are required at normal costs). The Apprentice License is not valid for the take of big game animals.
The Apprentice Hunting License is only available at Arizona Game and Fish Department offices. The mentor must be a bona fide resident of Arizona, at least 18 years old, and possess a valid hunting license and is limited to two Apprentice Hunting Licenses per calendar year. The license must be made out to the name of the apprentice, with the mentor’s name associated with the license. The apprentice can only receive one license per calendar year. The mentor is required to be with the apprentice at all times while in the field, providing instruction and supervision on safe and ethical hunting.
Boy Scout and Girl Scout High Achievement License
Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts who have reached the highest level in their organization, and up to and through the calendar year of their 20th birthday, can now get a reduced fee Honorary Scout combination hunting and fishing license (Class F) . Recipients of the Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of Scouts of America and Girl Scouts who have achieved the Gold Award are eligible for this reduced fee license.
Those wishing to obtain this license will need to complete the Honorary Scout License application (see below), and present the required documentation at any Department office will qualify for the reduced fee of $5.
Associated with this new class of license, the Department has launched a partnership with outdoor groups. These outdoor groups can agree to offer Honoray Scout license holders extended benefits any way they choose. In most cases, it will be a free annual membership to that sponsoring organization, but this may vary from group to group. This partnership should help scouts find a active group that will help them learn about hunting, fishing and wildlife conservation.
licenses are available only to Arizona residents.
Cost varies based on license type and age. Click
here to download lifetime license information
and an application.
Nonresident Hunting-Fishing License, Regulations and Nonpermit -tag Order Form
Nonresidents of Arizona may use this form to order hunting and fishing licenses, special use stamps, non-permit hunt tags, regulations and books through the mail. This form must be submitted separately to the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The form cannot be submitted with hunt-permit tag applications. Download the order form.