Hunting in the United States is an outdoor activity that many enthusiasts partake in for various reasons. While many avid hunters spend most of their time getting to know the terrain of their home state, other hunters like to explore the wilderness outside of their homes by visiting other states around the country. However, prior to heading out on your visiting hunting trip, you will need to obtain proper non-resident hunting license from the wildlife department of the state you are visiting. Non-resident hunting licenses vary, depending on a few factors such as your age and how long you will be staying during your visit. For more information on non-residential hunting licenses, read the sections outlined below:
There are many types of non-resident hunting licenses available through the local wildlife department, depending on the state you are visiting for your hunting trip. Distinctions between the various types of non-resident licenses are made based on the length of your hunting trip visit, the types of animals you will hunt and your age. Non-resident license types include:
In some states, non-resident licenses are also available for more specific types of hunting based on the animal species you plan to catch. Species licenses cover a wide spectrum of animals, including:
To learn more about the types of non-resident licenses and how to get a non-resident license, visit the wildlife department website of the state you plan to visit.
Aside from the standard non-resident hunting licenses, there are also non-resident licenses available in many states for specific groups of people. Discounted hunting licenses are typically only available to residents of a state. However, the following licenses are frequently made available through each state’s wildlife department:
Special group hunting licenses are available at a discounted rate that can cost you anywhere from nothing (many senior and disabled hunting licenses are free of charge) to the price of a residential hunting license. To find out more about special group hunting licenses, visit the wildlife department website of the state you plan to visit.
When visiting another state to hunt, you should make sure to prepare yourself for the differences in that state’s wilderness and wildlife. Proper hunting etiquette and wildlife knowledge helps to keep both you and the environment around you safe. Some tips for your next visiting hunting trip include:
To get more tips for your impending hunting trip, visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website.