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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.

License & Fee Structure
License Resident Fee Non-Resident Fee
General Fishing $37 $55
General Hunting $37 Not Available – See Combination
Combo Hunt & Fish $57 $160
Youth Combo Hunt & Fish $5 $5
Short-Term Combo Hunt & Fish $15/day $20/day
Migratory Bird Stamp $5 $5

Note: Community Fishing licenses are no longer available beginning Jan, 1, 2022. Anglers who want to fish Community Fishing Program waters in 2022 will either need to have a General Fishing license or Combination Hunt/Fish license, or purchase one once their Community Fishing license expires in 2022. 

Special licenses

Who 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. The licensee is reminded to practice safe, responsible recreation when hunting or fishing. When using or crossing private lands the licensee is a guest, and this access is a privilege, not a right.

Hunting LicenseArizona residents and non-residents 10 years and older need a valid hunting license to hunt in Arizona. A person under 10 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 information.

Fishing LicenseA valid Arizona fishing license is required for Arizona resident and non-resident anglers 10 years of age or older fishing any public accessible water in Arizona. Youth under the age of 10 and blind residents do not need to purchase a state fishing license to fish in Arizona. Check the Arizona Fishing Regulations for additional information.

**Note that www.fishinglicense.org is NOT a part of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. You cannot purchase a license for the State of Arizona from the www.fishinglicense.org website.

Residency Requirements

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 who is on active duty and stationed in this state for either permanent or temporary duty; or is a member of the armed forces of the United States on active duty stationed in 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.

Where to Buy Hunting and Fishing Licenses and Stamps

Hunting and fishing licenses are available for purchase online, at all Arizona Game and Fish Department offices, and at license dealers statewide. All licenses are valid 365 days from the date of purchase. Arizona migratory bird stamps and federal duck stamps are valid from July 1, through June 30 of each year.

License Auto-renewal

AZGFD has launched a new option that enables hunting and fishing license holders to automatically renew their licenses upon expiration. In the initial phase of this program, the only licenses for which you can select auto-renew are: Resident Hunt, Resident Fish, Resident Hunt/Fish Combo, Nonresident Fish, and Nonresident Hunt/Fish Combo. Read how to sign up for auto-renewal, or view a step-by-step instructional video.

Lost License Replacement

Lost 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 original license. Licenses purchased online or through department offices may be reprinted online any time for no additional fee by visiting https://license.azgfd.com/.

Complimentary Licenses

Individuals must meet criteria to qualify for a complimentary license that includes combination hunting, fishing and community fishing privileges. These licenses are only available through Arizona Game and Fish Department offices.

Apprentice Hunting License

The Apprentice Hunting License has been discontinued.

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.

Lifetime License

Lifetime licenses are available only to Arizona residents. Cost varies based on license type and age. Lifetime license information and 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. Non resident license mail order form