How Do I Get My State Hunting License?
Depending on your age, you may be required to have the Hunter Education Certificate in order to legally buy a license or permit to hunt.
- Complete the Arizona hunter education certification requirements.
- Choose the correct license type.
- Buy the license through the Arizona Game and Fish Department website or an Arizona–approved dealer.
Types of Arizona Hunting Licenses
A resident is a person who has lived in Arizona for six months. Active-duty military members are considered residents.
All Arizona residents age 10 or older must have a resident hunting license.
All non-residents age 10 or older must have a non-resident hunting license.
Youth Hunting License
Arizona residents and non-residents under the age of 10 may hunt without a license (except when hunting big game). They must be accompanied by a licensed person age 18 or older.
Arizona residents and non-residents ages 10 to 17 must purchase a Youth Combination Hunting and Fishing License.
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who have achieved the highest awards for their organizations can obtain the reduced-fee High Achievement Scout License. These individuals must be residents of Arizona. Contact the Arizona Game and Fish Department for more details.
Senior Hunting License
Arizona residents who are 70 years of age or older and who have lived in Arizona for at least 25 years may qualify for the free Pioneer License.
Arizona does not offer a hunting license specifically for people with disabilities except for resident veterans with 100% disability.
Military and Veteran License
Active-duty military members who are stationed in Arizona may purchase a resident hunting license. In addition, active-duty military members who are Arizona residents but stationed elsewhere may purchase a resident hunting license.
Resident veterans who have 100% service-connected disability and who have lived at least one year in Arizona may qualify for the free Disabled Veteran License.
Migratory Waterfowl Requirements
All hunters age 16 or older must purchase the Federal Duck Stamp when hunting migratory waterfowl. All hunters age 18 or older must purchase the Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp. In addition, hunters are required to have proof of their participation in the Harvest Information Program (HIP).
Hunting licenses are good for 365 days from the date of purchase. Arizona residents are able to purchase a lifetime hunting license.
Where to Buy an Arizona Hunting License
- Visit the Arizona Game and Fish Department website.
- Visit an Arizona Game and Fish Department office or an approved license dealer.
Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Arizona Hunting students most frequently ask.Frequently Asked Questions