Hawaii Hunting License

Complete your Hawaii hunter education requirements to get your license.

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.

  1. Complete the Hawaii hunter education certification requirements.
  2. Choose the correct license type.
  3. Buy the license through the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources website or a Hawaii–approved agent.

Types of Hawaii Hunting Licenses

Hawaii Resident

A resident is a person who has lived in Hawaii for at least one year. Active-duty military members stationed in Hawaii are considered residents. Visit the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources website for more information on residency requirements.

All Hawaii residents must have a resident hunting license and a Hawaii Wildlife Conservation Stamp. Additional permits, stamps and tags may be required.

Non-Resident

All non-residents must have a non-resident hunting license and a Hawaii Wildlife Conservation Stamp. Additional permits, stamps and tags may be required.

Youth Hunting License

Hawaii residents and non-residents age 15 or younger must have a hunting license. Hunters must be accompanied by a licensed adult who is not hunting. Additional permits, stamps and tags may be required.

Senior Hunting License

Hawaii residents age 65 or older may obtain a free hunting license. Non-residents age 65 or older may purchase a reduced-fee hunting license. Additional permits, stamps and tags may be required.

Disability License

Hunters with a disability may be eligible for special hunting accommodations. Visit the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources website for more details.

Military and Veteran License

Active-duty military members who are stationed in Hawaii may purchase a resident hunting license.

Hawaii does not offer a hunting license specifically for veterans.

License Expiration

Hunting licenses are good from the date of purchase to June 30 of the next year.

Where to Buy a Hawaii Hunting License

Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Hawaii Hunting students most frequently ask.

Frequently Asked Questions