Hunting & Fishing Licenses

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How to Obtain a License
Fishing and Hunting licenses can be purchased online through the DEEP site. To buy your license online, click here. You may also purchase from one of the participating license vendor's or a DEEP Office. To reprint a lost license, you may do so online or through one of the locations available.

For a complete list of licenses and fees for fishing, see the DEEP fisheries licenses and permits page. For a complete list of licenses and fees for hunting, see the DEEP hunting and trapping licenses page.

Fishing Licenses
Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis and expire on December 31st. For more information about fishing in Connecticut, see DEEP CT Fishing.

Inland Waters fishing licenses are required for anyone 16 years of age or older fishing in the Inland District. Marine Waters Fishing licenses are required for anyone 16 years of age or older fishing from shore or from a boat in the marine district or landing marine fish or bait species in Connecticut taken from offshore waters. Please see Marine Waters Fishing License FAQ page for more information.

Hunting Licenses
A person must be 12 years of age or older to hunt. Persons 12 through 15 years of age must be licensed and accompanied by a licensed hunter 18 years of age or older while hunting. Any person purchasing a hunting license must have already completed the appropriate certification and safety courses. For more information about hunting in Connecticut, see DEEP CT Hunting and Trapping.

Lifetime License for 65 and older
Free Inland Fishing and Marine Fishing licenses are available to Connecticut residents who are over 65 years of age. Free Hunting Licenses are also available for residents 65 years and older as long as the required hunting certification and safety courses are up-to-date. These licenses must be renewed annually. The Trout and Salmon Stamp still costs $5.00.

DEEP Offices where licenses can be purchased:

Location Hours Phone
DEEP Field Offices:
Marine Headquarters, Old Lyme M-F 8:00 am-4:00 pm 860-434-6043
Eastern District, Marlborough M-F 8:30 am-4:00 pm 860-295-9523
Western District, Harwinton M-F 8:30 am-4:00 pm 860-485-0226
Franklin WMA, Franklin M-F 8:30 am-4:30 pm 860-424-3011
Sessions Woods WMA, Burlington M-F 8:30 am-4:00 pm 860-424-3011
DEEP Main Office, 79 Elm St, Hartford
License & Revenue M-F 9:00 am-4:00 pm 860-424-3105
DEEP Store M-F 9:00 am-3:30 pm 860-424-3555