Hunting License Structure Chart

Michigan's hunting licenses changed in 2014. The new structure creates a simpler, more fair and efficient license-buying process.

Revenue generated will create better recreational opportunities throughout the state. See What You Get: More Bang for Your Buck for more details on these improvements.

An annual base license is required for every resident or nonresident who hunts in Michigan, unless otherwise noted. The base license allows hunters to hunt small game and also purchase additional hunting licenses.

Below are the hunting licenses and prices.

Base License

  • Junior - ^$6.00
  • Resident - ^$11.00
  • Nonresident - ^$151.00
  • Senior (65+, Michigan residents only) - ^$5.00

Antlerless Deer/Junior Antlerless Deer License

  • $20.00
  • Nonresident, second license or more - $170 each

Antlerless Deer Managed Area Hunts

  • $20.00

*Applications

  • $5.00

Bear License

  • $25.00
  • Bear Participation (No-Kill-Tag Bear License) - $15.00

Hunt/Fish Combo License (includes base, deer combo and annual all-species fishing)

  • Resident - ^$76.00
  • Nonresident - ^$266.00
  • Senior (65+, Michigan residents only) - ^$43.00

Deer License

  • Resident - $20
  • Nonresident - $20
  • Senior (65+, Michigan residents only) - $8

Deer Combo License

  • Resident - $40 (two deer licenses: $20 regular, $20 restricted)
  • Nonresident - $190 (two deer licenses: $20 regular, $170 restricted)
  • Senior (65+, Michigan residents only) - $28 (two deer licenses: $8 regular, $20 restricted)

*Deer Management Assistance Permits

  • $10.00

Elk License (Michigan residents only)

  • $100.00

Fur Harvester License

  • $15.00
  • Senior (65+, Michigan residents only) - $6.00

*Mentored Youth Hunting License

  • $7.50

*Small Game 7-Day Nonresident License

  • $80.00

*Sportcard

  • $1.00

Turkey License - Fall

  • $15.00
  • Senior (65+, Michigan residents only) - $6.00

Turkey License - Spring

  • $15.00
  • Senior (65+, Michigan residents only) - $6.00

Waterfowl License

  • $12.00

 

* Items do NOT require a base license

^ Items include a $1 surcharge. Revenue generated from these funds will be used to educate the public on the benefits of hunting, fishing and trapping in Michigan, and the impact of these activities on the conservation, preservation and management of the state's natural resources in accordance with statute.

For Michigan residents who are veterans with 100-percent disability, fees are waived for hunting and fishing licenses not obtained through a lottery.