Licenses and Permits Required to Hunt and Trap in Delaware
Delaware's hunting license year covers the period of July 1 through June 30. Lost or damaged licenses can be replaced by contacting the Division of Fish & Wildlife's Dover Office at 302-739-9918.
Delaware Hunting, Trapping, and Guide Licenses Cost
Delaware Resident Hunting License (Age 16-64) $25
Delaware Resident Junior Hunting License (Age 13-15) $5
Delaware Resident Guide/Hunting License (Age 16-64) $100
Delaware Resident Trapping License $3.50
Non-Resident Hunting License (Age 16 and Over) - Reciprocal Fees
Non-Resident Junior Hunting License (Age 13-15) - Reciprocal Fees
Non-Resident 3-Day Hunting License (Small Game) (Age 16 and Over) $50
Non Resident Guide/Hunting License (Age 16 and Over) $300
Non-Resident Trapping License $25
Additional Deer Tags, Permits, and Stamps
Delaware Resident Hunters Choice/Quality Buck Tag Combo. $10
Additional Antlerless Tag (Delaware Residents and Non-Residents) $10
Non-Resident Quality Buck Tag $25
Non-Resident Antlered Deer Tag $25
Public Waterfowl Blind/Deer Stand Day Permit $20
Resident Migratory Waterfowl Stamp (Age 16-64) $9
Non-Resident Migratory Waterfowl Stamp (Age 16 and Over) $9
NOTE: License agents may charge a fee: up to $2.50 to issue licenses, $1 to issue a stamp and $1.50 for additional deer tags and permits.
• Resident and non-resident hunters born after January 1, 1967, must complete a 10-hour safety course before obtaining a hunting license.
• All individuals receiving monetary or in kind compensation for providing personal guide service to hunters are required to have a Delaware Guide License.
• A Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp is required for any person 16 years or older to hunt waterfowl. Stamps are sold at Post Offices. No exceptions are made for persons 65 years or older for purchasing Federal Stamps.
• Snow Goose License Reciprocity – Any Maryland resident who is licensed to hunt snow geese in Maryland with a resident license, or who has a legal right to hunt snow geese in Maryland without a license, may hunt snow geese (only) in Delaware but must have a Delaware state waterfowl stamp.