Published October 25, 2009, 12:00 AM

ASK THE DNR: Lifetime hunting licenses

Lifetime licenses are available at any of the 1,800 license agents located throughout the state, by calling (888) 665-4236 or online at www.mndnr.gov/licenses.

Q. The fall hunting season is upon us. Do resident or nonresident hunters who possess a lifetime Minnesota hunting license need to get a license for the current year?

A. Every hunter or angler who possesses a lifetime Minnesota hunting license must obtain an annual license at no cost for the current year. Those planning to hunt pheasant, waterfowl or fish for trout and salmon must purchase the necessary stamps. Hunters who intend to harvest migratory game birds must also get their HIP (Harvest Information Program) certification.

All deer hunters, including lifetime deer licensees, must apply for antlerless permits before the deadline each season. Regular lifetime deer licenses will be issued at no charge to the licensee, but hunters will be charged for any additional bonus deer licenses.

Lifetime licenses are available at any of the 1,800 license agents located throughout the state, by calling (888) 665-4236 or online at www.mndnr.gov/licenses.

— Steve Michaels, DNR License Center program director

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