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THE HUNTING AND FISHING AUTHORITY IN DELAWARE

 

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Delaware fishing license costs (effective Jan. 1, 2012)

License Type License Fee Agent Fee Maximum Cost
Resident fishing (Age 16-64) $8.50 $2.50 $11.00
Non-resident fishing (Age 16 and over) $20 $2.50 $22.50
7-Day Non-resident fishing (Age 16 and over) $12.50 $2.50 $15
Resident Trout Stamp (Age 16-64) $4.20 $1 $5.20
Non-resident Trout Stamp (Age 12 and over) $6.20 $1 $7.20
Young Angler Trout Stamp (Age 12-15) $2.10 $1 $3.10
*Resident boat fishing (20′ vessel and below) $40 $2.50 $40
*Resident boat fishing (Vessel over 20′) $50 $2.50 $50
*Resident head-boat license $300 NA $300
*Resident charterboat license $150 NA $150
*Non-resident boat fishing license (20′ vessel and below) $40 $2.50 $40
*Non-resident boat fishing license (Vessel over 20′) $50 $2.50 $50
*Non-resident head-boat license $600 NA $600
*Non-resident charter boat license $300 NA $300

* New licenses

 
 
 

 Hunting and Trapping Licenses and Permits

Delaware's hunting license year covers the period of July 1 - June 30

Delaware Hunting, Trapping, and Guide Licenses Cost

Delaware Residents


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-Residents

 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  (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 /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

License agents may charge a fee: up to $1.50 to issue licenses, in addition to the cost of the license and up to $1 to issue a stamp and permits.