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Lifetime Sportsman's License

Lifetime Sportsman’s Licenses — other than the Age 65+ Resident License — are only available for purchase by downloading a Lifetime Sportsman's License application, filling it out and mailing it along with the required documents to the address on the form. You can purchase in select offices. Lifetime Sportsman’s Licenses are not available for purchase online or at retail agents.

Georgia residents 65 and older can obtain a Senior Lifetime Sportsman’s hunting and fishing license at no cost. This no-cost lifetime license can be obtained online, by telephone, or from license agent locations - information on these three methods.

Once legally obtained, Georgia lifetime licenses remain valid even if a person later becomes a resident of another state.

Lifetime Licenses are full-privilege sportsman's licenses, and include all state paid recreational hunting and fishing privileges (see below for additional no-cost state licenses that may be required).

Lifetime Licenses include the privileges available from these licenses:

  • Hunting
  • Big Game
  • Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
  • Alligator- the lifetime license includes alligator hunting when holding the alligator permit or assisting the quota permit holder. How to get a quota permit.
  • Georgia Waterfowl Conservation
  • Salt and Freshwater Fishing
  • Mountain Trout

 

Lifetime Licenses
Resident
Non-Resident
Under 2 Years Old
$200
$200
Ages 2-15
$350
N/A
Ages 16 and Older
$500
N/A
Ages 60 and Older
$95
N/A
Ages 65 and Older
FREE
N/A
Veteran
$400
N/A
Non-Resident Grandchild
N/A
$1,000

 

Remaining licenses or permits that may be needed:

  • The free annual state deer and turkey harvest record
  • The free annual state HIP License for migratory birds
  • A free state deer dog hunting license
  • The free annual state SIP License for salt water fishing
  • The federal duck stamp (federally required)
     

All of these must be renewed annually and are available anywhere Georgia licenses are sold, including through our online website, by phone, or at a license agent (with the exception of the federal duck stamp). More information on these licenses.

Trapping or other commercial licenses are not included.

 



 
Lifetime Sportsman’s Licenses are available to only:

  • Residents of Georgia -defined as any person with continuous domicile within Georgia for a minimum of 3 consecutive months immediately prior to procuring this license.
    • Full-time active duty military personnel and their dependents that are not residents of Georgia may purchase resident short term, resident annual and resident 2-year licenses, but not lifetime licenses.
    • Nonresident landowners owning land in Georgia are not residents and must obtain a nonresident license to hunt or fish. A person may not be a resident of two states.
  • Non-residents less than 2 years of age, and to grandchildren less than 16 years of age of current RESIDENT Lifetime License holders (does not include free Senior Lifetime License holders).

     

Adult Lifetime License:

•    Must provide a copy of either a valid GA Driver's License* or valid Georgia ID Card*
•    Such person may not be a resident of any other state.
•    Copy of Hunter Education Card: if obtained. Include State where Hunter Ed was acquired.

Infant Lifetime Licenses (ages 0 < 2):
•    Require a copy of the child’s birth certificate
•    Parent’s ID

Resident Youth (ages 2 < 16):
•    Require a copy of the child’s birth certificate
•    A parent’s/legal guardian Georgia Driver’s License* or Georgia ID Card* to show residency
•    Copy of Hunter Education Card: if obtained. Include State where Hunter Ed was acquired.
 
Senior (age 65+):
•    Copy of Picture ID (choose one): Current GA Driver’s License* or Georgia ID Card*

Veterans (Honorably Discharged Only):
•    Copy of Picture ID (choose one): Current GA Driver’s License* or Georgia ID Card*
•    Copy of DD 214: providing evidence that the applicant served more than 90 days of federal active duty military service and was honorably discharged
•    Copy of Hunter Education Card: if obtained; only number required if age 26 or older and born on/after 01/01/1961. Include the state where Hunter Education was acquired.

Non-Resident Grandchild (2 years to <16 years of age):
•    Require a copy of the child’s birth certificate
•    Copy of Hunter Education Card: if obtained. Include State where Hunter Ed was acquired.
•    Notarized Certification of relationship of Lifetime License holder and Grandchild
Copy of Grandparent’s Picture ID (choose one): GA Driver’s License* or Georgia ID Card*

*Must be issued by Department of Driver Services, must be current, and not including a GA Driver's License or Georgia ID Card issued pursuant to O.C.G.A. §40-5-21.1 - temporary license


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