Multiyear Hunting/Fishing Licenses Now Offered in Ohio


Ohio hunters and anglers now have the option to purchase multiyear hunting/fishing licenses, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. (ODNR)

Residents of Ohio can now buy 3-year, 5-year, 10-year and lifetime hunting or fishing licenses.

Hunters can obtain single-year and multiyear licenses online at or at participating agents. An Ohio driver’s license or state identification must be associated with the customer’s account.

Those looking to score a lifetime license should apply online or at any of the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s five district offices or headquarters in Columbus. At this time, lifetime licenses cannot be obtained through an agent.

Lifetime License Pricing Structure:

  • Youth 3-year hunting – $28.60
  • Youth 5-year hunting – $47.58
  • Youth 10-year hunting – $95.16
  • Youth lifetime hunting or fishing – $430.56
  • Adult 3-year hunting or fishing – $54.08
  • Adult 5-year hunting or fishing – $90.22
  • Adult 10-year hunting or fishing – $180.44
  • Adult lifetime hunting or fishing – $468
  • Senior 3-year hunting or fishing – $28.60
  • Senior 5-year hunting or fishing – $47.58
  • Senior lifetime hunting or fishing – $84.24

Here’s more information found on ODNR’s website:

“Youth multiyear and lifetime licenses are available to any Ohio resident 17 years old and younger at the time of purchase. Senior multiyear and lifetime licenses are available for Ohio residents age 66 and older born on or after Jan. 1, 1938.

All money generated from the sale of multiyear and lifetime licenses will be deposited into the Wildlife Fund, where it will be used to protect and enhance Ohio’s wildlife populations. A hard-plastic card will be provided to lifetime license buyers, and these cards will be available for purchase at an additional cost of $4 to customers who purchase a multiyear license. Cards will be mailed to the customer’s address in seven to 14 days from the purchase date.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, a Lake Erie permit ($11) will be required for all nonresidents to fish Ohio waters of Lake Erie from Jan. 1-April 30 each year. Money generated by this permit will be used for specified purposes related to the protection and improvements of Lake Erie, such as combating invasive species, securing public access and providing for fish management projects in Lake Erie.”

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