Some exciting changes are coming to Arizona hunting and fishing licenses beginning in 2014. A new license and fee structure will be easier for customers and offer more value. Highlights of the changes include:

  • A simplified structure. The former structure of more than 40 license and stamp options is reduced to six license options and a single migratory bird stamp.
  • Bundled privileges for better value. Most licenses will have bundled privileges offering more value. For example, Fishing licenses and Combination Hunt/Fish licenses will include trout, two-pole and Community Fishing privileges.
  • Valid for one year. Licenses (other than the Short-term) will be valid for one year from the date of purchase instead of just for the calendar year.
  • Youth Combination Hunt and Fish license for only $5. The Youth Combination Hunt and Fish license will cost only $5 (as opposed to the current $26.50) and will be required for youth ages 10-17.

Single state migratory bird stamp.

The only state stamp that will be required is the Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp, which is required (along with your hunting license) for the taking of migratory birds (such as doves, band-tailed pigeons), including waterfowl (such as ducks, geese). This stamp costs $5 and takes the place of the two current separate state stamps (Arizona Migratory Bird Stamp and Arizona Waterfowl Stamp, which is being discontinued). Keep in mind that individuals age 16 and older who wish to hunt waterfowl will still be required to also purchase the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp (i.e., Federal Duck Stamp).

The new license structure and fees, which will go into effect January 1, 2014, are as follows:

License Privileges
(subject to hunting and fishing regulations)
 
Resident FeeNonresident
Fee
General Fishing 

Allows take of all fish species statewide, including at Community Fishing waters.

$37$55
General Hunting 

Allows take of small game, fur-bearing animals, predatory animals, certain nongame animals, and upland game birds. A valid tag or stamp is required for the take of big game animals and migratory game birds.

 

$37Not available – see Combination Hunt and Fish license below.
Combination Hunt and Fish 

Allows take of all fish species statewide (including at Community Fishing waters), small game, fur-bearing animals, predatory animals, certain nongame animals and upland game birds. A valid tag or stamp is required for the take of big game animals and migratory game birds.

$57$160
Youth Combination Hunt and Fish (ages 10-17) 

Allows take of all fish species statewide (including at Community Fishing waters), small game, fur-bearing animals, predatory animals, certain nongame animals, migratory game birds and upland game birds. A valid tag is required for the take of big game animals.

$5$5
Short-term Combination Hunt and Fish 

Allows take of all fish species statewide (including at Community Fishing waters), small game, fur-bearing animals, predatory animals, certain nongame animals and upland game birds. A valid stamp is required for the take of migratory game birds. Not valid for the take of big game animals.

$15/day$20/day
Community Fishing 

Allows take of all fish species at Community
Fishing waters.

$24$24
Migratory Bird Stamp 

Allows take of band-tailed pigeons, moorhen, coots, doves, ducks, geese, snipe and swans. Valid July 1 through June 30. This stamp is included with the Youth Combination Hunt and Fish license.

$5$5

Logo courtesy Arizona Game and Fish Department

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