REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY
Only legal residents of Oklahoma for six months preceding application date, who intend to remain permanent residents of Oklahoma, may obtain a lifetime license. Any resident of Oklahoma who reaches 64 years of age shall be eligible for the senior citizen lifetime license during the calendar year in which said person turns 65 years of age. Any resident of Oklahoma born before January 1, 1923 is exempt from purchasing a hunting and/or fishing license and receives the benefits of the senior citizen lifetime license.
A social security number is required to purchase a lifetime license. Documentation proving residency must be presented for approval, such as:
- If 16 & over, an Oklahoma Driver’s License or ID Card at least 6 months old.
- If under 16, a parent’s latest Oklahoma income tax return showing child as a dependent.
- Must be approved by the County Game Warden or an authorized Department employee.
- Proof of residency for 6 months and intent to remain Oklahoma as permanent residence.
- Hunter Education certification required if applicant is 30 years of age or under.
- Applicants 30 or under who have not completed hunter education will be issued an apprentice-designated license.
- Additional residency documentation may be required.
Note: Licenses are non-transferable. If a hunting and fishing lifetime license is purchased separately, they can not be combined. A lifetime license holder, whether it be combination, hunting, or fishing, will not lose the benefits of the license by a change of address, even if he or she ceases to be an Oklahoma resident by moving out of the state. If you move, you should report your new address to our office.
APPROVAL If ordered by mail, Lifetime License applicants must contact a Game Warden for approval of the application before submitting it to our office. Senior Citizen applicants must contact either a Game Warden or submit the application by mail with a copy of their Oklahoma Driver’s License.
PAYMENT Cashier’s check, money order, VISA or MasterCard. Personal checks for Lifetime Licenses will be accepted, however, the lifetime license will be held for three weeks (3 weeks).
REPLACEMENT If the lifetime license is lost or you need a replacement, a duplicate license will be issued for a fee of $5.
All lifetime licenses are non-transferable and must be obtained by mail or in person from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation at the address listed above.