DNR launches new license system

Last Updated on June 17, 2016 by cassnetwork

Buying licenses online will be easier and more convenient for hunters, anglers and trappers thanks to a new system through the DNR.

The new system at requires customers 18 and older to create an online account. Customers can use the account to purchase their licenses, purchase or redeem gift certificates, acquire their Harvest Information Program (HIP) number, and make donations. Having information saved to an account makes purchasing future licenses much easier for yourself and for any children under age 18 that you list as an associate. If you’re already a DNR customer, use your Customer ID located on the top left of your license to log in.

The improvements include:

Free reprints of licenses.
The ability to save a license to your smartphone through the print feature. (Electronic copies of licenses are now valid.)
An option to print all valid licenses on one piece of paper, no matter when they were purchased.
The ability to view your active licenses and licenses that have expired in the last 30 days.
License options adjusted for your age, residency and hunter education status.
Quick links for hunting, fishing and trapping regulations, the Wild Bulletin e-newsletter, and social media accounts for the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife.
A “shopping cart” feature that allows you to see what you are buying.
Email receipts.

The system accepts Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

A future version will include the CheckIN Game feature that allows hunters to use computers and mobile devices to check in their harvest through their account.

An access fee will offset the cost of the upgraded system. The fee is $1 per license, plus $1 and 2 percent of the total on each license. For example, if you use to purchase an annual resident fishing license, your cost would be $19.34 ($17 for the license, plus $1 for the license, plus $1.34).

No fee is charged for donations, gift certificates, registering for HIP, or checking in game.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Department of Natural Resources