DNR licenses

94 Licenses

7 Day Non-Tidal Sport Fishing License (Resident)

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

Allows the holder to recreationally fish in non-tidal waters of the state for 7 days. Must be Maryland resident.

Valid for 7 days Last revised : No Date
Immediately Approval time
$8 Application cost
5-10 mins Average completion time

American Eel Permit

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

Permit allows commercial harvesting of eel.

Valid for 1 year Last revised : No Date
1 day Approval time
$0 Application cost
1-5 mins Average completion time

Annual Shooting Permit for the Elk Neck State Forest Range

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

Elk Neck State Forest Yearly Range Permits can also be purchased from any authorized Sport License Sales agent or online at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Sport License Sales.  Annual Permits for users ages 18 to 61 are $50, and over age 62 are $25 (Senior).  Shooting ranges for bow, hand gun, shotgun and rifle are also available to the public.  Day-use Permits are accessed from a self-service honor system located at the Maintenance Complex, and are $10.

Valid until Dec 31st Last revised : No Date
1-2 mins Approval time
$25-$50 Application cost
5-10 mins Average completion time

Apprentice Hunting License

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

The Apprentice Hunting License is a one-time license available to both residents and nonresidents who have never hunted before.

Valid for Up to 1 Year Last revised : No Date
30 days Approval time
$10-$20 Application cost
5-10 mins Average completion time

Aquatic Scientific Collection Permit

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

Collection Permits allow the sampling, removal or possession of aquatic organisms from Maryland waters that may not be permitted under commercial or recreational fishing licenses. This permit covers scientific research or educational projects, collections of display animals, ecological monitoring or in-stream surveys, but may not be used to collect animals for sale or personal use.  Please visit our Wildlife and Heritage Service scientific collection permit webpage for collection permits for non-aquatic organisms.

Valid until Dec 31st Last revised 11/30/2017
Varies Approval time
$10 Application cost
30-300 mins Average completion time

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