Apprentice Hunting License
The Apprentice Hunting License is a one-time license available to both residents and nonresidents who have never hunted before in the state of Maryland.
Satisfactory completion of a short, online hunter safety course is required prior to purchasing the license and the apprentice hunter is required to hunt with a resident at least 18 years old who possesses a valid Maryland non-apprentice hunting license. The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP), Safety Education Section provides Hunter Education Courses.
How to get your license?
Obtaining the License
Steps, requirements and documents
Successful completion of a short, online hunter safety course is required prior to purchasing this license.
How do I apply?
Apply or register
How do I maintain or renew my license?
Maintaining Your License
Renewal after Up to 1 Year
You may need to meet or abide by all of the following requirements
in order to maintain or renew your license
The apprentice hunter must be accompanied and directly supervised by a Maryland resident at least 18 years old who possesses a valid Maryland non-apprentice hunting license.
The apprentice and mentor hunter must hunt in close proximity so that the mentor can take immediate control of the archery device or firearm.
The apprentice hunter can hunt unaccompanied if the full hunter safety course was taken and a Certificate of Competency in Firearms and Hunting Safety was acquired.
Appropriate stamps are needed to hunt migratory birds and deer (an Archery Stamp, a Muzzleloader Stamp, and a bonus antlered deer stamp).