Apprentice Hunting License Details

Apprentice Hunting License

General Info - Statewide 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.


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    Approval time

  • $10.0 - $20.0

    Application cost

Obtaining the License

Ready to get your license? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. Successful completion of a short, online hunter safety course is required prior to purchasing this license.


Apply for the License

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Maintaining Your License

Renewal and maintenance -

Maintaining your License (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain License/stay in good standing)

  1. 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.

  2. The apprentice and mentor hunter must hunt in close proximity so that the mentor can take immediate control of the archery device or firearm.

  3. 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.

  4. Appropriate stamps are needed to hunt migratory birds and deer (an Archery Stamp, a Muzzleloader Stamp, and a bonus antlered deer stamp).

Agency/Contact

License Issuer - Information

Who issues the license?

Department of Natural Resources dnr.maryland.gov

Contact Information