- Legal residents of Oklahoma who have resided in this state for at least six months and disabled as certified by the Veteran’s Administration (V.A.)
You may also download and mail the completed application with payment or necessary documents to the address listed on the application. If you have any additional questions about these licenses or applications, please contact the License Section here on our contact form or by calling (405) 521-3852.
Lifetime License Applications
For Resident Lifetime Licenses, you will have to submit an application. The process can be completed online, by mail, or in person at our Oklahoma City Headquarters office (1801 N. Lincoln Oklahoma City, OK 73105). If you are mailing your application, the county game warden or an authorized Department employee must approve your application prior to submitting the application.
For your local county game warden, please click here. If you will be processing your application in person, you will need to bring the following documents with you: Oklahoma Driver's License and your Hunter Education card (if you are 30 years of age or under). Your Oklahoma Driver's license must be at least six (6) months old. If a person does not hold a valid driver's license, the Department may consider other reliable documentation for establishing proof of residency including, but not limited to, property tax receipts, resident income tax returns, voter registration, motor vehicle or vessel registrations, and other public records documenting residence. If you are under sixteen years of age, a parent’s Oklahoma tax return showing you as a dependent or a report card from an Oklahoma school will provide the required proof of residency. These documents must be provided before the lifetime license can be issued.
You may purchase a lifetime license as a gift for someone however, you must provide all documentation as listed above.
There are no age restrictions on purchasing a lifetime license for an individual.
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.
What is Included in a Lifetime License?
LIFETIME COMBINATION HUNTING/FISHING LICENSE, $775.00 (SENIOR CITIZEN COMBINATION, $25.00)
As the owner of a lifetime combination license, you may hunt and fish in the State of Oklahoma for as long as you live, subject to the rules set forth for the separate hunting and fishing licenses described below.
LIFETIME HUNTING LICENSE, $625.00 (SENIOR CITIZEN HUNTING, $15.00)
Lifetime hunting license holders are exempt from purchasing an annual hunting license; Oklahoma waterfowl stamp; Wildlife Conservation Passport; Fur License; Annual Trapping License; deer, elk, antelope, and turkey licenses; and controlled hunt permits. The Online Check Station will allow you to print any necessary carcass tags when animals are checked in. Bobcats require a federal tag which may be obtained from Oklahoma game wardens, Department biologists, Department field offices, or specially designated stations at no charge. The lifetime hunting license does not exempt the holder from purchasing a bear license, H.I.P. permit (ages 16 to 64), federal permits, federal fees that may be required (such as a federal duck stamp or federal controlled hunt user fee), or a land access permit for designated areas. If the license holder hunts migratory birds, he/she must fill out a yearly migratory bird survey (HIP permit). The HIP permit may be obtained free of charge online or it can be purchased at a license dealership for $3.00.
LIFETIME FISHING LICENSE, $225.00 (SENIOR CITIZEN FISHING, $15.00)
Lifetime fishing license holders are exempt from purchasing an annual fishing license. The lifetime fishing license does not exempt you from having to purchase a Lake Texoma license if you fish on the Texas side of Lake Texoma (unless age 65 or over), a land access permit for designated areas, or a paddlefish permit.