Hunt and Fish for a lifetime with the Lifetime Sportsman's License
Make a life-long commitment to wildlife this spring when purchasing a new hunting or fishing license by investing in a lifetime sportsmanís license. This license covers a lifetime of all necessary state hunting and fishing licenses (except the federal duck stamp) that a hunter or angler would need for year-round hunting and fishing enjoyment.
The lifetime sportsmanís license is a great investment for both the avid outdoors enthusiast and also for the wildlife that benefits from the sale of this license. It is especially cost-advantageous to the buyer to purchase one for those under the age of 16, due to the lower price.
Hunters and anglers who purchase a lifetime sportsmanís license may order an attractive, plastic card with their name, date of birth and identification number embossed on one side and a photograph of a white-tailed deer and a largemouth bass on the other side. A temporary license will be issued for immediate use until the actual card arrives in the mail. Lifetime sportsmanís license prices range from $200 to $500, depending on the age of the person for whom the license is purchased. Lifetime sportsmanís license prices are as follows:
- Under age 2 - $200
- Ages 2-15 - $350
- Ages 16 and up - $500
- Ages 60-64 - $95
- Ages 65+ - FREE
- $10 for a plastic permanent card applies to all groups above
Due to the strict residency requirements, lifetime sportsmanís licenses only are sold at WRD offices or by mail. Sportsmen and women can mail an application for a lifetime sportsmanís license to one of these locations, but they must provide proof that they have been a Georgia resident for the preceding 12 months. Proof of residency for those under 16 includes a certified copy of the applicantís birth certificate and documentation of the parentsí Georgia residence. Proof of residency for adults includes a Georgia driverís license or an official Georgia ID card and one of the following: Georgia income tax form or G-2 form from the previous year, voter registration card, current automobile registration or warranty deed to property named on the applicantís photo ID.