Although the holiday season has come and gone, there is a perfect gift for the outdoors enthusiast that works any time of the year.

A fishing and/or hunting license is good all year long and it benefits wildlife and the wild places they enjoy, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

A youth license, a lifetime license or an annual hunting or fishing license are all great examples of how to give access to the great outdoors and provide support for Georgia wildlife and state-managed lands. Youth and lifetime licenses come with a plastic card.

Youth License: The Youth Sportsman’s License is $15 and is for those under 16. The license provides for both hunting and fishing privileges, and is good through age 17, giving them a full year sportsman’s license once they reach age 16 (when they are required to have a license).

Resident Lifetime Licenses: With a lifetime license, a Georgia resident hunter or angler will not need to pay for another state hunting or fishing license – ever! From hunting trophy whitetails to casting for lunker largemouths, their cherished recreation in Georgia is covered. Applications and document details are at

Annual or Other Licenses: Can’t purchase a lifetime license? How about an annual or 2-year license? This purchase provides your sportsman or woman access to the Georgia outdoors, and even if they already have a current license, the license you purchase will “stack” onto their existing one.

The Wildlife Resources Division uses hunting and fishing license sales to fulfill its wildlife mission. The sale of paid licenses is a key measure through which states receive federal wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration funding. Uses of this funding in Georgia vary from operating public fishing areas to managing the state’s 1 million-strong deer herd.

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