New Hampshire Fish and Game
Frequently Asked Questions

Answers
Do I need a printer to purchase a license online?

Yes. In order for a license to be valid it must be printed out and signed by the applicant. The license you print at your printer is a valid, official license and no other license will be mailed to you. You may also want to print out the transaction receipt for your records.

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What do I do if my printer failed when printing the license?

After your printer/computer problem is fixed, you can type the URL for your license in the address bar of your browser. This URL was sent to you in your confirmation email, however, you may contact S3 if you need it resent or go to 'reprint license' option.

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What do I do if I lose my license or it gets wet and I need to print another one?

After you complete the license transaction process, you will automatically receive (via email) a purchase receipt and a URL address that keeps a printable copy of your license, if within 48 hours of purchase. If over 48 hours, you will need to 'reprint license' which is one of the options on the first page.  NOTE: Unit L or Unit M Permits cannot be reprinted

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How can my minor child purchase a license without a driver's license?

Minors under 18 years of age who do not yet have a driver's license or state issued non-driver photo identification, may enter their parent or legal guardian's driver's license number when purchasing a NH Hunting or Fishing license. Those over the age of 18 years must have their own driver's license or state issued non-driver photo identification.

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Is the online licensing website secure for credit card transactions?

Yes, when a user begins to purchase a license in our licensing module, the browser and our server enter a secure connection through TLS (Transport Layer Security). Throughout the entire process, all entered data (not only the credit card information, but all the personal information, as well as items selected for purchasing (licenses, permits, applications, etc.)) will be encrypted. In the browser's Location/Address bar, the user should see https:// instead of http://. Our online licensing website is certified by Starfield Technologies.  You must use one of the following browsers:  Internet Explorer V 11 or higher, Edge all Versions, FireFox Version 31 or higher, Chrome Version 30 or higher

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Is there a physical card I need to carry for Hike Safe?

No, the information can be printed out by the consumer at the time of purchase or may be reprinted using 'Reprint Your Hike Safe Card' button on main menu - it is not required to carry the card

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Does the online licensing website offer resident and nonresident fishing/hunting licenses?

Yes. The first section of the licensing module is the residency verification section. If you qualify as a New Hampshire resident, you will need to select the resident. Otherwise, click on the "nonresident.

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What type of payment does the online accept?

Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

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Is there a transaction fee involved with purchasing licenses online?

Yes a $3 internet transaction fee and a 2.25 % credit card fee will be charged for each purchase of licenses or permits.

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What are the contact numbers for licensing questions at NHFG?

Phone: (603) 271-3421 or (603) 271-3422 Email: <a href="mailto:licenseandregistration@wildlife.nh.gov">licenseandregistration@wildlife.nh.gov</a>

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What is the address for NHFG?

The mailing address for general correspondence is: New Hampshire Fish and Game Department 11 Hazen Drive Concord, NH 03301

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Can computer generated licenses purchased at the POS agents be reprinted through the internet?

Yes if purchased at a license agent, it must be at least 1 week from the date of issue otherwise you will need to&nbsp;go back to&nbsp;the original issuing agent.

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