Indiana's License Changes Take Effect July 1

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Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of several new hunting, fishing and trapping licenses, effective July 1.

The changes include: (1) creation of non-resident youth hunting and trapping licenses, (2) a change so that youth under age 18 no longer need a fishing license to fish in Indiana public waters, (3) the resident youth consolidated hunting license now includes trapping, and (4) seniors who are not required to purchase a fishing license may now purchase a voluntary senior annual fishing license, if they want to do so as a contribution to the benefit of fish and wildlife.

These licenses will be available on the DNR's automated sport licensing system and at license retailers. To purchase online or for more information, see