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IC 14-22-12
     Chapter 12. License Fees and Sales

IC 14-22-12-1
Types of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses; fees; donations
    
Sec. 1. (a) The department may issue the following licenses individually or in combination and, except as provided in section 1.5 of this chapter and subject to subsection (b), shall charge the following minimum license fees to hunt, trap, or fish in Indiana:
        (1) A resident yearly license to fish, eight dollars and seventy-five cents ($8.75).
        (2) A resident yearly license to hunt, eight dollars and seventy-five cents ($8.75).
        (3) A resident yearly license to hunt and fish, thirteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($13.75).
        (4) A resident yearly license to trap, eight dollars and seventy-five cents ($8.75).
        (5) A nonresident yearly license to fish, twenty-four dollars and seventy-five cents ($24.75).
        (6) A nonresident yearly license to hunt, sixty dollars and seventy-five cents ($60.75).
        (7) A nonresident yearly license to trap, one hundred seventeen dollars and seventy-five cents ($117.75).
        (8) A resident or nonresident license to fish, including for trout and salmon, for one (1) day only, four dollars and seventy-five cents ($4.75).
        (9) A nonresident license to fish, excluding for trout and salmon, for seven (7) days only, twelve dollars and seventy-five cents ($12.75).
        (10) A nonresident license to hunt for five (5) consecutive days only, twenty-five dollars and seventy-five cents ($25.75).
        (11) A resident or nonresident yearly stamp to fish for trout and salmon, six dollars and seventy-five cents ($6.75).
        (12) A resident yearly license to take a deer with a shotgun, muzzle loading gun, rifle, or handgun, thirteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($13.75).
        (13) A resident yearly license to take a deer with a muzzle loading gun, thirteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($13.75).
        (14) A resident yearly license to take a deer with a bow and arrow, thirteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($13.75).
        (15) A nonresident yearly license to take a deer with a shotgun, muzzle loading gun, rifle, or handgun, one hundred twenty dollars and seventy-five cents ($120.75).
        (16) A nonresident yearly license to take a deer with a muzzle loading gun, one hundred twenty dollars and seventy-five cents ($120.75).
        (17) A nonresident yearly license to take a deer with a bow and arrow, one hundred twenty dollars and seventy-five cents ($120.75).
        (18) A resident license to take an extra deer by a means, in a

location, and under conditions established by rule adopted by the department under IC 4-22-2, five dollars ($5).
        (19) A nonresident license to take an extra deer by a means, in a location, and under conditions established by rule adopted by the department under IC 4-22-2, ten dollars ($10).
        (20) A resident yearly license to take a turkey, fourteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($14.75).
        (21) A nonresident yearly license to take a turkey, one hundred fourteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($114.75).
        (22) A resident license to take an extra turkey by a means, in a location, and under conditions established by rule adopted by the department under IC 4-22-2, fourteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($14.75).
        (23) A nonresident license to take an extra turkey by a means, in a location, and under conditions established by rule adopted by the department under IC 4-22-2, one hundred fourteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($114.75).
        (24) A resident youth yearly consolidated license to hunt, trap, and fish, six dollars ($6). This license is subject to the following:
            (A) An applicant must be less than eighteen (18) years of age.
            (B) The license is in lieu of the resident yearly license to hunt, trap, and fish and all other yearly licenses, stamps, or permits to hunt, trap, and fish for a specific species or by a specific means.
        (25) A nonresident youth yearly license to hunt, seventeen dollars ($17). The applicant must be less than eighteen (18) years of age.
        (26) A nonresident youth yearly license to trap, seventeen dollars ($17). The applicant must be less than eighteen (18) years of age.
        (27) A nonresident youth yearly license to take a turkey, twenty-five dollars ($25). The applicant must be less than eighteen (18) years of age.
        (28) A nonresident youth license to take an extra turkey by a means, in a location, and under conditions established by rule adopted by the department under IC 4-22-2, twenty-five dollars ($25). The applicant must be less than eighteen (18) years of age.
        (29) A nonresident youth yearly license to take a deer with a shotgun, muzzle loading gun, or rifle, twenty-four dollars ($24). The applicant must be less than eighteen (18) years of age.
        (30) A nonresident youth yearly license to take a deer with a muzzle loading gun, twenty-four dollars ($24). The applicant must be less than eighteen (18) years of age.
        (31) A nonresident youth yearly license to take a deer with a bow and arrow, twenty-four dollars ($24). The applicant must be less than eighteen (18) years of age.
        (32) A nonresident youth license to take an extra deer by a

means, in a location, and under conditions established by rule adopted by the department under IC 4-22-2, twenty-four dollars ($24). The applicant must be less than eighteen (18) years of age.
        (33) A resident senior yearly license to fish, three dollars ($3). This license is subject to the following:
            (A) An applicant must be at least sixty-four (64) years of age and born after March 31, 1943.
            (B) The license is in lieu of the resident yearly license to fish and all other yearly licenses, stamps, or permits to fish for a specific species or by a specific means.
        (34) A resident senior "fish for life" license, seventeen dollars ($17). This license is subject to the following:
            (A) An applicant must be at least sixty-four (64) years of age and must have been born after March 31, 1943.
            (B) The license applies each year for the remainder of the license holder's life.
            (C) The license is in lieu of the resident senior yearly license to fish and all other yearly licenses, stamps, or permits to fish for a specific species or by a specific means.
        (35) A voluntary resident senior yearly license to fish, three dollars ($3). This license is subject to the following:
            (A) An applicant must have been born before April 1, 1943.
            (B) The license is instead of the resident yearly license to fish and all other yearly licenses, stamps, and permits to fish for a specific species or by a specific means.
    (b) The commission may set license fees to hunt, trap, or fish above the minimum fees established under subsection (a).
    (c) In addition to the license fees set under this section, the department shall establish a procedure to collect voluntary donations for processing wild game when a hunting license is sold. The minimum suggested donation must be one dollar ($1). The money collected under this section shall be deposited in the Indiana sportsmen's benevolence account (
IC 14-9-5-4).
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15. Amended by P.L.219-1999, SEC.1; P.L.140-1999, SEC.1; P.L.14-2000, SEC.40; P.L.1-2001, SEC.23; P.L.188-2001, SEC.3; P.L.1-2002, SEC.70; P.L.132-2006, SEC.4; P.L.14-2007, SEC.2; P.L.66-2008, SEC.10; P.L.18-2009, SEC.4; P.L.69-2009, SEC.9; P.L.46-2010, SEC.2; P.L.165-2011, SEC.11; P.L.289-2013, SEC.9.

IC 14-22-12-1.5
"Qualified individual"; reduced fee licenses
    
Sec. 1.5. (a) As used in this section, "qualified individual" means an individual who:
        (1) is a resident of Indiana;
        (2) has served in the armed forces of the United States; and
        (3) has a service connected disability, as evidenced by:
            (A) records of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; or


            (B) disability retirement benefits awarded to the individual under laws administered by the United States Department of Defense.
    (b) A qualified individual is entitled to reduced fee hunting and fishing licenses under this section.
    (c) Each year a qualified individual may obtain:
        (1) both:
            (A) a resident yearly license to fish; and
            (B) a resident yearly license to hunt; or
        (2) a resident yearly license to hunt and fish;
by paying a reduced license fee of two dollars and seventy-five cents ($2.75) instead of the fee prescribed by section 1 of this chapter.
    (d) Each decade a qualified individual may obtain:
        (1) both:
            (A) a resident license to fish that is valid for ten (10) years; and
            (B) a resident license to hunt that is valid for ten (10) years; or
        (2) a resident license to hunt and fish that is valid for ten (10) years;
by paying a reduced license fee of twenty-seven dollars and fifty cents ($27.50).
    (e) An applicant for a reduced fee license under this section must do the following:
        (1) Request the license from:
            (A) the department;
            (B) an agent appointed by the director under IC 14-22-11-3; or
            (C) the clerk of the circuit court who is an authorized representative of the department under IC 14-22-11-3 in the county in which the individual resides.
        (2) Present evidence that the applicant is a qualified individual.
As added by P.L.188-2001, SEC.4. Amended by P.L.151-2012, SEC.20.

IC 14-22-12-1.6
Repealed
    
(Repealed by P.L.2-2005, SEC.131.)

IC 14-22-12-1.7
Apprentice hunting license
    
Sec. 1.7. (a) As used in this section, "apprentice hunter" means an individual who hunts under an apprentice hunting license issued under this section.
    (b) The department may issue an apprentice hunting license to a resident or nonresident in lieu of any hunting license authorized under section 1 of this chapter.
    (c) The commission shall establish a fee to be paid by an applicant for an apprentice hunting license issued under this section.
    (d) An apprentice hunter may hunt in Indiana without completing

the course of instruction in hunter education offered by the department or the department's agent under IC 14-22-35.
    (e) An apprentice hunter must:
        (1) comply with the requirements under this article and the rules adopted by the director; and
        (2) while hunting be accompanied by an individual who:
            (A) is at least eighteen (18) years of age; and
            (B) either holds a valid hunting license issued under this chapter or is not required to have a hunting license under IC 14-22-11.
    (f) An individual described in subsection (e)(2) who accompanies an apprentice hunter:
        (1) must be in close enough proximity to monitor the apprentice hunter's activities and communicate with the apprentice hunter at all times; and
        (2) may not accompany more than two (2) holders of an apprentice hunting license at one (1) time.
    (g) An individual may not purchase more than three (3) apprentice hunting licenses of any type during the individual's lifetime.
As added by P.L.14-2008, SEC.2.

IC 14-22-12-2
Use of fees to increase upland game bird population
    
Sec. 2. Except for a license sold under IC 14-22-31-8, the department shall use the following to increase the upland game bird population in Indiana:
        (1) Four dollars ($4) from the cost of every nonresident license to hunt any game for any period in any manner.
        (2) Forty dollars ($40) from the cost of every nonresident license to hunt deer for any period in any manner.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15. Amended by P.L.289-2013, SEC.10.

IC 14-22-12-3
Deposits in deer research and management fund
    
Sec. 3. The department shall deposit in the deer research and management fund twenty dollars ($20) from the cost of every nonresident license to hunt deer for any time in any manner.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.

IC 14-22-12-4
Distinctive form of license
    
Sec. 4. (a) To encourage donations to the fish and wildlife fund, the department may issue on a distinctive form a limited number of any license authorized under section 1 of this chapter.
    (b) The charge for a license issued under this section, which includes the license fee plus a donation to the fish and wildlife fund, may not be less than fifty dollars ($50). The money collected for a license under this section that exceeds the license fee under section 1 of this chapter shall be placed in the fish and wildlife fund.


    (c) The holder of a license issued under this section is not entitled to any privileges in addition to those provided by a license issued under section 1 of this chapter.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.

IC 14-22-12-5
Duplicate licenses
    
Sec. 5. (a) The department may issue a duplicate license to replace a lost license issued to an individual under sections 1 and 4 of this chapter.
    (b) A duplicate license under subsection (a) must meet the following conditions:
        (1) Be signed by the applicant.
        (2) Be accompanied by a fee established by the commission.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15. Amended by P.L.225-2005, SEC.22; P.L.66-2008, SEC.11.

IC 14-22-12-6
Special permit for persons with disabilities
    
Sec. 6. The department may issue a special permit for the taking of wildlife by a person with a disability of such a nature that it is difficult or impossible for the individual to be in a position to take wildlife unless the individual is given special consideration. Statutes and rules may be waived only as necessary to give effect to this section.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.

IC 14-22-12-7
Lifetime licenses; fees
    
Sec. 7. (a) Before July 1, 2005, the director may issue to residents of Indiana lifetime licenses to hunt, fish, or trap. Subject to subsection (b), the following license fees shall be charged:
        (1) Lifetime basic fishing license, twenty (20) times the fee charged for a resident yearly license to fish. This license replaces the resident yearly license to fish.
        (2) Lifetime basic hunting license, twenty (20) times the fee charged for a resident yearly license to hunt. This license replaces the resident yearly license to hunt.
        (3) Lifetime comprehensive fishing license, thirty (30) times the fee charged for a resident yearly license to fish. This license replaces the resident yearly license to fish and all other yearly licenses, stamps, or permits to fish for a specific species.
        (4) Lifetime comprehensive hunting license, sixty (60) times the fee charged for a resident yearly license to hunt. This license replaces the resident yearly license to hunt and all other yearly licenses, stamps, or permits to hunt for a specific species or by a specific means.
        (5) Lifetime comprehensive hunting and fishing license, the fee charged under subdivisions (3) and (4) less ten percent (10%). This license replaces the following:


            (A) The resident yearly license to hunt.
            (B) All other yearly licenses, stamps, or permits to hunt for a specific species or by a specific means.
            (C) The resident yearly license to fish.
            (D) All other yearly licenses, stamps, or permits to fish for a specific species.
        (6) Lifetime trapping license, twenty (20) times the fee charged for a resident yearly license to trap. This license replaces the resident yearly license to trap.
    (b) This subsection applies only to individuals who are at least fifty (50) years of age. The license fees under subsection (a) shall be reduced by the amount determined under STEP THREE of the following formula:
        STEP ONE: Subtract forty-nine (49) from the resident applicant's age in years.
        STEP TWO: Multiply the difference determined under STEP ONE by two and one-half percent (2.5%).
        STEP THREE: Multiply the percentage determined under STEP TWO by the amount of the appropriate fee under subsection (a).
    (c) Each lifetime license:
        (1) is nontransferable;
        (2) expires on the death of the person to whom the license was issued; and
        (3) may be suspended or revoked for the same causes and according to the same procedures that a resident yearly license to hunt, fish, or trap, as appropriate, may be suspended or revoked.
    (d) No part of a lifetime hunting, fishing, or trapping license is refundable. However, the holder of:
        (1) a basic license to hunt or fish may be given credit for the current cost of such a license when purchasing a comprehensive license to hunt or fish or hunt and fish; and
        (2) a comprehensive license to hunt or fish may be given credit for the current cost of such a license when purchasing a lifetime comprehensive license to hunt and fish.
    (e) All money received under this section shall be deposited in the lifetime hunting, fishing, and trapping license trust fund established by IC 14-22-4.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15. Amended by P.L.17-1997, SEC.5; P.L.225-2005, SEC.23.

IC 14-22-12-7.5
Automated point of sales licensing system
    
Sec. 7.5. (a) As used in this section, "automated point of sale licensing system" means a system designed to dispense hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses.
    (b) Before July 1, 2005, the department shall develop and implement an automated point of sale licensing system for use in Indiana for the sale of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses to residents and nonresidents of Indiana.


    (c) The department shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to implement this section.
As added by P.L.186-2003, SEC.61.

IC 14-22-12-8
Service fees for agents
    
Sec. 8. Each license agent who is authorized to sell licenses under this article shall retain a seventy-five cent ($0.75) service fee for each license sold.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15. Amended by P.L.186-2003, SEC.62.

IC 14-22-12-9
Retention of service fee
    
Sec. 9. The clerk of the circuit court in each county shall retain as the property of the county the service fees provided by section 8 of this chapter from the sale of licenses sold by the clerk. The clerk shall pay the fees promptly into the county general fund as other fees are paid.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15. Amended by P.L.186-2003, SEC.63.

IC 14-22-12-10
Repealed
    
(Repealed by P.L.186-2003, SEC.82.)

IC 14-22-12-11
Bond of agents
    
Sec. 11. (a) Agents designated by the director and serving directly under the director's supervision must execute a bond meeting the following requirements:
        (1) The bond is payable to the state in an amount:
            (A) not less than five thousand dollars ($5,000); but
            (B) sufficient to cover the value of licenses distributed to the agent.
        (2) The surety is approved by the director.
        (3) The bond is conditioned on the proper selling of the licenses and proper accounting for all money due to the state.
    (b) An agent's obligations under this section expire on the earlier of:
        (1) the date on which the agent begins offering hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses for sale under an automated point of sale licensing system implemented under section 7.5 of this chapter; or
        (2) July 1, 2005.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15. Amended by P.L.186-2003, SEC.64.

IC 14-22-12-12
Repealed


     (Repealed by P.L.186-2003, SEC.82.)

IC 14-22-12-13
Repealed
    
(Repealed by P.L.186-2003, SEC.82.)

IC 14-22-12-14
Excessive or insufficient charges prohibited
    
Sec. 14. A person may not directly or indirectly charge, collect, or receive for a license required under this article more or less than the amount specified in this article, regardless of the official capacity of the person or the relationship to the licensee.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.

IC 14-22-12-15
Deposits in fish and wildlife fund
    
Sec. 15. All license fees shall be deposited into the fish and wildlife fund.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.