Photo courtesy W.Va. DNR

WVDNR launches updated hunting, fishing licensing system

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources on Monday launched an updated electronic licensing system, which will make it easier for hunters and anglers to buy a license and check game.

The updated system is available at and allows sportspersons to purchase a West Virginia hunting and fishing license and check game at their convenience over the Internet, at license retailers throughout the state and at WVDNR district offices.

“We are continuing to innovate the way we serve outdoorsmen and women in West Virginia and this updated ELS system will make it easier for folks to buy their license and stamps each year, check their game and apply for lottery hunts and look for other hunting and fishing opportunities in our beautiful state,” said WVDNR Director Stephen McDaniel.

The updated licensing system features:

  • A modern interface that is easier to use and more secure.
  • A responsive design that works on smartphones, tablets and computers.
  • An improved cart and checkout experience.

In addition to buying a license and checking game, users can use the updated system to look up information about hunting and fishing regulations and find important information about outdoor recreation in West Virginia. Users also can print licenses and field tags and manage their DNR profile.

How to use WVDNR’s updated electronic licensing system

Using the electronic licensing system is easy, but users should take time to familiarize themselves with the new site. To log in, users will be required to create a new username and password. For security and privacy reasons, log in credentials used to access the old system will not work.

Those who already have a DNR ID will need to click on the “Look up your Account” button, enter their social security number, date of birth and last name and follow the prompts to verify existing information, add any missing information and change their username and password. Those who have never purchased a West Virginia hunting or fishing license can simply click the “Enroll Today” button. 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on print
Share on email

The Latest from My Buckhannon

ELKINS, WV—Susan Abbott, APRN, FNP-BC, will work at Davis Health System’s Better Sleep Center, Buckhannon Medical Care and the Alternative Screening Unit (ASU). Originally, from...
CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice has declared a State of Emergency for 18 counties affected by recent flooding, including Upshur, Randolph, Pocahontas and Braxton counties. Other...
CHARLESTON — During Wednesday’s briefing, Gov. Justice announced that West Virginia will start offering COVID-19 vaccines to additional state residents beginning immediately. “We’re going to...
BUCKHANNON – New Upshur Stars were introduced to county school system’s galaxy last week during the Upshur County Board of Education’s meeting Tuesday. Eddie Vincent,...
BUCKHANNON – A West Virginia Wesleyan College student was arrested over the weekend after allegedly stealing a vehicle from the Sheetz parking lot. David Nichols, 19, of Buckhannon, was arrested one on count grand larceny, a felony. According to the […]

This content is available exclusively to My Buckhannon premium members. Join today and unlock unlimited access to all our content, including local news stories, photo galleries, community columns and much more.

FAIRMONT — Fairmont State University students, Peydan McVickers and Kiersten Lowdermilk, have been selected to participate in the 18th Annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol....
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 232 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State. Locally,...
ART26201 will host the 1st Annual Gray Barker Young Liars Camp, open to high school ages, from June 14-18, 2021, at the Colonial Theatre/Cinema V...
CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Division of Highways road crews were out in force on Monday, March 1, 2021, battling mudslides, flooding and fallen trees...
BUCKHANNON – A St. Joseph’s Hospital representative on Tuesday said vaccine clinics are slated to take place twice weekly – on Wednesdays and Fridays –...

(Please wait while we load more stories…)

Thank you for reading this story. Our sponsors help make My Buckhannon possible. Show 'em some love!