Importance of a huting license in U.S.
In U.S. it's mandatory to have a hunting license issued by the state where the hunting will be done in order to comply with the law; however to have a hunting license is more than just an administrative procedure.
Hunting is not only a popular outdoors activity but also a way to control not endangered animal species population, thus hunters are a kind of "tool" for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to excerpt their functions.
By complying with maximum annual quotes as well by paying state licences and fees, hunters are helping to a sustainable control of animal species as well to the acquisition of hundreds of acres for public lands which will serve as wildlife natural reserves, helping to the conservation not only of endangered species, but of all biodiversity on different. states.
Hunting licenses as well duck stamps may be purchased on retail stores dedicated to hunting goods and fishing equipments such as sport goods stores. Local requirements and regulations may vary from state to state, so it's necessary to access the state and Fishing and Wildlife service website to be aware of regulations, requirements and applicable taxes not only for hunters, but also for equipment and hunting gear.
It's important to know that most of licenses need to be renewed annually and there are specific licenses, so if you purchase a deer license you can't go behind feral hogs; on this regard, each season and species may require a particular permission, then it's necessary to confirm on the website or your local retail store what can you hunt with a particular license.
On some states you will need special licenses to hunt with dogs while in others it's mandatory to purchase special permissions beyond the regular license for specific species or seasons. Once again, it's advised to consult local regulations.
Finally when you are going to hunt on a national wildlife refuge, you could require a special license aside to the state one to hunt on that area.
Remember that complying with local regulations will keep you on the right side of the law but also will help to hold a long term, sustainable hunting management while conserving species populations within the healthy limits.
You may consult specific local regulations at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service website.