Disabled Veterans' Hunting & Fishing (DAV) Licenses

Indiana residents who have served in the armed forces and have a documented service connected disability eligible for a DAV license. If you're looking for the disabled hunting permit application, visit our permitting website.

Steps to get your DAV license:

  1. Fill out your application form. 
    Applications are available from your County Veteran Service Officer or online.
  2. Include your USDVA File number.
  3. Send your application, payment and self-addressed stamped envelope to:
    DNR Customer Service Center
    402 W. Washington St., Room W160
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
  4. Once you receive your certified application, you may use it to purchase your first DAV license either in the mail through the DNR customer service center or by taking the attached application certified by the Indiana Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs to a DNR property. You can send in a check or money order payable to IDNR when you submit the application and your license will be mailed to you upon the certification by the Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs and payment for the license.
  5. Within two weeks, your signed and sealed certified application will be returned to you. You will need to retain this letter for your future use.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for the DAV license?

Indiana residents who have served in the Armed forces and have a documented service connected disability.

How can I purchase my DAV license?

You will need to purchase your first DAV license either in the mail through the DNR customer service center or by taking the attached application certified by the Indiana Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs to a DNR property. You can send in a check or money order payable to IDNR when  you submit the application and your license will be mailed to you upon the certification by the Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs and payment for the license.

How much does the license cost and what does it cover?

The license sells for $2.75 and covers the hunting of small game as well as fishing, excluding any stamps. Or you can buy a 10 year DAV license for $27.50. This covers the same as above for a total of 10 hunting/fishing seasons.

Are stamps included on the license?

No, Game bird, Waterfowl and Trout and Salmon stamps are not included in the discount.

Can I buy stamps for my DAV license?

Yes, you may purchase stamps at the regular price to affix to your DAV license.

Does my DAV license cover deer or turkey hunting?

No, your DAV license is good for small game hunting or fishing only.

How do I purchase my license in future years?

Once you receive your certified application, you may use it or your previous license to purchase future licenses on-line or at any retailer and eliminate any delay.  Please note that your first DAV license must be purchased at the IDNR Customer Service Center or an IDNR property. Just show your license or certified application to the vendor for proof of your eligibility.

Who sells the DAV licenses?

 Most state properties sell the DAV licenses as well as many licensed vendors around the state.

Who may I contact if I have any questions or concerns?

You may contact the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, at (317) 232-4200 or the Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs, at (317) 232-3910.

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