Returned Licenses

GFP is now accepting tag returns for all big game and limited draw seasons.

License holders not planning on hunting for any reason, must have their licenses postmarked before the beginning of the respective season based on specific dates provided by GFP. Hunters returning their tags will receive a full refund, no questions asked, and preference points for that season will be retained. 

Any returned license will be posted on the GFP licensing website and available via the lottery process. Hunters applying for return tags will be able to put in a first and second choice for each season. Preference points will not be used during this process. In many cases, such as paddlefish, a current license holder for that season will not be eligible to apply for a return tag. 

Currently, the following seasons are eligible for returns:

Lake Francis Case Paddlefish

  • Return licenses must be postmarked by April 30.
  • Online applications for returned licenses will be taken from 12 p.m. CST April 26 until 8 a.m. CST May 5.
  • Only open to anglers not holding a 2021 license for this season.
  • Lottery draw on May 5.
  • Tags mailed out May 5.

Current Lake Francis Case Paddlefish Returned Licenses Eligible for Draw: 9