Get Your DNRid Card and Number


Obtaining your DNRid Card and Number is quick and free. Your DNRid Card is the quick and easy way for a representative to locate your account in COMPASS consistently each time to limit the data entry involved in each purchase. Most importantly, this card in your hand proves that you are verified in COMPASS and your information is accurate. Private Landowners and other individuals exempt from hunting license requirements will need to obtain their DNRid Card to report deer and turkey harvest through COMPASS and the telephone system. Please follow these quick instructions for the option that best matches your scenario.

Enrollment is a one-time process, but if your information changes at any time you can update from your COMPASS account and then print a new DNRid Card. Additionally, the DNRid Card will always print with your license, so obtaining a fresh copy is convenient and always free. View our Tutorial before obtaining your DNRid Card!

If you have never purchased a Maryland Hunting or Fishing License previsouly, select either "I’ve never purchased a license from DNR" or "Create a New Account."

Then, complete our 5 step customer enrollment process, entering all required information.

The last step of new customer enrollment is the validation of your email address and activation of our COMPASS account. After you enter your email address and password, COMPASS will send a portal/account verification email to the email address you provided. This verification email will ask you to click on the provided link to activate your account.

Once active, you should login to COMPASS with your email address as your username and your created password to enter your home page. From your COMPASS home page, look for the ‘Downloads’ section and select DNRid Card, which is the first link. COMPASS will generate your DNRid Card for printing. Your DNRid card contains your DNRid number, any certifications and your name and address.

If you purchased a Maryland Hunting or Fishing License in the past 3 years, you will access COMPASS using your date of birth and one of the following:

  • Previous license (to reference the license number), or

  • Driver's license number (without dashes or spaces)


    At the COMPASS portal login, select ‘Use Identification and Date of Birth’ to verify your information migrated over from our legacy systems and activate your COMPASS account. Upon confirmation of your email address and password, you will receive a verification email requesting you to click the provided link to activate your COMPASS account.

    Once active, you should login to COMPASS with your email address as your username and your created password to enter your home page. From your COMPASS home page, look for the ‘Downloads’ section and select DNRid Card, which is the first link. COMPASS will generate your DNRid Card for printing. Your DNRid card contains your DNRid number, any certifications and your name and address.

If you already have a COMPASS account:

  • Login with your username (registered email) and password; or

At the COMPASS portal login, select either ‘Use my Login and Password’ to access your COMPASS account. From your COMPASS home page, look for the ‘Downloads’ section and select DNRid Card, which is the first link. COMPASS will generate your DNRid Card for printing. Your DNRid card contains your DNRid number, any certifications and your name and address.

When you are ready, browse to COMPASS to Get Your DNRid Card