Fishing Licenses

posted Jul 3, 2017, 6:02 AM by Ryan Quinn
A $5 first-time buyer's license is available for Wisconsin residents who have never purchased a fishing license before or who haven't purchased a Wisconsin fishing license in at least 10 years. 
 
Nonresident first-time licenses are $25.75. This license is good for the entire fishing year, which runs through March 31, 2018.

A one-day fishing license costs $8 for residents and $10 for nonresidents. 
 
The purchase price of that one-day license can be credited toward purchase of an annual license. 
 
Wisconsin residents and nonresidents 15 and under always fish free in Wisconsin, as do residents born before Jan. 1, 1927. 
 
Wisconsin resident members of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty and on furlough or leave may obtain a free fishing/small game license at any license agent by providing proof of active service and presenting their furlough/leave papers. 
 
People can buy fishing licenses over the Internet through GO WILD at the Wisconsin DNR website or at any authorized license agent.

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