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Resident First-Time Buyer Hunting and Fishing License Fees

Overview

Wisconsin offers reduced fees for residents purchasing hunting and fishing licenses for the first time. This initiative encourages new participants in hunting and fishing activities.

First-Time Buyer License Fees

  1. Gun Deer Licenses:

    • Gun Deer First-time Buyer: $5.00
    • Junior Gun Deer First-time Buyer (for younger hunters): $5.00
  2. Archery Licenses:

    • Archer First-time Buyer: $5.00
    • Junior Archer First-time Buyer: $5.00
  3. Small Game Licenses:

    • Small Game First-time Buyer: $5.00
    • Junior Small Game First-time Buyer: $5.00
    • Senior Small Game First-time Buyer: $5.00
  4. Fishing Licenses:

    • Annual Fishing First-time Buyer (Ages 18-64): $5.00
    • Annual Fishing First-time Buyer (Ages 16 & 17): $5.00
    • Annual Fishing First-time Buyer (Over 64 years old): $5.00
  5. Trapping License:

    • Trapping First-time Buyer: $5.00
  6. Turkey Hunting Licenses:

    • Spring Turkey First-time Buyer: $5.00
    • Fall Turkey License & Harvest Authorization First-time Buyer: $5.00

Key Points

  • Eligibility: These rates are applicable for Wisconsin residents who are buying these licenses for the first time.

  • Encouraging Participation: The reduced fees are designed to encourage more people to try hunting, fishing, and trapping, promoting outdoor activities and wildlife conservation awareness.

  • Diverse Options: The variety of licenses available at this reduced rate allows new hunters and anglers to explore different types of game and fishing activities.

Resident Combination Licenses: Types and Prices

Available License Types and Fees

  1. Conservation Patron

    • Price: $165.00
    • Details: This license offers a comprehensive package for outdoor enthusiasts. For more specific information, refer to the designated section on the relevant website or at the license issuing authority.
  2. Conservation Patron Junior (12-17 years old)

    • Price: $75.00
    • Details: Tailored for young hunters and anglers aged 12-17, this license provides similar privileges as the adult Conservation Patron license. Additional information can be found in the related information section.
  3. Purple Heart Conservation Patron

    • Price: $10.00
    • Details: This special-rate license is dedicated to Purple Heart recipients. Further details on eligibility and benefits are available under the specified section.
  4. Sports (Fishing, Small Game, & Deer Gun Hunting)

    • Price: $60.00
    • Details: Ideal for enthusiasts focusing on fishing, small game, and deer gun hunting. This license combines these specific hunting and fishing activities.
  5. Sports Junior (12-17 years old) (Fishing, Small Game, & Deer Gun Hunting)

    • Price: $35.00
    • Details: Designed for younger individuals aged 12-17, this license offers the same privileges as the adult Sports license but at a reduced rate for youth.

Wisconsin Resident General Hunting License Fees

Small Game Hunting Licenses

  • Standard Small Game: $18.00
  • Junior Hunters (Aged 12-17): $9.00
  • Children Under 12 Years Old: $7.00
  • Senior Citizens (65 Years & Older): $9.00

Additional Certifications and Stamps

  • HIP Certification: Free of charge.
  • Federal Duck Stamp: $28.50 (Actual stamp delivered by mail).
  • State Waterfowl Stamp: $12.00.
  • Pheasant Stamp: $10.00.
  • Pheasant Stamp for Children Under 12: $4.50.

Special Applications

  • Sharp-tailed Grouse Application: $3.00 (Deadline details available).
  • Bobcat Application: $6.00 (Deadline details available).
  • Elk Application: $10.00 (Deadline details available).

Special Consideration

  • Armed Forces Small Game License: Free (Not available for online purchase. Additional information required).

Resident Deer Hunting License Fees in Wisconsin

Overview

Wisconsin offers a range of deer hunting licenses for residents, with fees varying by age and hunting method.

Deer Hunting License Fees

  1. Gun Deer Hunting:

    • Adult Gun Deer License: $24.00
    • Junior Gun Deer License (Ages 12-17): $20.00
    • Gun Deer License (Under 12 years old): $7.00
  2. Archery Hunting:

    • Adult Archer License: $24.00
    • Junior Archer License (Ages 12-17): $20.00
    • Archer License (Under 12 years old): $7.00
  3. Crossbow Hunting:

    • Adult Crossbow License: $24.00
    • Junior Crossbow License (Ages 12-17): $20.00
    • Crossbow License (Under 12 years old): $7.00
  4. License Upgrades:

    • Crossbow/Archer Upgrade: $3.00
  5. Antlerless Deer Carcass Harvest Authorization:

    • General (Unit Specific): $12.00
    • For Hunters Under 12 Years Old (Unit Specific): $5.00
  6. Farmer Antlerless Harvest Authorization:

    • Free of Charge (Not available for online purchase)

Resident Turkey Hunting Licenses: Types and Pricing

Spring Turkey Season

  1. Spring Turkey Application

    • Fee: $3.00
    • Details: Required for entering the spring turkey permit drawing. Check deadline information for timely submission.
  2. Spring Turkey License

    • Fee: $15.00
    • Details: Standard license for spring turkey hunting for residents.
  3. Spring Turkey License (Under 12 Years Old)

    • Fee: $7.00
    • Details: Discounted license rate for young hunters under 12.
  4. Turkey Stamp

    • Fee: $5.25
    • Details: Required stamp for turkey hunting.
  5. Turkey Stamp (Under 12 Years Old)

    • Fee: $4.50
    • Details: Reduced price for hunters under 12.
  6. Spring Turkey Harvest Authorization Bonus

    • Fee: $10.00
    • Details: For additional turkey hunting opportunities in the spring. See more information for eligibility and use.
  7. Spring Turkey Harvest Authorization Bonus (Under 12 Years Old)

    • Fee: $5.00
    • Details: Discounted bonus authorization for young hunters.

Fall Turkey Season

  1. Fall Turkey License & Harvest Authorization

    • Fee: $15.00
    • Details: Combined fall turkey hunting license and harvest authorization for residents.
  2. Fall Turkey License & Harvest Authorization (Under 12 Years Old)

    • Fee: $7.00
    • Details: Reduced rate for hunters under 12.
  3. Fall Turkey Harvest Authorization Bonus

    • Fee: $10.00
    • Details: Additional harvest opportunities for the fall season. More information available for specifics.
  4. Fall Turkey Harvest Authorization Bonus (Under 12 Years Old)

    • Fee: $5.00
    • Details: Bonus authorization at a discounted rate for young hunters.

Wisconsin Resident Goose Hunting License Fees

Permits and Certifications

  • Early Goose Permit: $3.00.
  • Statewide Regular Goose Permit: $3.00.
  • HIP Certification: Free of charge.

Required Stamps

  • State Waterfowl Stamp: $12.00.
  • Federal Duck Stamp: $28.50 (Actual stamp delivered by mail).

Resident Bear Hunting License Fees in Wisconsin

Overview

Wisconsin offers different categories of bear hunting licenses for residents, with fees varying based on age and license type.

Bear Hunting License Fees

  1. Class A Bear Hunting License:

    • Adult Class A Bear Hunting License: $49.00
    • Class A Bear Hunting License (Under 12 years old): $7.00
  2. Bear Application Fee:

    • Bear Application (includes deadline information): $4.50

Resident Wolf Harvesting Licenses: Types and Pricing

Available Licenses for Wolf Harvesting

  1. Wolf Harvest License

    • Fee: $49.00
    • Details: This license is required for residents who wish to participate in wolf harvesting activities. It grants the holder the legal right to harvest wolves in accordance with state regulations and guidelines.
  2. Wolf Harvest Application

    • Fee: $10.00
    • Details: Residents interested in wolf harvesting must first submit an application, which is a prerequisite for obtaining the wolf harvest license. This application fee covers the cost of processing and is mandatory for those seeking to obtain a wolf harvest license.

Wisconsin Resident Trapping License Fees

Trapping Licenses

  • Standard Trapping License: $20.00
  • Youth Trapping License: $10.00

Special Trapping Applications

  • Bobcat Application: $6.00
  • Fisher Application: $3.00
  • Otter Application: $3.00

Wisconsin Resident Vehicle Admission Stickers and State Trail Passes

Vehicle Admission Stickers

  • Annual Vehicle Admission Sticker: $28.00
  • Daily Vehicle Admission Sticker: $8.00
  • Annual Vehicle Admission Sticker for Senior Citizens (65 years & older): $13.00
  • Daily Vehicle Admission Sticker for Senior Citizens (65 years & older): $3.00
  • Annual Reduced Rate Vehicle Admission Sticker: $15.50

State Trail Passes

  • Daily State Trail Pass: $5.00
  • Annual State Trail Pass: $25.00

Resident Harvesting Licenses

Wild Rice Harvesting

  • Wild Rice Harvester License: $8.25
  • Wild Rice ID Card: $0.00

Ginseng Harvesting

  • Ginseng Harvester License: $15.75

Collector Stamps

  • Waterfowl Stamp Collector: $12.00
  • Pheasant Stamp Collector: $10.00
  • Turkey Stamp Collector: $5.25
  • Inland Trout Stamp Collector: $10.00
  • Great Lakes Trout & Salmon Stamp Collector: $10.00

Recruiter Licenses

  • Annual Fishing Recruiter License: $10.75
  • Small Game Recruiter License: $10.75
  • Small Game Junior Recruiter License: $6.75
  • Senior Citizen Small Game Recruiter License: $6.75
  • Trapping Recruiter License: $10.75
  • Gun Deer Recruiter License: $13.75
  • Junior Gun Deer Recruiter License: $11.75
  • Archery Recruiter License: $13.75
  • Junior Archery Recruiter License: $11.75
  • Fall Turkey License & Harvest Authorization Recruiter License: $9.75
  • Spring Turkey License Recruiter License: $9.75
  • Sports Recruiter License: $40.00
  • Conservation Patron Recruiter License: $105.00

Key Points

  • Accessibility: Wisconsin offers a range of vehicle admission stickers, including reduced rates for senior citizens, to provide access to state parks and recreational areas.

  • State Trail Passes: Annual and daily state trail passes allow residents to explore the state's trail system.

  • Harvesting Licenses: Licenses for wild rice and ginseng harvesting are available.

  • Collector Stamps: Collector stamps are available for waterfowl, pheasant, turkey, inland trout, and Great Lakes trout & salmon.

  • Recruiter Licenses: Recruiter licenses are designed for those who want to introduce others to hunting and fishing activities, with various options available.

  • Conservation Patron Recruiter: This license demonstrates a commitment to conservation by promoting hunting and fishing.

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