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Fishing Licenses and Fees

Resident Licenses:

  • 12 Month Fishing License: $27.00
  • Daily Fishing License: $6.00
  • Youth 12 Month Fishing License (14th to 18th birthday): $3.00
  • Lifetime Fishing License (requires 10 years continuous residency): $311.00
  • Lifetime Fishing License & Conservation Stamp (requires 10 years continuous residency): $496.50
  • Lifetime Fishing License & Conservation Stamp for the permanently and totally disabled: Free
  • Lifetime Pioneer Fishing License (65 years of age and 30 total years of residency): Free

Nonresident Licenses:

  • 12 Month Fishing License: $102.00
  • Daily Fishing License: $14.00
  • Five Consecutive Day Fishing License: $56.00
  • Youth 12 Month Fishing License (before 18th birthday): $15.00

Additional Stamps and Licenses:

  • 12 Month Conservation Stamp: $21.50
  • Lifetime Conservation Stamp: $185.50
  • Flaming Gorge Reservoir Reciprocal Stamp (requires valid Utah resident fishing license): $30.00
  • License to Seine or Trap Fish: $21.00
  • License to Deal in Live Bait: $69.00

Note:

  • All licenses and stamps are valid for twelve (12) consecutive months from the date of purchase.
  • A conservation stamp is required for all fishing licenses.
  • Lifetime licenses and stamps are available from Cheyenne headquarters or any Department regional office. Contact them for specific eligibility requirements.

Wyoming Resident Definition

A Wyoming resident is defined as a United States citizen or legal alien who meets the following criteria:

  • Domiciled in Wyoming for at least one (1) full year immediately preceding the license application.
  • Has not claimed residency in any other state, territory, or country for any purpose during that one (1) year period.
  • Meets the specifications outlined in Wyoming Statutes §23-1-102 and §23-1-107.

For a detailed explanation of residency requirements, visit wgfd.wyo.gov/Hunting/Am-I-a-Wyoming-Resident.

Resident Youth Fishing Regulations

Under 14 individuals do not require a fishing license and their creel limit aligns with those who hold licenses.

Nonresident Youth Fishing Regulations

Under 14 individuals do not need a license if accompanied by an adult with a valid Wyoming fishing license. However, their creel limit is determined by the accompanying adult's license. Nonresident youth under 14 possessing a valid daily or nonresident youth annual fishing license can capture and possess a full creel limit.

Conservation Stamp Requirement

  • Every individual licensed to hunt or fish in Wyoming must purchase a single conservation stamp, valid for twelve (12) consecutive months.
  • Proof of purchase of a valid stamp must be carried by the sportsman at all times while hunting or fishing.

Exemptions from Conservation Stamp Requirement:

  • Holders of daily hunting or fishing licenses.
  • Nonresident holders of five consecutive day fishing licenses.
  • Holders of special limited fishing permits.
  • Wyoming fifty percent (50%) disabled veteran fishing license holders.
  • Resident permanently and totally disabled lifetime fishing license holders.

Additional Exemptions:

  • Holders of any Wyoming pioneer hunting or fishing license.
  • Honorably discharged Wyoming resident veterans who are one hundred percent (100%) disabled, holding game bird, small game, and fishing licenses.
  • Holders of military combat general elk or general deer licenses.
  • Holders of military combat game bird or small game licenses.
  • License reissues to veterans with disabilities or individuals with permanent disabilities who use a wheelchair.
  • Resident United States Military Purple Heart Medal recipients.
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