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Licenses & Fees

Fishing Regulations Icon Wyoming Fishing

Fishing licenses are required – for resident and nonresident anglers 14 years or older. Exceptions are waters where fishing preserve permits, special limited fishing permits, or landowner fishing regulations apply.

License

Fee

Resident Annual Fishing License t $27.00
Resident Daily Fishing License * $6.00
Resident Youth Annual Fishing License (between 14th & 18th birthday) t $3.00
Nonresident Annual Fishing License t $102.00
Nonresident Daily Fishing License * $14.00
Nonresident Five Consecutive Day Fishing License * $56.00
Nonresident Youth Annual Fishing License (between 14th & 18th birthday) t $15.00
Wyoming Conservation Stamp t $12.50
Lifetime Conservation Stamp ** $185.50
Resident Lifetime Fishing License **B $311.00
Resident Lifetime Fishing License & Conservation Stamp **B $496.50
Flaming Gorge Reservoir Reciprocal Stamp $30.00
License to Seine or Trap Live Fish * $21.00
License to Deal in Live Bait * $69.00

Resident

A United States citizen or legal alien who is domiciled in Wyoming for at least one (1) full year immediately preceding making application for a license, shall not have claimed residency in any other state, territory, or country for any purpose during that one (1) year period, and meets the specified in Wyoming Statutes §23-1-102 and §23-1-107. A detailed explanation of residency requirements can be found online at wgfd.wyo.gov/Hunting/Am-I-a-Wyoming-Resident.

Resident Youth

Under 14 do not need a license and their creel limit is the same as those requiring licenses.

Nonresident Youth

Under 14 do not need a license if accompanied by an adult possessing a valid Wyoming fishing license; however, the nonresident youth’s creel limit shall be applied to and limited by the fishing license held by the adult person in his/her company. Nonresident youth under 14 that possess a valid daily or nonresident youth annual fishing license may capture and possess a full creel limit.

Free Lifetime Licenses

A free lifetime combination game bird, small game and fishing license is available to any resident or honorably discharged veteran who is over sixty-five (65) years of age and who has continuously resided in Wyoming for at least the thirty (30) years immediately preceding application for the license, to any disabled veteran who is one hundred percent (100%) disabled as determined by the United States department of veteran affairs and to any United States military purple heart medal recipient with document proof thereof. The license is valid so long as the licensee remains a Wyoming resident.

Conservation Stamp Required

Each person licensed to hunt or fish in Wyoming shall purchase a single conservation stamp which shall be valid for twelve (12) consecutive months. Proof of purchase of a valid stamp shall be in the possession of the sportsman at all times while hunting or fishing.

Persons holding the following licenses are exempt from the requirement to purchase a conservation stamp while exercising hunting or fishing privileges under these licenses:

  • Daily hunting or fishing license;
  • Nonresident five consecutive day fishing license;
  • Special limited fishing permit holders; or
  • Wyoming fifty percent (50%) disabled veteran fishing license.

Persons holding the following licenses are exempt from the requirement to purchase a conservation stamp while exercising hunting or fishing privileges under ANY Wyoming license. The person shall at all times be in possession of the license allowing the conservation stamp exemption while in the field:

  • Any Wyoming pioneer hunting or fishing license;
  • Wyoming one hundred percent (100%) disabled veteran combination game bird, small game and fishing license;
  • Military combat general elk or general deer license;
  • Military combat game bird or small game license;
  • Licenses reissued to a veteran with disabilities or a person with a permanent disability who uses a wheelchair; or,
  • Resident United States Military Purple Heart Medal recipients.

Conservation stamps may be purchased from the Cheyenne headquarters, Department regional offices, license selling agents throughout the state, and the Department website. A lifetime conservation stamp may be purchased by applying to the Cheyenne headquarters or through any Department regional office.