Licenses & Fees
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.
|Resident 12 Month Fishing License t||$27.00|
|Resident Daily Fishing License *||$6.00|
|Resident Youth 12 Month Fishing License (between 14th & 18th birthday) t||$3.00|
|Nonresident 12 Month Fishing License t||$102.00|
|Nonresident Daily Fishing License *||$14.00|
|Nonresident Five Consecutive Day Fishing License *||$56.00|
|Nonresident Youth 12 Month Fishing License (between 14th & 18th birthday) t||$15.00|
|12 Month 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|
|t The license or stamp shall be valid for twelve (12) consecutive months. * Conservation stamp is not required for this license. ** Available from the Cheyenne headquarters or through any Department regional office. B You must have been a resident of Wyoming continuously for a ten (10) year period immediately preceding the application date to be eligible for lifetime licenses.|
ResidentA 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 YouthUnder 14 do not need a license and their creel limit is the same as those requiring licenses.
Nonresident YouthUnder 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 LicensesA 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 RequiredEach 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.
- 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.