Wisconsin DNR offering discounted fishing licenses in time for Fourth of July holiday
MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Wisconsin DNR is offering a discount on first-time buyer fishing licenses.
Wisconsin residents who have never bought a fishing license or haven't purchased one in ten years are able to get a first-time buyer license for $5. The price for a regular annual fishing license for residents is $20.
The DNR says lawmakers created the discounted license and both residents and non-residents can take advantage of this opportunity.
The discounted price for a non-resident annual fishing license is $25.75.
If a person is eligible for the first-time buyer license, that license will be offered in their product catalog in place of the regularly-priced license.
For those who have fished more recently but not yet bought a license for 2018, the DNR recommends a one-day fishing license. The one-day fishing license costs $8 for residents and $10 for nonresidents. The purchase of a one-day license can be credited toward buying an annual license.
Wisconsin residents and nonresidents 16 years old or older need a fishing license to fish in any waters of the state. Residents born before Jan. 1, 1927, do not need a license. Resident members of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty may obtain a free fishing license when on furlough or leave by presenting their military ID and leave papers at any license agent.