MADISON – Wisconsin anglers who have never purchased a fishing license or haven’t purchased one in 10 years can get a one-day resident fishing license for July 4 for just $5.
The regular annual fishing license for residents is $20.
Lawmakers created the discounted license and both residents and non-residents can take advantage of this offer, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Residents’ discounted license is $5 and non-residents’ is $25.75 for the annual licenses.
A one-day fishing license costs $8 for residents and $10 for nonresidents. The purchase price of that one-day license can be credited toward purchase of 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.