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Get a Fishing License Online

One of the most important items any angler needs before they go fishing is their fishing license. Each state has their own regulations and offers daily, short-term, annual or lifetime licenses. Click on your state to find out where to buy a fishing license, types of fishing licenses available, age requirements, fishing regulations and fishing license online options.

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  • Fishing licenses can be easily purchased online.

  • Low price licenses - Some states offers free or reduced-fee sport fishing licenses.

  • There are many places to use your fishing license including freshwater reservoirs, public fishing lakes, rivers, and streams.

  • You are contributing to state conservation programs including fisheries management, habitat protection and fishing education.

  • Every state has slightly different rules when it comes to how to get a fishing license. Learn when you need a Fishing License.