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Wisconsin DNR Announces Nonresident Hunting And Fishing License Fee Increase

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced a fee increase for many nonresident hunting and fishing licenses as a result of the final 2024-2025 budget enacted by Governor Tony Evers last week.

The fee changes range from $5-$40 and are only for nonresidents. Licenses for the 2023-2024 season are valid through March 31, 2024. The last time license fees for residents or nonresidents increased was 2005.

New Nonresident Hunting Fees 

  • Annual Small Game: $90
  • Five-Day Small Game: $60
  • Deer: $200
  • Archery and Crossbow: $165
  • Turkey: $65
  • Furbearing Animal: $165

New Nonresident Fishing Fees

  • Individual One-Day: $15
  • Individual Annual: $55
  • Individual Four-Day: $29
  • Individual 15-Day: $33
  • Family Annual: $70
  • Family 15-Day: $45

New Nonresident Combination License Fees

  • Conservation Patron: $620
  • Sports License: $295

Hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased online via Go Wild, any DNR Service Center or from an authorized sales agent location