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First-time buyers get a price break on fishing fun

Get a major price break on your fishing license if you are a first-time buyer or are buying your first license in 10 or more years. Discounted fees are available for residents and nonresidents alike and are automatically applied when you buy a license. Try it -- you'll like it!

How to get a discount

Certain fishing approvals are sold at a reduced fee to people who have not been issued that same type of license, or a conservation patron license, or a sports license, in any of the previous 10 years. For Wisconsin residents, $5 buys you an annual license for fishing. Nonresidents also qualify for discount rates.


Two convenient ways to buy

Whether you're a first-time buyer or are returning to the field for the first time in 10 years, we've got several easy ways to buy your license and get your ticket to fun.

Reward your recruiter

Recognize that special person who introduced you to the sport. Let us know and we'll reward him or her with points toward a discounted license the next year. Wisconsin residents who have been designated as a recruiter three or more times within one license year are eligible for a discount on the license of their choice the next year.

Give us a call at 1-888-936-7463 and be ready to give your customer number and your recruiter's customer number. Recruiter points are available only for Wisconsin residents. Give credit where credit is due!

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Wisconsin has unparalleled freshwater fishing, hunting and trapping. We think you'll get hooked on Wisconsin's great outdoors.

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Contact information
For information on the first-time buyer's license contact:
DNR Call Center