Non-Residents Will Soon Have To Pay More For Wisconsin Hunting + Fishing Licenses
The cost of hunting or fishing in Wisconsin as a non-resident will be going up. Whether you frequently hunt and fish across the border or have a trip planned into the Badger State, costs will be going up with your next license.
The increase in license costs will only impact non-residents looking for hunting or fishing licenses. The prices will be going up in different increments, depending on the specific license. Some will be going up by as little as $5, while others will increase as much as $40.
Of note, the Wisconsin DNR says that current licenses for the 2023-2024 season are valid through March 31, 2024. This increase in fees marks the first time license costs have gone up since 2005.
Here is a list of the new prices for impacted licenses:
New Non-Resident Wisconsin Hunting Fees
- Annual Small Game: $90
- Five-Day Small Game: $60
- Deer: $200
- Archery and Crossbow: $165
- Turkey: $65
- Furbearing Animal: $165
New Non-Resident Wisconsin 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 Non-Resident Wisconsin Combination License Fees
- Conservation Patron: $620
- Sports License: $295
For anyone looking to purchase a Wisconsin hunting or fishing license, the Wisconsin DNR says you can purchase them online via Go Wild, any DNR Service Center or from an authorized sales agent location.
While it's a ways off from the July timeframe of this announcement, here's a look ahead to the winter ice season, and the universal rules of ice fishing in both Wisconsin and Minnesota.