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Non-resident hunting and fishing fees increase in Wisconsin

July 11, 2023 8:51 AM

By: Jimmie Kaska

The last time fees were increased was in 2005.

MADISON, Wis. (WMDX) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is increasing licensing fees for hunting and fishing.

The fee increases, which are $4 to $40 depending on the license issued, are for people who live outside of Wisconsin. State residents won’t see an increase.

The increase in licensing fees is part of the final biennial state budget signed into law by Gov. Tony Evers. The last time fees were increased was in 2005.

You can see the new fees below or on the DNR’s website. Any licenses issued for this season are good through March 31, 2024.

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

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