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New Fishing License Structure Chart

As of March 1, 2014, fishing licenses have changed. The new structure creates a simpler, more fair and efficient license buying process.

The number of fishing license types has been reduced and simplified. Revenue generated will create improved fishing opportunities through better habitat, increased fish stocking, and better outreach with anglers. See What You Get: Casting for the Future for more details on these improvements.

Below are the new fishing license types and prices. Note that a base license is NOT required to purchase a fishing license.

Fishing License Fee Restructuring

License Type Previous
Fish 24-hour$7.00$10.00
Fish 72-hour $21.00$30.00
Fish All-Species Nonresident Annual$42.00*$68.00
Fish All-Species Resident Annual$28.00*$26.00
Fish All-Species Senior Annual (good for residents only)$11.20*$11.00
Hunt/Fish Combo Nonresident*$266.00
Hunt/Fish Combo Resident*$76.00
Hunt/Fish Combo Senior*$43.00

*Items include a $1 surcharge. Revenue generated from these funds will be used to educate the public on the benefits of hunting, fishing and trapping in Michigan, and the impact of these activities on the conservation, preservation and management of the state's natural resources in accordance with statute.

For Michigan residents who are veterans with 100-percent disability or active-duty military, fees are waived for hunting and fishing licenses not obtained through a lottery.