Where to Buy a Fishing License (in Every State)

Adam Nelson 
Founder of The Daggerfish Gear Co.

New to fishing, or looking to take a trip to another state? This list below will direct you to resources to buy a fishing license in every US State.

Note that in some states, you can purchase a license completely online; in others, you may need to find a license retailer. And be sure to check for restrictions on where, when, and how you can fish in each area before you go. Don't be intimidated to ask for some guidance if you need it - these departments exist to protect our natural resources so that we can enjoy them, and they're there to help you.    

List of Fishing License Departments by State

Alabama Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
Alaska Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Arizona Arizona Game & Fish
Arkansas Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
California California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Colorado Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Connecticut Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Delaware Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife
Florida Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Georgia Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Hawaii Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources
Idaho Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Illinois Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Indiana Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Iowa Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Kansas Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
Kentucky Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources
Louisiana Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Maine Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
Maryland Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Massachusetts Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game
Michigan Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Mississippi Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks
Missouri Missouri Department of Conservation
Montana Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Nebraska Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Nevada Nevada Department of Wildlife
New Hampshire New Hampshire Fish & Game Department
New Jersey New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife
New Mexico New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
New York New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
North Carolina North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
North Dakota North Dakota Game and Fish
Ohio Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Oklahoma Oklahoma Department of Wildlife
Oregon Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
Rhode Island Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
South Carolina South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
South Dakota South Dakota Game Fish and Parks
Tennessee Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Texas Texas Parks and Wildlife
Utah Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Vermont Vermont Fish and Wildlife
Virginia Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Washington Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
West Virginia West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Wyoming Wyoming Game and Fish Department

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