2017 fish, game and trapping licenses now expired
Minnesota fishing, hunting and trapping licenses for 2017 expired Wednesday, Feb. 28, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Licenses for 2018 are now available wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold, online at mndnr.gov/buyalicense and by telephone at 888-665-4236. All 2018 fishing licenses become effective Thursday, March 1.
This year, license fees increase by $3 for a resident individual angling license, and fees also increase for other license types including deer hunting licenses, sports licenses and lifetime licenses.
License fees support the ongoing work of DNR fish, wildlife and enforcement staff to conserve, enhance and protect our waters, fields and forests.
Customers who purchase online via smartphone will not receive a conventional paper license. Instead, they will receive a text message or email that serves as proof of a valid fish or game license to state conservation officers. A printed copy of the text or email can also serve as proof of a valid license.
Customers are encouraged to update their customer record online at mndnr.gov/buyalicense. Adding an email, while not required, allows the DNR to send important hunting and fishing information, and gather input through surveys.
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