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Available Fishing Licenses & Permits with Costs

A valid fishing license is required for all types of fishing on state waters. To fish in Montana, anglers need two licenses: a Conservation License and a Fishing License, see table below. You must have your fishing license in your possession while fishing. Detailed information can be found in the Fishing Regulations.

In Effect March 1:

These prices will go into effect with the new license year on March 1, 2016.

Which License(s) Do I Need to Fish in Montana?

Age

License Specifics

Conservation License

Fishing License

Total Cost

0-11

Resident/Nonresident

No license required. Must observe all limits and regulations.

12-17, 62 and older, or disabled

Resident

Resident Sportsman licenses includes a season fishing license.

$8

$5 for 2 consecutive calendar days; $10.50 for season

$18.50

Nonresident

Nonresident Combination licenses includes a season fishing license.

$10

$25 for 2 consecutive calendar days;
$56 for 10 consecutive calendar days; or
$86 for season

18-61

Resident

Resident Sportsman licenses includes a season fishing license.

$8

$5 for 2 consecutive calendar days;
$21 for season

Nonresident

Nonresident Combination licenses includes a season fishing license.

$10

$25 for 2 consecutive calendar days;
$56 for 10 consecutive calendar days; or
$86 for season

Paddlefish Tag

 

Resident Learn more

See above for Conservation and Fishing License costs.

$6.50

 

Nonresident Learn more

See above for Conservation and Fishing License costs.

$15

Montana Resident with Disability

 

Resident
Must be permanently and substantially disabled, and certified by FWP. Application and licenses available at FWP offices and online.

$8

$10.50

$18.50

Nonresident

Not available

Lifetime Fishing for the Blind

 

Resident

Contact the HQ & Regional offices for information and an application.

$10

Nonresident

Not available