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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?

General Fishing License

Age

License Specifics

Conservation License

AIS Prevention Pass

License Fee

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

$2

$10.50

$20.50

Nonresident

Nonresident Combination licenses includes a season fishing license.

$10

$15

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

$50-111

18-61

Resident

Resident Sportsman licenses includes a season fishing license.

$8

$2

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

$15-31

Nonresident

Nonresident Combination licenses includes a season fishing license.

$10

$15

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

$50-111

Paddlefish Tag

License Specifics

Conservation License

Season Fishing License

AIS Prevention Pass

Tag Fee

Drawing Fee (*Only for Upper Missouri)

Total Cost

Resident Learn more

$8

$21

$2

$6.50

$5

$37.50-42.50

Nonresident Learn more

$10

$86

$15

$15

$5

$126-131

Montana Resident with Disability

License Specifics

Conservation License

AIS Prevention Pass

License Fee

Total Cost

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

$8

$2

$10.50

$20.50

Nonresident

Not available

Lifetime Fishing for the Blind

License Specifics

AIS Prevention Pass

License Fee

Total Cost

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

$2
(This must be purchased once each license year.)

$10

$12

Nonresident

Not available