Obtaining your Michigan Fishing or Hunting License


In Michigan you are required by law to purchase a license if you plan on doing any fishing or hunting, for all people 17 years of age and older. If a child is between the ages 12 to 16 they must take a classroom taught boating course.

Residents may purchase fishing licenses good for one day or all season long. There are two types of licenses for residents: One is good for all types of fish, and the other is good for all fish except for salmon and trout. For nonresidents there are also a few choices on the type of fishing license they may purchase at a minimal cost. Be sure to ask about special discounts for Michigan residents age 65 years and older and also for Armed Forces members. Discounts are also available for the purchase of 4 or more licenses for the same person.

In order to obtain your hunters license, any resident born after January 1, 1960 must take a hunter safety education class and receive a certificate. Most states do require that hunters carry this certificate while hunting.

For more information on obtaining your Fishing or Hunting License please visit Michigan's Department of Natural Resources


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