Tips for Obtaining a Wyoming Fishing License

Fishing Licenses Tips for Obtaining a Wyoming Fishing License

The Quick & Easy Way to Get a Wyoming Fishing License

Wyoming has a wide range of fantastic fishing spots, including Flaming Gorge, Glendo, Guernsey, the North Platte. From fishing for brookies in a cold mountain stream to pursuing a record lake trout in Flaming Gorge Reservoir to world-class fly fishing in pristine alpine lakes, the Cowboy State is a dream location for many anglers.

No matter where your fishing dreams may lead you, you'll need a  to pursue them. The license, issued by the Wyoming Game & Fish Department, can be purchased online or at most Wyoming retail locations that sell fishing equipment or supplies. You'll also need to purchase a separate conservation stamp. The license and stamp are good for 12 consecutive months from when they are purchased.

Plan at least 15 to 30 minutes to purchase a fishing license in a retail location and probably even longer online. That's because the Wyoming Game & Fish Department website can be a bit challenging to navigate. The good news is that DoNotPay makes obtaining a Wyoming fishing license much simpler.

What Kind of Game Fish Can You Expect to Catch in Wyoming?

The Wyoming Game & Fish Department lists 25 species of game fish found in the state. Some, like the brook trout, are found throughout the state. Others are found in only relatively small areas. For instance, the fearsome northern pike is currently only found in Keyhole Reservoir.

  1. Lake trout
  2. Bonneville cutthroat trout
  3. Colorado River cutthroat trout
  4. Snake River cutthroat trout
  5. Yellowstone cutthroat trout
  6. Rainbow trout
  7. Golden trout
  8. Brown trout
  9. Brook trout
  10. Kokanee salmon
  11. Mountain whitefish
  12. Grayling
  13. Northern Pike
  14. Walleye
  15. Sauger
  16. Yellow perch
  17. Largemouth Bass
  18. Smallmouth Bass
  19. Rock bass
  20. Green sunfish
  21. Bluegill
  22. Pumpkinseed
  23. Black crappie
  24. Channel catfish
  25. Black bullhead

Not sure how to distinguish similar species? The Wyoming Game & Fish Department provides a fish identification chart to help you learn how to identify the different species in hopes of helping you avoid a fine. Each illustrated species page even includes tips on how to catch your limit of that particular species. Now, that's a handy chart!

How Much Does a Wyoming Fishing License Cost?

The cost of a fishing license varies dramatically according to age and residency status. Regular  are good for 12 consecutive months, as are the requisite conservation stamps.

Resident$27 per year
Resident youth (between 14 & 18 years old)$3 per year
Nonresident$102 per year
Nonresident youth (between 14 & 18 years old)$15 per year
Conservation Stamp$12.50 per year

Resident children under 14 years old don't need a license and have the same creel limit as licensed anglers. Nonresident children under 14 don't need a license as long as an adult accompanies them with a Wyoming fishing license. However, their catch counts toward the creel limit of that licensed adult.

Does Wyoming Offer One-Day Fishing Licenses?

Resident one-day license$6
Non-resident one-day license$14
Non-resident 5-day license$56

How to Get a Wyoming Fishing License on Your Own

Unfortunately, the Wyoming Game & Fish Department website is not particularly user-friendly. Each member of your family must create an individual sportsperson account in order to purchase a license or conservation stamp online.

There are very specific instructions for the type and size of paper on which to print your license, too. Fortunately, they provide a sample ballot, so you can practice printing your license before you tackle the real thing.

The 8 Steps to Buying Your Wyoming Fishing License Online:

  • Choose a username and password
  • Create an account in order to access your personal sportsperson ID
  • Choose 'fishing license' from the available options
  • Ensure that your printer is loaded with plain white 8½" x 11" and is ready to print
  • Print a sample license to ensure that the real license will print properly
  • Pay for your license and conservation stamp using a credit card
  • Print your fishing license
  • Make sure your license is printed correctly and you received a receipt for it

Note: Your Sportsperson ID is not the same as your username! You'll need to remember both.

Get Your Wyoming Fishing License With Minimal Effort 

Rather than trying to navigate Wyoming's rather convoluted game & fish website, use DoNotPay's easy, uncomplicated process instead. Three simple steps are all it takes to get you out there fishing Wyoming's clear waters in no time! 

How to Get Your Fishing License Using DoNotPay:

If you want to get your fishing license but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 3 easy steps:

  1. Search "fishing license" on DoNotPay and select the state you would like a fishing license for.


  2. Indicate whether you are a resident or non-resident, and choose the type of license you want. For example, saltwater vs. freshwater license, three-day only pass, and more.


  3. Provide your contact information, a copy of your government-issued ID, and pay the fee required by the state.


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Of course! When you turn to DoNotPay for help with anything related to fishing licenses, you can be assured the process will be quick, easy, and (most importantly for an eager angler) successful. Let DoNotPay help with:

When you save time while applying for a fishing license, you'll have more time for the important things in life — like fishing Wyoming's amazing waters!

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