2018-19 Fishing License Changes

2018-19 Fishing License Changes

License Changes

There are a lot of changes to fishing licenses starting tomorrow. We are studying up on the rules and will be ready to process your licenses to make sure it goes quick and efficiently.

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License Fees

Licenses valid March 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019.

FISHING LICENSE TYPE COST
Resident Fishing License: For persons age 16 through 65 who have resided in Ohio for the past six months. $19.00
Resident Reduced-Cost Senior Fishing Fishing License: For persons age 66 and older, born on or after January 1, 1938 who have resided in Ohio for the past six months. $10.00
One-Day Fishing License: For residents and nonresidents, the purchase of a One-Day Fishing Fishing License may be applied as credit toward the purchase of an annual fishing license (minus writing fee). Only one may be applied to the purchase of an annual license. $11.00
Lake Erie Charter One-Day Fishing License: For residents and nonresidents, the license may be purchased in advance of a scheduled charter trip. To validate the license, anglers must sign it and fill in the date at the beginning of each trip. If the trip is postponed, anglers may keep the unvalidated license until they are able to reschedule the trip. $11.00
Annual Nonresident Fishing License $44.20
Nonresident Lake Erie Sportfishing Permit $11.00
Three-Day Nonresident Tourist’s Fishing License $19.00
Duplicate Fishing License: A fishing license that has been lost, stolen, or destroyed can be reissued from any license vendor or via the internet.
*Free reprints are available in the Ohio Wildlife Licensing System at wildohio.gov.
$4.00*

Starting tomorrow Oct 9, 2018

Multiyear and Lifetime Licenses (Ohio Residents Only)

 

Multiyear License Prices

multiyear license allows an Ohio resident the opportunity to lock-in rates and avoid transaction fees for the length of the license. These licenses can be purchased for 3 years, 5 years, or 10 years. Permits and stamps must be purchased annually.

 

TYPE LICENSE PRICE WRITING FEE TOTAL COST
Senior 3-year hunting or fishing $27.50 $1.10 $28.60
Senior 5-year hunting or fishing $45.75 $1.83 $47.58
Youth 3-year hunting or fishing $27.50 $1.10 $28.60
Youth 5-year hunting or fishing $45.75 $1.83 $47.58
Youth 10-year hunting or fishing $91.50 $3.66 $95.16
Adult 3-year hunting or fishing $52.00 $2.08 $54.08
Adult 5-year hunting or fishing $86.75 $3.47 $90.22
Adult 10-year hunting or fishing $173.50 $6.94 $180.44

 

Multiyear license customers may pay additional fee for hard plastic license (Ohio Conservation Card) if desired.

 

Lifetime License Prices

lifetime license creates an Ohio tradition that lasts a lifetime! A lifetime license, purchased for yourself or as a gift, provides a lifetime of outdoors enjoyment, regardless of where they live in the future. The cost of the license offers considerable savings and convenience to the holder and supports conservation programs. Revenue generated by lifetime licenses provide long-term financial support for Ohio’s fish and wildlife.

 

TYPE LICENSE PRICE WRITING FEE TOTAL COST
Youth lifetime hunting or fishing $414.00 $16.56 $430.56
Adult lifetime hunting or fishing $450.00 $18.00 $468.00
Senior lifetime hunting or fishing $81.00 $3.24 $84.24

 

All Lifetime license holders will be mailed a plastic card (Ohio Conservation Card) to serve as their license.

 

Purchasing Multiyear and Lifetime Licenses

Lifetime licenses and multiyear licenses can now be purchased . Proof of age and residency are required at time of purchase.

If an Ohio driver license or state identification is associated with the customer’s account, a multiyear license can also be purchased at an agent location. Such us here at Maumee Tackle Fishing Outfitters.

 

HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSE ONLINE* DIVISION OF WILDLIFE OFFICE PAPER APPLICATION** AGENT*
Lifetime
Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System Wildlife District Offices Mail application and check or money order to:

ODNR Division of Wildlife Conservation Card
2045 Morse Rd.,
Columbus, OH 43229.

N/A
Multiyear
Agent Locations

* Ohio driver license or state identification is associated with the customer’s account.
** Must be notarized to validate age and residency.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Who can purchase a lifetime or multiyear fishing license or hunting license?

Ohio residents. Any lifetime license or multiyear license purchased for yourself or as a gift allows the bearer to participate in hunting or fishing for the term of the license, regardless of future residence.

 

What do I need to prove residency and age?

Adult and senior licenses

    • Valid Ohio driver license or state identification, or
    • If no driver license or state identification, verify residency by presenting two of the following documents in the applicant’s name:
      • Home utility bill
      • Rent or mortgage receipt
      • Notarized statement from employer on business letterhead
      • Current voter registration card
      • Income source (pay stub, Social Security check)
      • State income tax (full-time resident)
      • Motor vehicle registration
      • Vehicle or home insurance

 

Youth License

      • Present a valid Ohio driver license or state identification, or
      • If no driver license or state identification:
        • Verify residency of parent or guardian (see above options) and
        • A certified birth certificate with parent or guardian listed on residency documents.

 

Can I buy a lifetime or multiyear hunting license if I haven’t taken a hunter education course?

Yes, if the licensee is not hunter-education certified, the individual will receive a license with an apprentice status (noted as AP on the license). This status requires that the holder hunts with a mentor until successfully completing a hunter education course.

What privileges does a lifetime or multiyear fishing license or hunting license allow?

A lifetime or multiyear fishing license or hunting license extends the privileges covered by the annual resident fishing license or hunting license. These licenses entitle the holder to fish or hunt in the state for the valid term of the license. All required permits (including white-tailed deer, wild turkey, fur taker, and shooting range) must be purchased separately.

Is my lifetime or multiyear license still valid if I move out of Ohio?

A lifetime and multiyear licenses will remain valid for those privileges purchased in Ohio regardless of a change in residency.

How can I purchase a lifetime or multiyear license as a gift?

When a lifetime license or multiyear license is purchased as a gift, all necessary age and residency documentation must either be presented at a wildlife office or to a notary for validation associated with the completed application.

If I receive a lifetime license or multiyear license as a gift, can I return it for reimbursement?

Refunds for a lifetime license or multiyear license fees will not be made under any conditions.

Can I transfer my lifetime or multiyear license to someone else or for another license type?

Lifetime and multiyear licenses are not transferable.

If I buy a youth lifetime or multiyear license, how long can I participate in youth hunts?

A lifetime or multiyear license has a youth status until the child’s 18th birthday. Once he or she turns 18, the individual is no longer eligible to participate in youth hunts.

I purchased a lifetime or multiyear hunting license that indicates I am an apprentice hunter (AP). How do I get an Ohio Conservation Card that indicates I am hunter-education certified (HC)?

If you take a certified hunter education course in Ohio, a new card with HC will be sent to you upon completion of the course. If you are certified in another state, contact 1-800-WILDLIFE (1-800-945-3543) for direction on how to validate and modify the account. Once this occurs you can purchase an Ohio Conservation Card at any agent that reflects this change. An alternative is to carry your hunter education completion certificate along with your license.

How do I replace my lost or stolen Ohio Conservation Card?

A duplicate card can be purchased at any agent or ODNR Division of Wildlife office.

If I purchase an Ohio Conservation Card for hunting and fishing, will I receive two cards or will both licenses be on the same card?

If both licenses have the same expiration date, you will receive one card; however, if each has a different expiration date you will be required to have separate cards. For multiyear conservation cards you will be charged $4.00 for each card issued.