Fishing licenses are effective from March 1 to the last day of February.
The Minnesota DNR has received a limited number of reports from people who attempted to purchase fishing or hunting licenses online and came away from the transaction without a license, or having been charged in excess of the cost of a license.
People should keep the following in mind when purchasing a license:
- Online license purchases should be made only on this DNR website.
- Licenses also may be purchased by phone at 1-888-665-4236 (1-MN-LICENSE), or at approved vendors throughout the state. A list is available here: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/licenses/agents.html
(ATV,ORV,OHM, Snowmobile and Boat renewals cannot be purchased by phone
- If you suspect you have been a victim of fraud in an online license purchase using a credit card, contact the card issuer immediately. You may also contact your local law enforcement agency.