Fishing Application and Fees

Fishing Licenses may be purchased online, from all our licensed agents, any Kansas Department Wildlife and Parks office or call 1-833-587-2164.

Anglers age 16 through 74, who have been bona fide residents of the state for 60 days immediately prior to buying a license, must have a resident license in possession while fishing in Kansas. All nonresidents 16 and older must have a valid nonresident license to fish in Kansas (unless fishing on a private pond not leased for public fishing). All licenses expire 365 days from the date of purchase, except for multi-year, five-day, lifetime, and one-day fishing licenses.

Kansas residents age 65-74 are required to have a hunting and/or fishing license. A reduced price lifetime combination hunting/fishing license or a half price annual fishing, annual hunting, or combination annual license is available for purchase. (see list below for fees)

MULTI-YEAR YOUTH LICENSE: A youth license is available for residents age 16-20. The one-time purchase, fishing license is $42.50, multi-year hunting/fishing combination license is $72.50. This multi-year license expires on Dec. 31 of the year the person turns 21.

National Guard Permit
State funding in the amount of $60,000 annually has been made available to provide free fishing and hunting licenses to active members of the Kansas National Guard. DO NOT FAX! 

KS National Guard Hunting, Fishing, and Park Vehicle Permit

KS Disabled Veterans:
State funding has been made available to provide free Hunting and Fishing licenses to resident Disabled Veterans with at least 30% disability. Applicant must provide a copy of current disabled veterans entitlement papers showing proof of at least 30% disability.

Disabled Veterans Hunting & Fishing License Application

Fishing License or Permit / Fee

Resident/Nonresident Additional Permits

Trout Permit: $14.50 (adult), $7 (youth)

Paddlefish Permit: $12.50

Youth (15 and younger) Paddlefish Permit: $7.50

Hand Fishing Permit: $27.50

Bass Pass: $14.50

Three Pole Permit: $8.50

Duplicates (All Licenses/Permits): $2.50

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