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Fishing License Mississippi

All persons between the ages of sixteen and sixty-four as well as non-residents older than sixty-four are required to possess a valid Mississippi fishing license in order to fish in Mississippi state waters. The prices for resident and non-resident freshwater fishing licenses are listed below.

License Type Resident Price Non-Resident Price
One Day N/A $8
Three Day $3 $15
Annual (just freshwater fishing) N/A $60
Annual – combo freshwater fishing and small game hunting $10 N/A
Annual – combo freshwater fishing and all game hunting $25 N/A
Annual sportsman – combo freshwater fishing, all game, and primitive weapon/archery hunting $45 N/A

The prices listed above do not include the agent and processing fees associated with each type of license which varies.

Those exempt from purchasing a fishing license include Mississippi residents who are paraplegic, totally disabled as declared by the Veterans Administration or Social Security Administration, multiple amputees, and the visually impaired.

Members of the armed forces stationed in MS on active duty can purchase the equivalent of a fourteen-day sportsman license, which includes freshwater but not saltwater fishing, for $33 through the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks app.

Mississippi Fishing License Online

Mississippi fishing licenses can be purchased online at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks website. Once you have created your account with a valid driver’s license (or social security number in the absence of a driver’s license), you may pay for, print off, and access your MS fishing license at any time.

Mississippi Fishing License App

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has a handy app for anglers that is available to download for free to any Android smartphone or Apple iPhone. The app allows you to carry your fishing license digitally, check seasons and bag limits, and other rules and regulations which apply to fishing within MS state waters.

Mississippi Fishing License Age

Any person over the age of fifteen must possess a valid MS fishing license if fishing within state waters. Senior citizens older than 64 who are residents of the state are exempt from holding an MS freshwater fishing license. However, senior residents aged 65 and older must purchase a lifetime fishing license if they are fishing in saltwater.

Mississippi Fishing License Renewal

Fishing licenses for the state of Mississippi can be renewed in person, by phone, by mail, or online. Alternatively, you can opt for an automatic renewal of your Mississippi fishing license. Do this on the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks smartphone app.

Where Can You Purchase a Mississippi Fishing License?

Mississippi fishing licenses can be purchased online or via the app provided by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. You can also visit any one of the Department’s sales offices or a valid fishing license vendor. Most vendors outside of the government offices are fishing stores or Walmarts.

Can You Buy a Mississippi Fishing License from Walmart?

A fishing license here can be bought from any Walmart store which has a dedicated outdoor and sporting goods department. In Mississippi, there are a total of 68 Walmart stores that should be equipped to sell Mississippi fishing licenses.

Mississippi Saltwater Fishing License

For residents of the state ages sixteen to sixty-four, an annual Mississippi saltwater license costs $10. For senior residents older than sixty-four, you can purchase a lifetime Mississippi saltwater license for $5.

Next, non-residents can purchase an annual saltwater fishing license for $30 or a three-day saltwater fishing license for $15. All saltwater fishing licenses also come with agent and processing fees not included in the prices listed above.