New Fishing License Required Now!!!

The new license year in Illinois has begun as of April 1.

Illinois fishing, hunting and sportsman’s combination licenses and stamps for 2017 are available from DNR Direct license and permit vendors, online through the IDNR website at or by calling 1-888-6PERMIT (1-888-673-7648).

The 2017 licenses and stamps are valid through March 31, 2018, unless otherwise noted.

When ordering online, take special note that combo licenses (hunting and fishing), senior licenses, etc are available.

Make extra copies of online licenses.  Make one for your wallet, another for your tackle box and/or boat.  Keep one filed away in case you loose your license.   You can go online and reprint, but doing it all at once is easiest.

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