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Frequently Asked Questions
Question: At what age are you required to possess a valid fishing license in Mississippi?
Answer: Mississippi residents ages 16 – 64 are required to possess a valid Mississippi fishing license for fresh or marine (saltwater). This also applies to lakes and reservoirs but does NOT include privately owned ponds or streams.
Question: I am 68 years old and a resident of Mississippi. Do I need a fishing license?
Answer: Effective July 1, 2010, Mississippi residents ages 65 and older that want to fish saltwater areas are required to purchase a Lifetime Recreational Saltwater fishing license.
Question: I am going to visits Mississippi for fishing near Highway 90. What fishing license is required?
Answer: If you are fishing anywhere south of Highway 90, you need a valid saltwater fishing license. If you are fishing between I-10 and Highway 90, a valid saltwater or freshwater fishing license is required. If you are strictly fishing north of I-10, a saltwater license is not valid.
Question: I am disabled. Do I have to have a fishing license in Mississippi?
Answer: If you are disabled per the definition of MS. Code 79-7 and 49-9, you are exempt and not required to possess a valid fishing license in Mississippi. See RULES here.
PRICES DISCLOSURE: We do our best to stay current, but prices can change without notice to us. The prices below may or may not be the exact current prices for the license(s) listed.
How much does a Mississippi fishing license cost online?
Fishing licenses in Mississippi can range from just over $5.00 for a Resident 3-Day fishing license to about $1,500.00 for a Nonresident Native Lifetime fishing license. Take a look below for all the resident and nonresident fishing licenses and prices.
Mississippi Resident Freshwater Fishing License Prices
NOTE: All Resident prices below include the $1.00 “Agent Fee” and $1.29 “Process Fee”
Mississippi Resident Annual Sportsman’s License: Excludes Saltwater Fishing.
Mississippi Resident 3-Day Freshwater Fishing License:
Mississippi Resident Annual Freshwater Fishing/All-Game Hunting License: Does not include Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow.
Mississippi Resident Annual Freshwater Fishing/Small-Game Hunting License:
Mississippi Resident Saltwater Fishing License Price
Mississippi Resident Annual Saltwater Fishing License:
Mississippi Resident Lifetime Fishing License Prices
NOTE: For a Mississippi Lifetime License, applicants must prove that they have been domiciled in the State of Mississippi for a minimum of eighteen (18) months immediately prior to issuance of such licenses.
Mississippi Resident Lifetime Sportsman’s License | Birth to 12:
Mississippi Resident Lifetime Sportsman’s License | Ages 13 and Older:
Mississippi Resident Annual Sr. Lifetime Saltwater Fishing License | Ages 65 and Older:
How much does a Mississippi nonresident fishing license cost online?
Mississippi Nonresident Freshwater Fishing License Prices
Mississippi Nonresident Annual Freshwater Fishing License: Price includes the $3.00 “Agent Fee” and $1.29 “Process Fee”.
Mississippi Nonresident 3-Day Freshwater Fishing License: Price includes the $2.00 “Agent Fee” and $1.29 “Process Fee”.
Mississippi Nonresident 1-Day Freshwater Fishing License: Price includes the $1.00 “Agent Fee” and $1.29 “Process Fee”.
Mississippi Nonresident Armed Forces 14-Day Combo Freshwater/Hunt License: Must apply through MDWFP – Application. (Includes Fall Turkey and Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow. Does not include Saltwater Fishing). Price includes the $1.29 “Process Fee”.
Mississippi Nonresident Saltwater Fishing License Prices
Mississippi Nonresident Annual Saltwater Fishing License: Price include the $3.00 “Agent Fee” and $1.29 “Process Fee”.
Mississippi Nonresident 3-Day Saltwater Fishing License: Price include the $2.00 “Agent Fee” and $1.29 “Process Fee”.
Mississippi Nonresident Native Lifetime License Price
Where can I buy a Mississippi fishing license?
All information listed above can also be seen on the fishing license page of the Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks website.