Go WildProve it
The new Go Wild system secures your license, permits, state stamps and hunter safety education information online which can be accessed through a variety of items including your original paper document, a paper reprint, an optional conservation card, your authenticated Wisconsin driver's license, or a department-generated PDF displayed on your electronic device - no more worries about losing your one and only copy. Depending on which item you choose to use, you will have access to all of these records. Please note all forms of proof are NOT acceptable for all types of authorizations - see tables below for details.
Original or reprint
Original issued at the point of sale.
Reprints of paper licenses, tags, state stamps and safety certifications available in one of three ways.
- Reprint yourself from your online DNR account
- Request a reprint at no charge from a DNR Service Center
- Purchase a reprint from any license agent for a $2 fee
- Optional card that never expires
- Live link to your DNR account
- Order through Go Wild: Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery
- Collectable - new design each year
Authenticated Wisconsin driver's license
To authenticate your Wisconsin driver's license, present to license agent or enter number for online purchases.
Check your purchase receipt for confirmation your Wisconsin driver's license is authenticated and you are authorized to use your driver's license as proof of holding the required license, stamp or hunter safety certificate.
Department-generated PDF image
Download PDF file from your online DNR account.
Display image of PDF file on your smart phone or other electronic device.
Acceptable forms of proof
Below are acceptable forms of proof in lieu of carrying your original paper document issued at the point of sale.
Authorization Original hard-copy document Hard-copy reprint Authenticated WI Driver's License WI Conservation Card Digital file issued by the department displayed on electronic device Safety certificates [hunter ed., bow hunter ed., and trapper ed.] YES YES YES YES YES All hunting licenses and stamps*, trapping licenses, and fishing licenses and stamps used on inland waters that are NOT boundary waters or outlying waters. YES YES YES YES YES All fishing licenses and stamps used on boundary waters or outlying waters YES YES NO NO NO Goose harvest report card and unique carcass tag for bear, deer, turkey, or sturgeon that has not been validated or used to harvest an animal. YES YES NO NO NO
* Federal duck stamp - original only, no other acceptable forms of proof.
- Recreational vehicles
Authorization Original hard-copy document Hard-copy reprint Authenticated WI Driver's License WI Conservation Card Digital file issued by the department displayed on electronic device Temporary trail use receipt (ATV/UTV or snowmobile) YES NO NO NO YES Temporary operating receipt for ATV/UTV, boat or snowmobile registration YES NO NO NO YES Safety certificates (ATV/UTV, boat, snowmobile) YES YES NO NO YES
Authorization Original hard-copy document Hard-copy reprint Authenticated WI Driver's License WI Conservation Card Digital file issued by the department displayed on electronic device Guide licenses YES YES YES YES YES Wild ginseng harvester license YES YES NO NO YES Wild rice licenses and ID cards YES YES YES YES YES
Note: The products listed in this table are the only acceptable products for which a form of proof other than the original document is authorized.