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NEWS ARCHIVE:     Age: 559 days

Anglers reminded to keep paper copy of license on boundary and outlying waters

Contact(s): Todd Schaller , 608-381-8927
April 10, 2018

MADISON -- Anglers who fish Wisconsin's boundary and outlying waters are reminded to carry a paper copy of their fishing license under law enforcement agreements with the neighboring states and federal agencies that share enforcement duties on these waters, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Chief Warden Todd Schaller says.

Schaller says the reason the paper copy is required of all anglers is because other states' and federal officers with jurisdiction on these waters do not have access to Wisconsin's Go Wild or the driver's license information to confirm fishing licenses. Use this handy step-by-step guide to help you reprint your license on your own.

"The best advice is to print several copies of your fishing license and keep them with your fishing and boating equipment - and then forget about it because you'll be covered regardless of the home agency of the patrol officer on the water," Schaller said. "After that, your main focus is to enjoy your fishing trips."

Last Revised: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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