Hunting and fishing license

Q. If I purchase a hunting or fishing license on the DNR website, do I need to keep a printed copy with me out in the field?

A. If you’re using a home computer, you can print most licenses and need to keep a copy with you when participating in the activity. In cases where the license has a tag, the license will be mailed to you, and you must have the license in possession.

Licenses purchased on a mobile device are issued in electronic format, and you can choose to receive an email and/or text message that serves as your license. In that case, you must carry your mobile device or a printed copy of the email or text message to show proof of license.

— Steve Michaels, DNR licensing program director

For more information, call the DNR information line at 651-296-6157 or go to the DNR website at


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