Does not include saltwater fishing.
|All Game Hunting/Freshwater
Does not include Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow.
|Small Game Hunting/Freshwater
|3-Day Freshwater Fishing
|Senior Lifetime Saltwater License - age
65 and over.
|Armed Forces 14-Day
Must apply through MDWFP - Application. (Includes Fall Turkey and
Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow. Does not include Saltwater
NOTE: Louisiana residents must purchase
both the Freshwater and Saltwater license to fish in the marine
waters of Mississippi.
Resident - Each resident of the State of
Mississippi ages sixteen (16) through sixty-four (64), fishing in
the fresh or marine waters of Mississippi, including lakes and
reservoirs but NOT to include privately owned ponds and streams,
shall be required to buy a fishing license. A saltwater license is
required south of U. S. Highway 90 and a freshwater or saltwater
license is valid between I-10 and U. S. Highway 90. Saltwater
license is not valid north of I-10. Any person sixty-five (65) or
older, or any person otherwise exempted from obtaining a freshwater
fishing license, must have documentation with him/her at all times
while fishing as described in Exemptions. [MS. Code 49-7-9]
Effective July 1, 2010, residents 65 years of age or older are
required to purchase a lifetime recreational saltwater fishing
license ($7.29, includes all fees).
Non-Resident - All non-resident anglers,
except minors under the age of sixteen (16), are required to obtain
a fishing license while fishing in the fresh or marine waters of
the State of Mississippi.
Residents who are blind, paraplegic, a multiple-amputee,
adjudged totally disabled by the Social Security Administration or
totally service connected disabled by the Veterans Administration
are not required to purchase a HUNTING OR FISHING LICENSE. [MS.
Code 49-7-5 and 49-7-9]. Residents exempt based on this criteria
are required to have proof of their age, residency, disability
status or other physical impairment in their possession while
engaged in hunting and fishing activities. All exempt licenses
previously issued for DISABILITIES are null and void.
Proof of Residency
ONLY PERSONS DOMICILED WITHIN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI AS
DEFINED IN SECTION 49-7-3 OF THE MISSISSIPPI CODE, AS AMENDED, ARE
ENTITLED TO OBTAIN A RESIDENT HUNTING/ FISHING LICENSE.
Under this section, a person's domicile is that person's
principal or primary home or place of abode. Provided,
however, a person holding a current driver's license is deemed to
be domiciled within the state that issued the driver's license.
Even if a person currently resides within the State of Mississippi,
for purposes of obtaining a hunting license, he/she is considered
to be domiciled in the state which issued the
I. If you HOLD a current driver's license:
a. If you hold a current MISSISSIPPI driver's license, you
are entitled to purchase a resident hunting license.
b. If you hold a driver's license from any state other than
Mississippi, you are required to purchase a non-resident hunting
II. If you DO NOT hold a current driver's license from any
You are entitled to purchase a resident hunting license if
Mississippi is your principal or primary home or place of abode. A
current Mississippi resident income tax return or a home stead
exemption receipt may be considered as evidence of domicile, but
these are not necessarily determinative. You may be denied a
resident hunting license if you fail to provide adequate
Even if you are domiciled in another state, you may purchase
a resident hunting license if you provide either (1) a current
identification card from a Mississippi college or university; or
(2) a current military ID card showing that you are an active
member of the Armed Forces (excluding Reserves and the National
Guard) and proof that you are stationed on a military base in
Proof of age may be shown by the following:
A. A valid driver's license; or
B. Copy of birth certificate
Resident 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