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Fishing is a great way for kids to spend the summer, especially with all the community fisheries across the state. Some youth may need a Wyoming fishing license, depending on their age, residency and catch ambitions: 
 

  • If you’re a Wyoming resident under 14, you don’t need a fishing license. You can also catch and keep your own creel limit.
  • If you’re a resident or nonresident over 14 but under 18, you need a youth fishing license. That is a 12-month license, and you will also need a conservation stamp. With this license, you can catch and keep your own creel limit.
  • Nonresident youth under 14 do not need a license if accompanied by an adult with a valid Wyoming fishing license. However, the youth’s catches count toward the adult’s creel limit. 
 
Once a youth angler turns 18, they need a resident or a nonresident fishing license.  There are 12-month and daily options.

Game and Fish also has a handy guide to help determine licensing needs. Remember, if you need a license, always have it with you when you’re fishing. For full rules and creel limits, see the 2021 Fishing Regulations.  
 

Spencer Carstens
Cheyenne Game Warden

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