Licenses

Licenses, permits, regulations


Commercial game & fish licenses

Note: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will collect your social security number when you apply for a non-commercial hunting or fishing license.

Commercial licenses applications require a Federal Employer Identification number, MN Tax Identification number or Social Security Number. Commercial licenses are issued at the DNR license center.

Price does not include any additional fees charged ($1.00 agent fee).

Go to: Resident Licenses | Non-Resident Licenses

Hunting and fishing licenses are valid from March 1 through February 28 of the following year:

Resident Licenses

Fee

Aquaculture

Varies

Bear Outfitter(r)

$82.50

Commercial netting of fish

Varies

Fish buyer retailer - international

$35.00

Fish buyer retailer - Lake Superior

$35.00

Fish buyer wholesale - Lake Superior (r)

$150.00

Fish buyer wholesaler - international

$300.00

Fish packer (r)

$40.00

Fish vendor (r)

$70.00

Frogs - purchase, possess, and transport (r)

$220.00

Frogs - take, possess, transport, sell (r)

$35.00

Fur (raw) buyer - corporation (r)

$110.00

Fur (raw) buyer - partnership (r)

$110.00

Fur (raw) dealer (r)

$110.00

Fur buyer - supplemental (r)

$55.00

Fur tanning and dressing

$16.50

Game farm (r)

$16.50

Ginseng - buy or sell (r)

$5.00

Guide - Lake Superior

Varies

Horse Trail Pass

Varies

Master Bear Outfitter (r)

$165.00

Minnow dealer (r)

$310.00

Minnow dealer - exporting (r)

$700.00

Minnow dealer vehicle (r)

$15.00

Minnow dealer vehicle - exporting (r)

$15.00

Minnow retail vehicle

$15.00

Minnow retailer

$47.00

Shooting preserve - commercial (r)

$500.00

Shooting preserve - private (r)

$100.00

Taxidermy (r)

Varies

Turtle - Recreational

$25.00

Wild rice - dealer (r)

Varies

Non-Resident Licenses

Fee

Aquaculture

Varies

Fish buyer retailer - international

$35.00

Fish buyer retailer - Lake Superior

$35.00

Fish buyer wholesaler - international

$300.00

Frogs - purchase, possess and transport (nr)

$550.00

Fur (raw) buyer - corporation (nr)

$500.00

Fur buyer (nr)

$500.00

Fur tanning and dressing

$16.50

Guide - Lake Superior

Varies

Minnow hauler (nr)

$700.00

Minnow hauler vehicle (nr)

$15.00

Minnow retail vehicle

$15.00

Minnow retailer

$47.00