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        Fishing Guide License             Fund may buy a five-year disability fishing
          Fishing guides must possess an Oklahoma   license for $10. Applicants for this license are   YOUR DOLLARS
        fishing guide license. This license costs $90   urged to ask for a Benefits Verification Statement
        unless the guide provides Coast Guard Mari-  from Social Security at (800) 772-1213.  WORK FOR
        ner credentials, in which case the license
        costs $20. For a list of licensed guides, visit   Lifetime Disabled    CONSERVATION           Veteran Combination                  If you’ve ever bought a hunting or fishing
        Fiscal-Year Licenses              Hunting/Fishing License              license, motorboat fuel, fishing tackle,
                                                                               ammo or bows and arrows, you’re a part
                                            This license is available to resident disabled
          The fiscal-year licenses (combination, youth   veterans, as certified by the Veterans Affairs   of the most successful effort to conserve
        combination) are valid from July 1 to June 30.   Department. For veterans with a disability of   fish and wildlife in America: The Wildlife
        These licenses allow fishing during the time   less than 60 percent, the cost of the license is   and Sport Fish Restoration Program.
        period specified on the license.
                                          $200. For veterans with a disability of 60 percent   Anglers, hunters and outdoors enthusi-
        Resident 5-Year                   or more, the cost of the license is $25. The license   asts pay a special excise tax whenever
                                          provides the same benefits as a resident lifetime
                                                                               they buy items related to the outdoors,
        Combination Hunting/              combination hunting/fishing license.  and that tax revenue is distributed back
        Fishing License                   Land Access Permit                   to the individual states. So each time an
                                                                               Oklahoman buys a license or outdoors-
          People who have been residents of Oklahoma for                       related merchandise, he or she is support-
        at least six months may buy a 5-year combination   A $40 annual Land Access Permit is required   ing important conservation efforts such as
        hunting/fishing license. Holders of these licenses   of all residents who fish or hunt on Honobia   installing boat ramps or increasing hunting
        are exempt from the annual fishing and hunting   Creek and Three Rivers Wildlife Management   access.
        license only. Holders of resident 5-year licenses   Areas, unless exempt. Nonresidents are required
        who become residents of another state during the   to buy an $85 annual permit, no exemptions.
        5-year period of their license may continue to use   A $10, 3-day special use land access permit is
        their license as a nonresident annual fishing or   available to residents for non-hunting and non-
        hunting license. When hunting, they must buy   fishing related activities.
        any season-specific hunting licenses that are not
        covered by a nonresident annual hunting license.  3-Day/Annual Wildlife
                                          Conservation Passport
        Lifetime Senior Citizen             People who use Department owned areas
        Combination Hunting/              for nonhunting or nonfishing activities, such as
        Fishing License                   birdwatching or photography, are required to
                                          have either a Wildlife Conservation Passport or
          Residents born on or after Jan. 1, 1923, upon   any current hunting or fishing license issued by
        reaching age 65 (or those who turn 65 during the   the Wildlife Department.
        calendar year) are eligible to purchase a senior   Buying a hunting or fishing license can
        citizen combination hunting/fishing license,   cost less than buying a Wildlife Conservation
        which is valid for life. The license provides the   Passport. Plus, license holders are granted the
        same exemptions as a resident lifetime combina-  privileges of that license and can enjoy those
        tion hunting/fishing license. Anyone born before   activities during the license term.
        Jan. 1, 1923, is exempt but must carry proof of age   Persons under 16 years of age at the start of
        such as a driver’s license. Application available at   the calendar year, and students and instructors Form must be signed by   participating in bona fide educational tours or
        Wildlife Department employee before mailing.  activities sponsored or organized by an educa-  ODWC Wildlife Biologists conduct
                                          tion institution or any other organized event   prescribed burns annually to
        Disability Fishing License        sanctioned by and approved in advance by the   improve wildlife habitat.  Amanda Thomas
          Persons who have resided in Oklahoma for   Wildlife Department are exempt from the Wildlife
        at least six months and who are receiving So-  Conservation Passport requirement.
        cial Security disability benefits, Supplemental
        Security Income benefits, or persons receiving   Tribal Compact Licenses
        disability benefits under the Federal Railroad   For tribal compact licenses, visit wildlifedepart-
        Retirement Act or the Multiple Injury Trust, or
           June 5-6, 2021
           Anyone may fish in Oklahoma on these days without a state license
           (free paddlefish permit still required).
           (Some city permits may still be required.)
           Be sure to take someone fishing!                                                                Skylar St.Yves

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