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             S PE C I A L L I C E N S ES & PE R M I T S

        Fishing Guide License             license for $10. Applicants for this license are
          Fishing guides must possess an Oklahoma   urged to ask for a Benefits Verification State-  YOUR DOLLARS
        fishing guide license. This license costs $90   ment from Social Security at (800) 772-1213.
        unless the guide provides Coast Guard Mari-                            WORK FOR
        ner credentials, in which case the license   Lifetime Disabled
        costs $20. For a list of licensed guides, visit   Veteran Combination   CONSERVATION
                                          Hunting/Fishing License              If you’ve ever bought a hunting or fishing
        Fiscal-Year Licenses                This license is available to resident disabled   license, motorboat fuel, fishing tackle,
                                                                               ammo or bows and arrows, you’re a part
          The fiscal-year licenses (combination, youth   veterans, as certified by the Veterans Affairs   of the most successful effort to conserve
                                          Department. For veterans with a disability of
        combination) are valid from July 1 to June 30.   less than 60 percent, the cost of the license is   fish and wildlife in America: The Wildlife
        These licenses allow fishing during the time   $200. For veterans with a disability of 60 percent   and Sport Fish Restoration Program.
        period specified on the license.
                                          or more, the cost of the license is $25. The license   Anglers, hunters and outdoors enthusi-
        Resident 5-Year                   provides the same benefits as a resident lifetime   asts pay a special excise tax whenever
                                          combination hunting/fishing license.
                                                                               they buy items related to the outdoors,
        Combination Hunting/                                                   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   A $40 annual Land Access Permit is required   related merchandise, he or she is support-
        for at least six months may buy a 5-year combi-  of all residents who fish or hunt on Honobia   ing important conservation efforts such as
        nation hunting/fishing license. Holders of these   Creek and Three Rivers Wildlife Management   installing boat ramps or increasing hunting
        licenses are exempt from the annual fishing and   Areas, unless exempt. Nonresidents are required   access.
        hunting license only. Holders of resident 5-year   to buy an $85 annual permit, no exemptions.
        licenses who become residents of another state   A $10, 3-day special use land access permit is
        during the 5-year period of their license may   available to residents for non-hunting and non-
        continue to use their license as a nonresident   fishing related activities.
        annual fishing or hunting license. When hunt-
        ing, they must buy any season-specific hunting   3-Day/Annual Wildlife
        licenses that are not covered by a nonresident   Conservation Passport
        annual hunting license.
                                            People who use Department owned areas for
                                          non-hunting or non-fishing activities, such as
        Lifetime Senior Citizen           birdwatching or photography, are required to
        Combination Hunting/              have either a Wildlife Conservation Passport or
        Fishing License                   any current hunting or fishing license issued
                                          by the Wildlife Department.
          Residents age 65 (or those who turn 65 dur-  Buying a hunting or fishing license can
        ing the calendar year) are eligible to purchase   cost less than buying a Wildlife Conservation
        a senior citizen combination hunting/fishing   Passport. Plus, license holders are granted the
        license, which is valid for life. The license pro-  privileges of that license and can enjoy those
        vides the same exemptions as a resident life-  activities during the license term.
        time combination hunting/fishing license. Ap-  Persons under 16 years of age at the start of
        plication available at   the calendar year, and students and instructors
        If using paper form, form must be signed by   participating in bona fide educational tours or
        Wildlife Department employee before mailing.  activities sponsored or organized by an educa-
                                          tion institution or any other organized event
        Disability Fishing License        sanctioned by and approved in advance by   ODWC Wildlife Biologists conduct
          Persons who have resided in Oklahoma for   the Wildlife Department are exempt from the   prescribed burns annually to
        at least six months and who are receiving So-  Wildlife Conservation Passport requirement.  improve wildlife habitat.  Jena Donnell
        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 choctawna-
        Retirement Act or the Multiple Injury Trust or
        Fund may buy a five-year disability fishing

           June 4-5, 2022

           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!                                                                Smokey Solis

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