Time to renew fishing licenses

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers who have continued fishing this spring under an emergency state executive order with licenses that would have expired March 31 that they now must renew them.

As part of the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, license validity was automatically extended to May 22 at 11:59 p.m. Now that state activities are reopening under more limited restrictions and the executive order is expiring, fishermen must obtain new 2020 licenses.

Those new licenses can be purchased online through the DNR website or at a variety of retailers.

The basic annual fishing license cost for the average angler is $17. A trout-salmon stamp added is $11. The price of a one-day resident fishing license, which does include trout and salmon privileges, is $9.

Senior citizen annual licenses cost $3, although seniors can buy a lifetime state fishing license for $17.

For those who wish to combine annual fishing and hunting licenses, the single purchase price is $25.