Minnesota fishing, hunting and trapping licenses for 2015 expire Monday, Feb. 29.

A reminder for anglers that Minnesota fishing, hunting and trapping licenses for 2015 expire Monday, Feb. 29. Licenses for 2016 now are available wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold, online, and by telephone at 888-665-4236. All 2016 fishing licenses become effective Tuesday, March 1. New licenses are required for 2015 hunting and fishing seasons that continue past Monday, Feb. 29.

Also anglers who purchased the new three-year individual angling license in 2013 when it first became available must renew their license this year. Anglers can help maintain and enhance Minnesota’s famed walleye fishing by adding the $5 walleye stamp validation to their licenses. The stamp is not required to fish for or keep walleye. Another option for customers are to purchase online via smartphone. Customers buying this route won’t receive a conventional paper license. Instead, they’ll receive a text message or email that serves as proof of a valid fish or game license to state conservation officers. A printed copy of the text or email also can serve as proof of a valid license.

Ice shelter permits for 2015 remain effective through Saturday, April 30. Ice shelters must be removed by March 31 on Minnesota/Canada border waters. (Lake of the Woods)

 

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