2015 Wyoming Code
TITLE 23 - GAME AND FISH
CHAPTER 2 - LICENSES; FEES
ARTICLE 2 - FISH
SECTION 23-2-201. - Fees; restrictions; verification of residency required.
23-2-201. Fees; restrictions; verification of residency required.
(a) Any qualified person may purchase a fishing license from the department or its authorized selling agents. Purchase of a license entitles the licensee to take any fish of Wyoming at the time, in a place, in a manner and in an amount as provided by law and the orders of the commission. At the time of application for a resident license under this section, the applicant shall provide a valid Wyoming driver's license or a copy thereof, or other proof of residency. The commission shall promulgate reasonable rules and regulations stating what proof of residency is required so that only bona fide Wyoming residents, as defined in W.S. 23-1-102(a)(ix), receive resident licenses. For purposes of purchasing a lifetime resident license under subsection (d) of this section and except for the resident disabled veteran's lifetime license issued under subsection (f) of this section, an applicant shall have been a resident as defined in W.S. 23-1-102(a)(ix) continuously for a ten (10) year period immediately preceding the application date.
(b) Repealed by Laws 1999, ch. 92, 2.
(c) In addition to other fees under this section, persons purchasing a fishing license under this section may pay a voluntary fee of two dollars ($2.00) or any greater amount to fund search and rescue activities in the state. The department shall provide information on the license form that the purchaser may pay the fee under this subsection to be credited to the search and rescue account. Any voluntary fees collected under this subsection shall be deposited in the search and rescue account created by W.S. 19-13-301(a).
(d) The following fishing licenses may be purchased for the fee indicated in addition to the applicable fee under W.S. 23-1-701 and subject to the limitations provided:
(i) Resident fishing license ................. $22.00
(ii) Nonresident fishing license .............. 90.00
(iii) Nonresident youth fishing license ....... 15.00
(iv) Resident youth fishing license (between their 14th and 18th birthdays) .................................. 3.00
(v) Repealed By Laws 2000, Ch. 27, 2.
(vi) Nonresident daily fishing license ........ 12.00
(vii) Resident daily fishing license ........... 4.00
(viii) Resident lifetime fishing license ..... 300.00
(e) In addition to other fees under this section, persons applying for a license or tag under this section may pay any whole dollar amount to fund the purchase of access easements by the commission to provide access to public and private lands.
(f) Any resident disabled veteran who receives fifty percent (50%) or more service connected disability compensation from the United States department of veteran's affairs may apply to the department for a resident disabled veteran's lifetime fishing license. The license entitles the resident disabled veteran to take any fish within Wyoming at the time, in a place, in a manner and in an amount as provided by law and the orders of the commission. Application shall include proof of residency required under subsection (a) of this section, certification of the applicant's service connected disability and other information required by rule and regulation of the commission. Notwithstanding subsection (a) and paragraph (d)(viii) of this section, a disabled veteran's lifetime fishing license shall be issued to an eligible applicant without payment of any fee.
(g) Any resident who is on active duty in the United States military deployed to a combat zone who is home on leave may apply to the department for a resident daily fishing license. Application under this section shall include proof of residency required under subsection (a) of this section, certification of the applicant's active duty deployment to a combat zone and other information required by rule and regulation of the commission. Notwithstanding subsection (a) and paragraph (d)(vi) of this section, a resident daily fishing license issued pursuant to this subsection shall be issued to the eligible applicant without charge. For purposes of this subsection, a combat zone is any area which the president of the United States designates by executive order as an area in which the armed forces of the United States are engaged in combat.
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