License Prices and Processing Fees

Here are the prices and processing fees for various hunting and fishing licenses in Mississippi:

Sportsman License

  • Price: $45.00
  • Processing Fee: $1.29
  • Agent Fee: $1.00
  • Includes Spring Turkey Hunting, Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow, and Freshwater Fishing.

All Game Hunting/Freshwater Fishing

  • Price: $25.00
  • Processing Fee: $1.29
  • Agent Fee: $1.00
  • Includes Spring Turkey Hunting.

Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow Permit

  • Price: $14.00
  • Processing Fee: $1.29
  • Agent Fee: $1.00

Velvet Season Permit

  • Price: $10.00
  • Processing Fee: $1.29
  • Agent Fee: $1.00
  • Valid for 3 consecutive calendar days.

Wildlife Management Area User Permit

  • Price: $15.00
  • Processing Fee: $1.29
  • Agent Fee: $1.00

Small Game Hunting/Freshwater Fishing

  • Price: $10.00
  • Processing Fee: $1.29
  • Agent Fee: $1.00

Apprentice Sportsman License

  • Price: $32.00
  • Processing Fee: $1.29
  • Agent Fee: $1.00

Apprentice All Game License

  • Price: $17.00
  • Processing Fee: $1.29
  • Agent Fee: $1.00

Apprentice Small Game License

  • Price: $13.00
  • Processing Fee: $1.29
  • Agent Fee: $1.00

North Mississippi National Wildlife Refuge Permit

  • Price: $15.00
  • Processing Fee: $1.29
  • Agent Fee: $1.00
  • Valid for Coldwater, Dahomey, Tallahatchie, and Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuges only.

3-Day Sportsman Apprentice License

  • Price: $7.00
  • Processing Fee: $1.29
  • Agent Fee: $1.00

Trapping License

  • Price: $25.00
  • Processing Fee: $1.29
  • Agent Fee: $1.00

3-Day Freshwater Fishing

  • Price: $3.00
  • Processing Fee: $1.29
  • Agent Fee: $1.00
  • Valid for 3 consecutive calendar days.

Saltwater Fishing

  • Price: $10.00
  • Processing Fee: $1.29
  • Agent Fee: $1.00

Freshwater Commercial Fishing License

  • Price: $30.00
  • Processing Fee: $1.29
  • Agent Fee: $1.00

Freshwater Guide License

  • Price: $500.00
  • Processing Fee: $1.29
  • Agent Fee: $1.00

Slat Basket License

  • Price: $30.00
  • Processing Fee: $1.29
  • Agent Fee: $1.00
  • Required for each Slat Basket; a commercial fishing license is also required to fish Slat Baskets.

State Waterfowl Stamp Electronic Privilege

  • Price: $10.00
  • Processing Fee: $1.29
  • Agent Fee: $1.00
  • Required for any persons 16 years of age and older when hunting waterfowl - Federal Stamp also required.

Federal Duck Stamp - Electronic

  • Price: $27.00
  • Processing Fee: $1.29
  • Agent Fee: $1.00
  • Valid for 45 days from date of purchase. Actual stamp will be mailed within 45 days.

Youth Exempt

  • Price: $2.30
  • Processing Fee: $1.70
  • Agent Fee: $1.00
  • Under 16 years of age, voluntary – All Game Hunting, Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing license, Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow permit, WMA, Waterfowl Stamp.

Senior Exempt Lifetime

  • Price: $2.30
  • Processing Fee: $1.70
  • Agent Fee: $1.00
  • Age 65 and over, voluntary – All Game Hunting, Freshwater Fishing license, Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow permit, WMA. Does not include saltwater fishing, waterfowl stamp.

Senior Lifetime Saltwater License

  • Price: $5.00
  • Processing Fee: $1.29
  • Agent Fee: $1.00
  • Age 65 and over.

Disabled Exempt

  • Price: $2.30
  • Processing Fee: $1.70
  • Agent Fee: $1.00
  • Voluntary – All Game Hunting, Freshwater, and Saltwater Fishing license, Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow permit, WMA – must carry proof of disability if you do not purchase the Disabled Exempt license.

Duplicate Hunting & Fishing License

  • Price: $5.00
  • Processing Fee: $1.29
  • Agent Fee: $1.00

Freshwater Guide Boat License

  • Price: $25.00
  • Processing Fee: $1.29
  • Agent Fee: $1.00

Lifetime License Fees

Here are the fees for lifetime licenses in Mississippi:

Lifetime License (Birth through 12)

  • Price: $500.00
  • Includes Sportsman, WMA User Permit, and Saltwater privileges.

Lifetime License (13 and over)

  • Price: $1000.00
  • Includes Sportsman, WMA User Permit, and Saltwater privileges.

Non-Resident Native Lifetime License

  • Price: $1500.00
  • Includes All Game, Archery/Primitive Weapon/Crossbow, Deer Permit, Spring Turkey Permit, WMA User Permit, and Saltwater privileges.

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