Wisconsin fishing, hunting, trapping and harvesting licenses, as well as other DNR licenses and permits are available for purchase Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Office of the Milwaukee County Clerk, Courthouse, Room 105. We accept cash and credit/debit cards. There is a convenience fee of 3% for all credit/debit card transactions. Personal checks are not accepted.
The Go Wild system secures your license, permits, state stamps and hunter safety education information online. The information can be accessed through a variety of items including your original paper document, a paper reprint, an optional conservation card, your authenticated Wisconsin driver's license or a department-generated PDF displayed on your electronic device. No more worries about losing your one and only copy. Depending on which item you choose to use, you will have access to all of these records. Note all forms of proof are not acceptable for all type of authorizations.
To purchase a Wisconsin resident license, customers are required to provide proof of Wisconsin residency, such as a Wisconsin driver's license. Non-resident licenses are also available for purchase.
Social Security Numbers and DNR Customer Numbers
Federal and state laws require the collection of Social Security numbers for hunting and fishing licenses. Every first-time customer will be required to provide his or her Social Security number to purchase a license. Once the number is entered into the system, the customer will be assigned a DNR customer number that will appear on every license document and receipt. Social Security numbers are not printed on license documents. Any subsequent purchases will allow customers to purchase their licenses using their DNR customer number, avoiding the collection of the Social Security number ever again.
Hunter Certification Requirement
Wisconsin law requires that anyone born after January 1, 1973, must complete a certified hunter safety education course before they can purchase a hunting license. Wisconsin's automated license system is designed to recognize when verification of hunter education certification is required, based on the customer's birth date. Customers are required to provide the safety certificate number and the state of issuance at the time of purchase. Archery hunters may satisfy the hunter education requirement with proof of completing a bow hunter safety education class.
For more information, including license fees, visit
the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Visit DNR Website