TWRA announces new licenses

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As approved earlier at a meeting of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission, the addition of five licenses and an amendment to a trout fishing license specific to the city of Gatlinburg are now in effect.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the addition of a Type 23 Resident 1-Day All Fish License. The cost for the Type 23 License is $11. The Resident 1-Day Fishing License (no trout) remains $5.50.

Fishing licenses for nonresidents have been added.  A Type 82 Nonresident 1-Day Fishing (no trout) License can be purchased for $8.  A Type 83 nonresident 1-Day All-Fish License is $16.  The Type 97 Nonresident 1-Day Gatlinburg Trout permit has been changed to Resident or Nonresident 1-Day Gatlinburg Trout License.  The cost of the license is $11.50.

The new options offer resident and nonresident anglers cheaper alternatives for one-day trout trips. For example, two licenses (License types 23 and 97) will allow residents to trout fish for one day without buying an annual trout license.

In addition to the angler licenses, a pair of junior hunting licenses have been added for nonresidents.  A Type 85 Nonresident 7-Day Junior All Game License is $25 and a Type 86 Nonresident Junior All Game Annual License is $40.

 Fishing and hunting licenses may be purchased at any TWRA regional office, online at the TWRA website www.tnwildlife.org or at any of the hundreds of license agents located across the state.