In his Hungry Horse News column this week, Jerry Smalley talks about fishing licenses. It begins… Have you purchased your 2016-2017 fishing license yet? As of March 1, you need a new fishing license and you may have noticed the price has gone up. Not much. While the required precursory resident conservation license remains at $8, the fee for a resident adult license increased from $18 to $21. Read the full column here.