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A Boating/Fishing event permit from the Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police is required for safety reasons when holding an event on the water.
Notice: The Division of Fish & Wildlife has revoked permits for boating or fishing tournaments involving 10 or more people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This is based on guidance from state and federal health agencies.
The Division will not issue new permits for boating or fishing tournament involving 10 or more people until restrictions are lifted.
The Division will work with tournament organizers to reschedule events when the outbreak is over. The Division of Fish & Wildlife is committed to protecting the public and our employees.
Submission of an application does not guarantee the event will be approved. Do not publicize or promote your event until you receive your notification of acceptance. The permit issued by the Natural Resources Police does not authorize the use of access/launching facilities. The appropriate contact for access/launching facilities is provided on our permit.
A fishing tournament/boating event, when conducted on State Parks lands and water, may require an entrance or admission fee. Contact information for the Division of Parks & Recreation is listed in the application form, below. The Division of Fish & Wildlife will not issue a permit if appropriate documentation of approval is not provided when holding an event on State Park lands.
Please be advised activities such as fundraising, concessions, or other public events are prohibited within Fish & Wildlife lands without a special permit from the Director of Fish & Wildlife.