Fishing legally

Minnesota anglers, remember that your 2013 Minnesota fishing license expires this Friday. The 2014 licenses are now on sale at license agents, online at and by telephone at (888) 665-4236. All 2014 fishing licenses become effective Saturday.

Customers who purchase online with a smartphone won’t receive a conventional paper license. Instead, they’ll receive a text message or email that serves as proof of a valid fish or game license to state conservation officers.

Ice shelter permits for 2013 remain effective through April 30. Wisconsin’s 2013 angling licenses expire March 31.