CDFW's License and Revenue Branch is responsible for the issuance and revenue collection of approximately 400 types of licenses and permits related to recreational hunting and fishing, commercial fishing and special permits. The Department enlists approximately 1,300 retail license agents and online license sales to issue sport fishing and hunting license through the Automated License Data System (ALDS). License Agents vary in size from "mom and pop" stores in rural areas to large big box stores in urban areas. License Agents issue licenses to the public through Internet Point of Sale (IPOS) terminals.
License sales statistics by area are available upon request for sport fishing and hunting items. Contact the Department's License and Revenue Branch for more information.