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6 hours ago, Functional said:

$25 gets you all inland waters

$16 gets you coastal waters

$41 gets you inland and coastal

$53 gets you inland and big game hunting

Wow. Your state is as “creative” as mine, lol. 
 

WA state distinguishes between freshwater and saltwater. Only posting resident rates:


fresh - $29.50

salt - $30.05

shellfish/seaweed - $17.40

combo (fresh and salt) $55.35

Annual Fishing License (everything) $69.55

 

I get the combo in odd years and the freshwater in even years. 

 

 

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When I was living in TN, my fishing license with a trout stamp was around $55.00. Now that I live in Arkansas, my fishing license is $10.50. My trout license is another $10.00. Won't matter in about a year and a half. I'll be 65 so I'll buy a senior lifetime license.

 

I purchased a lifetime license for each of my grandkids when they were born. I think that they were around $200.00 for each of them. Assuming that they fish, they'll never have to worry about a fishing license.

Edit, I see that they have gone up to $320.00 now!

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Interesting... (because of this topic I had to go look)

Kansas has a new deal for residents:

-5yo and under for Lifetime combo hunt/fish for $302.50

-6-7yo get the same for $502.50

-anyone 8yo to 64 it is $962.50

-a senior 65+ $42.50

 

Shows how good of a deal I got back in 98' for $440 when I was 20yo

 

Reg. yearly Fish $27.50

Trout is $14.50 extra (But I don't participate)

 

 

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3 minutes ago, volzfan59 said:

Won't matter in about a year and a half. I'll be 65 so I'll buy a senior lifetime license.

We don't have those - 51 and over is the same price...until you're 90 and don't need a license anymore.

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Ontario, Canada 3 year sport license $79.71 ($45.21 for conservation licence) + $8.57 outdoors card (money grab) + 13% tax. 65 yrs and older, children, as well as indigenous people are free.

 

I don't mind paying my fair share. I am fairly confident that most people I see fishing don't have a license. Here in Ontario the fines can be steep, and confiscation of gear, boat, vehicle, etc. Not worth the risk to me for around $33 per year.

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6 hours ago, Happybeerbuzz said:

California:

 

Resident - $58.58

Non Res - $158.25

 

Second Rod Stamp - +$18.36.

 

 

Don't forget the additional $6.74 if you want to fish in any saltwater. 

 

If anyone thinks the fishing license fees are atrocious and absurd (which they absolutely are) this was the 2022 hunting license breakdown for me: 

 

Hunting License - $54

Upland Validation - $21.60

CA Duck Validation - $34.56

 

Total - $110.16

 

Of course this does not include the Federal Duck stamp @ $25, a refuge draw @ $1.34 each or a land pass at @ $24.33 a day... 

 

So just to recap if you wanted to Duck hunt one single day and Dove hunt one single day (which is exactly how many times I've been able to go so far) in a season in CA this season it would cost you a MINIMUM of $160.83 out the door before even considering the cost of ammunition, fuel,  food, etc... FML 

 

Then again, I'm sitting bayside in my office along the coast of So Cal and its a brisk 60 degrees with blue skies on December 28th...I suppose you have to pay to play... 

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5 hours ago, gimruis said:

I have been purchasing the Resident Conservation License for about 6 years now instead.  Its half the cost ($12.50) and it permits you half of the daily bag limit for each one posted in the regs.  For example, the daily crappie bag limit is 10, so mine would be 5.  If its an odd number, like 5, then it rounds down to 2.  I haven't kept a fish other than a few small pike for pickling in years so I have no reason to fill a full bag limit anymore.  I went fishing 31 times last season, so it costed me about 40 cents per outing to fish here in MN.  IMO that's downright robbery.

 

Hunting gets a little more complicated and expensive.  A resident deer license is $34, bonus tags are $17.  Spring wild turkey is $28.  Small game and a pheasant stamp is $26 + $7.50.

That about 700 percent less than TN on all fronts. If you want to go hunting for anything bigger than a rabbit, you better have a grand. It’s the sole reason I don’t hunt 

5 hours ago, Deleted account said:

 

The cost for a non resident license is $45 and $35 for NC and SC respectively.

Pretty ridiculous I can fish as a non resident in SC for less than I can as a resident in TN 

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12 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

Pretty ridiculous I can fish as a non resident in SC for less than I can as a resident in TN 

That is downright ridiculous. Get it together TN.

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1 minute ago, gimruis said:

That is downright ridiculous. Get it together TN.

Oh I’m sure a price hike is coming soon. They’ve got to pay their social media influencers……….. 

 

watch this if you’ve got a minute 

 

 

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I purchased a lifetime fishing permit around 20 years ago for our state, I purchased mine because I knew the permit costs overall were increasing. If I recall a lifetime permit in our state when I purchased mine was around $350-400. Now the lifetime permit cost is $710.00, so I've saved that money & time in the long run.

Our park permits can vary for our lakes/state park areas, annual state park permits in most lakes are $31.00/year, we have other NRD/Recreation areas that are $10-15/year.

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GA resident believe its $15 for fishing and another $10 for trout license annually.  Saltwater is free just have to get the permit added to your licence called a SIP.

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13 hours ago, islandbass said:

Wow. Your state is as “creative” as mine, lol. 

 

There are more selections but these are the most common. Would have been easier to take screen shots of the different licenses lol. 

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19 hours ago, J._Bricker said:

Thanks for posting this @Happybeerbuzz, I had to check to see what I paid for my basic 2022 license with a second rod stamp ($71.02). I look forward to seeing how the increase over 2022’s license fees is going to enhance our fishing. 

Second rod stamp. I think I know what you are referring to but maybe not. 
 

So if you are out on the river fishing for channel catties and want to put out two rods you need to have that stamp. And don’t even think about a third or you are getting fined. 

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51 minutes ago, Spankey said:

Second rod stamp. I think I know what you are referring to but maybe not. 
 

So if you are out on the river fishing for channel catties and want to put out two rods you need to have that stamp. And don’t even think about a third or you are getting fined. 

We have unlimited rod legality, maybe that’s why our license cost more than any other state not on the Pacific Ocean 

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1 hour ago, Spankey said:

Second rod stamp. I think I know what you are referring to but maybe not. 
 

So if you are out on the river fishing for channel catties and want to put out two rods you need to have that stamp. And don’t even think about a third or you are getting fined. 

It would depend on which river and if you’re a allowed to legally fish it with a second rod.  I believe the intent of the second rod stamp was to primarily benefit those fishing lakes and reservoirs with the added fees going to the state coffers.

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I’ve had my fishing and hunting license every year since ‘75. 
 

Since I was a young guy I had know about how some of you guys were able to purchase the fishing/hunting lifetime Sportsman’s license. Penna. has never had that. A bit of a sour point with me from way back. Oh well. At 65 I can get both hunting and fishing senior lifetimes. Probable get them then die. Just my luck. 
 

PA fishing you can buy 2 and 3 year licenses but there is no incentive. Put it this way (to me) no real incentive to do it. 

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23 minutes ago, Spankey said:

 Oh well. At 65 I can get both hunting and fishing senior lifetimes. Probable get them then die. Just my luck. 
 

PA fishing you can buy 2 and 3 year licenses but there is no incentive. Put it this way (to me) no real incentive to do it. 

That’s why since I got my senior license I only get my trout stamp for 5 years. 

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Have not had to buy a license in 7 years.  Over 65 freshwater fishing is free for residents.

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