February 8, 2018 at 6:50 am #7836
It looks like there may be an $8.00 increase in fishing & hunting licenses for CO.. The CPW is struggling and they say it will help in many positive ways.
I guess $8.00 isn’t too much to ask, as long as the DNR keeps their greedy hands off of it.
We will know more by next week I hear.February 8, 2018 at 12:44 pm #7838February 8, 2018 at 1:43 pm #7839
Well, I’m on the hook for a nonresident license everywhere I fish, and it adds up. Still a bargain compared to what it costs to fish in Europe of course. Some fees are not too bad – NY was $50 for a full year, no trout stamp required, Ontario has a nonresident 8-day “conservation licence” (great if you’re a C&R angler) for about $26US. Others get a bit pricey – PA is over $50 for only 7-days, including the trout/steelhead stamp.
I don’t mind paying, really. The price of getting to decent fishing and lodging, meals etc far outweighs the license costs. Provided the license money goes to the appropriate state agency and not into a general fund where the game/fish people have to fight each year to get back as much as hunters and fishermen put in.
Of course IMO too much of nearly every state’s game/fish budget goes to fish hatcheries instead of protecting wild habitat but that’s a subject for another day.February 8, 2018 at 2:02 pm #7841
I get my fishing license for free, but they make up for it by what I pay for hunting licenses. I wish it was the other way around. Fishing is cheap.February 8, 2018 at 2:10 pm #7843
Creek, at your age, and please don’t take that wrong, isn’t there a discount for hunting licenses as well?
But I guess if there is, it wouldn’t be much of one.February 8, 2018 at 3:52 pm #7844
Nope! Not a penny.February 8, 2018 at 7:48 pm #7845
Man, that’s just wrong. You’d think there would be something, but I guess not.February 9, 2018 at 9:35 pm #7847
What $44 for my first year of fish this well be fun😉February 10, 2018 at 10:29 am #7848
How do you get $44?February 10, 2018 at 11:03 am #7849
Res. Fishing license = $25
Habitat stamp = $10
S&R = $0.25
Wildlife Ed Fund + $0.75
Total = $36.00
$8.00 increase = $44.00
But that’s if it’s going to happen, which sounds as though it will. Unless once again it’s Bovine Scat news on the internet.
But hey, as we all know, if it’s on the internet, it must be true. wink, wink.
Here’s the short article.
February 10, 2018 at 11:44 am #7851
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The chart I posted are the 2018 prices. Where is the increase?February 10, 2018 at 3:40 pm #7852
There is a good chance I may not be seeing something or understanding the article fully. But her it is as simply as it says: The bill would permit CPW to raise multi-day and annual resident hunting and fishing license fees by $8.00 and increase state park entrance fees. The bill is scheduled to be heard by the Colorado Senate next week.
The bill should have been heard this week. Maybe if it happens we won’t see it till next year?
This is why I don’t get into government things, because I don’t fully understand it all.
Maybe I should have not posted this in the first place.
Ah, I won’t really care anyway till the man behind the counter tells me how much my license costs.February 10, 2018 at 3:58 pm #7853
Yeah, it will probably be for next year if it passes the Senate. If they can get around to it. They seem to have more fun shutting down the government and giving money to the rich.February 10, 2018 at 5:16 pm #7854
Wish I was rich so they’d give me money.
I’d like to know how many times a year our government shuts down compared to other countries. I’m starting to believe they shut it down just because they are not getting what they want, and so they’re acting like little babies. But I don’t know anything about politics.February 11, 2018 at 10:08 am #7856
Acting like babies is a good description of them. Led by the biggest baby of all….Trump.
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