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  • #7836

    Scotty MacFly
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    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.

    #7838

    Creek
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    #7839

    Grsdlnr
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    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.

    #7841

    Creek
    Spectator

    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.

    #7843

    Scotty MacFly
    Spectator

    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.

    #7844

    Creek
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    Nope! Not a penny.

    #7845

    Scotty MacFly
    Spectator

    Man, that’s just wrong. You’d think there would be something, but I guess not.

    #7847

    The_bat_fly
    Spectator

    What $44 for my first year of fish this well be fun😉

    #7848

    Creek
    Spectator

    How do you get $44?

    #7849

    Scotty MacFly
    Spectator

    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.

    https://www.gohunt.com/read/news/colorado-lawmakers-propose-2018-hunting-fishing-and-parks-for-future-generations-act#gs.6RbuJqo

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by  Scotty MacFly.
    #7851

    Creek
    Spectator

    The chart I posted are the 2018 prices. Where is the increase?

    #7852

    Scotty MacFly
    Spectator

    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.

    #7853

    Creek
    Spectator

    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.

    #7854

    Scotty MacFly
    Spectator

    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.

    #7856

    Creek
    Spectator

    Acting like babies is a good description of them. Led by the biggest baby of all….Trump.

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