Lost my license...

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Jason Rolfe, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

    Will my catch record card work as a record of having bought one? You kind of need to have a license to get a catch card right? Or do I just need to go buy a replacement.

    Just wondering. I checked the WDFW website and didn't really find anything useful.

  2. Kcahill

    Kcahill Active Member

    Go to where you bought it(or if through the mail call WDFW) and they can print you out another for a marginal fee I can imagine. I have done it in other states.
  3. Greg Armstrong

    Greg Armstrong Active Member

    I had my wallet stolen a number of years ago, along with my license. It was an easy process to just go to my local sporting goods store (Shoffs - for all you historians) and get a duplicate made. That was way before things were computerized. I'm guessing it shouldn't be too difficult to get it replaced. Good luck.
  4. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

    Don't need no stinking license.
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  5. Brett Angel

    Brett Angel Member

    Jason, you need to replace the actual license and it can be done anywhere they sell licenses. You always need a copy of your license on you, not in your car or laying at home on the desk.
  6. Dipnet

    Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

    Copy/paste from the WDFW website (remember that a dealer fee is also added):
    License $9.70
    Transport Tag $8.20
    Catch Record Cards $12.10
  7. Bill Aubrey

    Bill Aubrey Active Member

    Yep, been there, done that. It is simple, but they get ya. In Montana, on a nonres license, it only cost me $2. Just one more reason...
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  8. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    Your lost license is only valid for 9 more days.
  9. Dipnet

    Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

    Oooh, I didn't even think of that, Bill!

    Good catch!!! :)
  10. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    9 more days? Your fishing license expires at the end of March???
  11. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    Yep. License runs from 4/1 to 3/31.
  12. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

    I miss Shoffs.

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  13. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    Weird. In Oregon your license is valid from the first day to the last day of the current calender year.
  14. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    We used to have it the Oregon way and it was changed so one license was good for one complete season.
  15. Dipnet

    Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

    Our fishing seasons/regulations run from May 1 to April 30.

    Licenses are valid April 1 to March 31.

    Back when the licenses were just issued for the calendar year, folks would have to purchase their licenses before the actual seasons and regulations were determined. As a former marina operator and license issuer, I remember all too well the bitchin' when folks who'd already shelled out good money for their licenses found out their favorite fisheries were reduced or closed altogether. The state finally got wise and made the license period more closely match the regulation period.
  16. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    It more matches the hunting licenses.
  17. Cruik

    Cruik Active Member

    When I had my fishing backpack stolen this year, I was a little annoyed to find out having another license printed was $10. Does anyone know the justification for this? $10 is certainly not nominal and there's no way it's to cover printing costs.
  18. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member


    Besides the obvious paper and printing costs, what about the wages of the person helping you out, the cost of running the facility, the internet connection, the database software, the wages of the person maintaining that database to ensure they can verify you bought a license?

    I think that for $10 they are letting you off pretty easy for the service provided.
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  19. The Dude

    The Dude Member

    One of the few things I like about Colorado game regulations. They use your DL# with your fishing/hunting license and as long as you have your DL with you a Gamewarden can determine youre legal, and they do not require you to have it on you as long as it can be verfied.
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  20. Cruik

    Cruik Active Member

    Should be factored into the license when you buy it. By your reasoning, 1/3 of a yearly freshwater license ($10) goes to licensing overhead? I understand the database is costly to maintain and the equipment is expensive, but the dealer gets their fee on top of it and the benefit of giving people an excuse to come into your store. But as long as that system already exists to provide people their licenses, a reprint shouldn't produce any additional costs.