2014 fishing license!

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by fredaevans, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. fredaevans

    fredaevans Active Member

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    The new year will be on us in a week, hit the tackle store and get yours now. In Oregon, if you're an 'Old Foggie' like me the price was $15.00. The Steelhead/Salmon punch card was darned near twice as much.

    No give-aways there .......
     
  2. Evan Burck

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    This doesn't apply to Washington licenses. You have a few months.
     
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    fredaevans Active Member

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    Thanks Evan, living just north of the California boarder little reason to fish in Washington. But using a purchase date, and out 12 months, is a very cool idea. Wondering 'allowed' (bad pun intended) how many other PNW States do this?
     
  4. Evan Burck

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    It's not based on purchase date. The licenses expire in March as April is seen as the beginning of the fishing season.
     
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    Gotcha! Other than a Washingtonian who would know. :)
     
  6. Evan Burck

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    People who read what's printed on their WA license
     
  7. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    BC ends after March too.

    Go Sox,
    cds
     
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    Not that it matters, but I don't like the way Washington does it.

    In the late winter/springtime, I tend to have my mind on getting all my fishing stuff ready for the new season. I go out a few times, realize I need to tie few more bugs, fix a leak in my waders, etc.... and space off that I'm into the next license on my 4th trip out!

    Truth be told, I've "technically" fished illegally twice like that.

    I think it's a conspiracy. They want us to forget, so they can trap us. :D

    Actually, I'm sure there's a good reason for it.
     
  9. i dont see why it matters, you either change at 2014 or may 2014 for washington its the same difference
     
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    Simple mindset for me. When I go out for the first time in 2014, I see it as a new year - new season. New season means - new lic. (to me).

    But I get out several times before the actual new season starts, and my mind seems to get focused on other things, and not concerning myself with getting a new license. It's not a huge deal. It just seems less of a priority once I've been out several times, and in "start of a new season" mode... when in fact, it's not actually a new season yet.
     
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    Colorado did this a few years back. The Jan 1 date didn't work well with the small game hunting season as they offer a combo hunt/fish license.
     
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    I'm glad Washington doesn't sell it's lic. til April that way I don't have to buy both Oregon and Washington lic. at the same time. And I usually use my Washington one for springer's in the Columbia when they start showing so can take my time buying my Oregon lic. also. A lot of my fishing buddies live in Washington anyway so have plenty of days to fish in Washington before buying another lic.
     
  13. Old Man

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    Here in Montana, I think the license comes due the first of march. For me it is 8 bucks. It is not a license per se. But a conservation license. Any resident above the age of 62 gets in at 8 bucks a pop.
     
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    I'm with you... nothing but a good ole conspiracy to get be my blood boiling at 5:39am. I may be wrong here, but I seem to remember WA fishing licenses expiring 12/31 the first years we were here (starting in 1985) -- then it switched to spring... so they could increase revenues :eek:.
     
  15. GAT

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    I like the annual system in Oregon. Opening days mean nothing -- most likely because there are so many fisheries open year around in Oregon.

    I buy my fishing license during the first week of each new year. The price is the same no matter when you buy it so I want to get my monies worth... even if I don't go fishing for months after I buy the sucker, I still feel like I'm getting full use of the thing because it's in my wallet.

    :)