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How long is your fishing license?
« on: February 27, 2013, 06:26:04 PM »
Our local weather is warming up, and I've had an itch to go fishing out on our CA Delta. Today, while picking up meds at the local CVS pharmacy, I bought my 2013 CA fishing license. Starting in 2012 (or was that 2011?), they have a small terminal/printer hooked to the state DFG. They punch in your DL number or prior year's fishing license number, and you get a 'thermal paper' printout about the width of a supermarket register receipt, and approx 2 feet long. They even provide a 'special' pen to sign the license on the thermal paper.

CA has, for a number of years, had a requirement that your fishing license be displayed 'above the belt waist' while fishing. With the old style license, we merely inserted it into a plastic holder attached to a neck lanyard, or with a pin clipped on a fishing hat. When they went to the first 'new' version of the license, I merely folded it and inserted it in the plastic holder. But, with the newest style, maybe I should "fly" it like a kite  ???
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Re: How long is your fishing license?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 06:50:26 PM »
Classic case of malignant bureaucracy metastasizing.  Can they be stopped?  Probably not.  Obviously, the bureaucrats writing the rules have never fished.  ::)
 
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Re: How long is your fishing license?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 07:14:16 PM »
Aye you're right Margi. A number of years ago I attended a seminar at one of the departments in Sacramento. As I walked down the hall (several times), people were staring out the window, apparently with nothing better to do.
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Re: How long is your fishing license?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 07:59:00 PM »
Could it possibly be just the printer that they had. I haven't gotten my 2013 license yet but when I got my 2012 license it was online and I printed my temporary at home. They mailed my official license in about a week.
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Re: How long is your fishing license?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2013, 08:08:05 PM »
Shoot, I thought you meant how long was it good for and I was all excited, ready to tell you I had a lifetime Colorado fishing license. Then I read your post. Never mind.
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Re: How long is your fishing license?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2013, 08:18:34 PM »
Wendy, I thought the same thing.  I have a lifetime NC freshwater and saltwater license. 
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Re: How long is your fishing license?
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2013, 08:36:22 PM »
Florida sells them online and you can print at home, or the store can print with whatever they have,. A bit bulky though - not as neat as the previous card license,
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Re: How long is your fishing license?
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2013, 08:44:08 PM »
Lou, I knew you were a highly intelligent person :)
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Re: How long is your fishing license?
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2013, 03:00:45 AM »
I thought the subject line was clear; It doesn't mention time ???

I've thought about buying a lifetime license, and keep procrastinating. OTOH I don't know if I'd get a much longer piece of paper  ???

When I opened it up, I saw that it's a total length of 39". The actual license is 7" long, and the remainder is a "sturgeon report card". Long report card for a long fish  ???

Didn't think of checking if they sell them online, but they apparently do. Looks like they dropped the requirement to "wear above the waist"; That was a dumb law although, since the old style licenses were issued in a different color every year, just like our vehicle tags, I suppose it made it easier for law enforcement to tell if you had a current year license.

Unless that little machine printed double sided, it appears that the license and report card are printed on "official" CA DFG paper; It has a logo, URL, and even a 'rev date' pre-printed on the back. Looks like waterproof paper, rather than thermal paper. Makes sense since it will be used around water.

 
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Re: How long is your fishing license?
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2013, 09:23:09 AM »
Tom, it didn't take me long to realize that you wouldn't butcher the grammar that badly.

However, now that you say the license is made from waterproof paper, I'm thinking that maybe CA expects you to troll with it as bait :-\

It doesn't say somewhere in the fine print exactly how deep to troll, does it? ;)
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Re: How long is your fishing license?
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2013, 09:30:09 AM »
Lou, I need to check the CA fishing regulations before I can answer. OTOH they're usually indecipherable  ???
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Re: How long is your fishing license?
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2013, 09:31:10 AM »
Tom, I could be wrong, but...I heard that with these new ones you don't have to have them showing on you, just with you!  We purchased licenses last year when we were fishing at Dardenelles and that's what the Ranger told us.  You may want to check with fish and game to be sure!

BTW, is anyone else having issues with spell check on this site?

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Re: How long is your fishing license?
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2013, 09:37:03 AM »
This topic reminded me to renew my permit to fish the trout & salmon stream in the old country. In addition to a county fishing license, a permit is required from the local angling club who own the fishing rights for the river and tributaries. I joined the club when I was a kid, and renewed my membership every year, including after relocating to CA. One year they granted me lifetime membership, and I just need to request my permit.
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Re: How long is your fishing license?
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2013, 09:38:58 AM »
You're correct Mikie, and I mentioned in my prior message that they dropped the requirement to 'wear" the license.

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Re: How long is your fishing license?
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2013, 10:32:50 AM »
I may be wrong Tom but I think that the one that they gave you may be just a temporary (like the one that one can print at home). I think that you might get the colored permanent one in the mail.
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Re: How long is your fishing license?
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2013, 10:49:37 AM »
This is the same as the 'colored' one I received at the drug store last year; That one wasn't considered temporary and wasn't replaced in the mail. This process is not really different from the old style paper licenses where a drug store clerk would tear a license out of a book, except that the info is inputted electronically and printed. With the old style, we had to write all our info such as name, address, height, weight, sex, color of eyes, age, etc, whereas now it's printed by the little printer, and we just sign the bottom. In both cases, I pay the store, they give me a license, and they pay the state of CA.
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Re: How long is your fishing license?
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2013, 11:44:03 AM »
This reminds me of the story of a fella trying to buy a 2x4 at the lumber yard.  When asked how long he wanted it, he replied, "Pretty long, I planning on using it on my house." ;D
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Re: How long is your fishing license?
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2013, 09:23:19 PM »
Sounds like a fishing story to me ;D Not buying it without pictures ::)
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Re: How long is your fishing license?
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2013, 09:48:48 PM »
I think if you check the phone book, How Long is a person of Chinese ancestory.

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« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2015, 03:06:21 PM »
I just got mine in Florida. If you go to the tax collectors office, over 65 and a Fla res you get a lifetime hunting and fishing license FREE.

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Re: How long is your fishing license?
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2015, 10:36:05 PM »
This thread is almost 3 years old. ::)
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« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2015, 10:47:13 PM »
And the OP is still here  ;)
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Re: How long is your fishing license?
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2015, 11:17:36 PM »
Before I read the content of your post I thought you meant length as in duration.  I wanted to brag about having a lifetime hunting and fishing license...sigh...

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Re: How long is your fishing license?
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2016, 07:40:34 AM »
The size of a credit card Texas lifetime and not free, well mine was came with a 20.000.00 dollar boat. I like the Florida plan better.
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Re: How long is your fishing license?
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2016, 06:02:37 PM »
Because nobody reads a newspaper anymore, you wrap your fish in the license.
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