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252yft
07-11-2012, 7:18 PM
About 15 or 12 years ago, I considered buying the lifetime hunting and fishing license for the great state of California. Every year I had this discussion with myself and simply told myself maybe next year. Having never listened to myself before, I decided to finally just do it. Knowing that this license isn't getting any cheaper and a state that is broke with increased taxes, I mean fee's looming, I went half way since I still have a fishing license through the end of this year.

I went down to the office today and dropped $1,010.50 for a Lifetime Hunting Package with the Game Bird Endorsement. I can add the waterfowl endorsement next year.

Now part of me is happy with myself for finally getting this behind me, while the other half of me is pissed about the cost. However, I never have to worry about this again for as long as I live to enjoy the field with my dog.

.22guy
07-11-2012, 7:32 PM
How much was it 12 or 15 years ago?

duckman1
07-11-2012, 8:04 PM
I bought mine years ago and now hunt on the states dime.

NoNOS67
07-11-2012, 9:39 PM
Plan on doing this myself sometime soon. They're definitely not going to get any cheaper.

VFX_man
07-11-2012, 11:40 PM
For myself, don't want to risk it. The way my industry is going. I'll end up in Vancouver, London or China if I want to stay employed in the field. Not planning on spending my retirement years here either becau$e of the co$t.

:(

lewdogg21
07-12-2012, 5:32 AM
How old are you?

FLIGHT762
07-12-2012, 7:20 AM
How much was it 12 or 15 years ago?

I bought my lifetime license when they came out. I have the 2 California Bird stamp endorsements (Waterfowl and upland).

I believe I paid $650.00. I don't know what year it was offered. I'll have to look through my old licenses.

MJB
07-12-2012, 9:53 AM
Next year it's a little easier!!

252yft
07-12-2012, 9:01 PM
How much was it 12 or 15 years ago?

IIRC,it was right around $500.

The fishing license is what really pisses me off. I want to say it was around $400, but I was going through a divorce and money was tight. I do remember that the two was right at $1,000.

252yft
07-12-2012, 9:05 PM
How old are you?

My birth certificate states I am 51, but the GF thinks I am 14.

DirtyDave
07-12-2012, 9:11 PM
I'm considering it for next year. I'd like to move out of this state someday, but it wont happen for a long time, if at all.

CasperSYTFU
07-12-2012, 9:26 PM
My birth certificate states I am 51, but the GF thinks I am 14.

The baby faced club :D

jm13690
07-12-2012, 11:03 PM
You said you got the Game bird enhancement, but you were going to do waterfowl another year? The game bird enhancement includes both Upland and Waterfowl. Is there something that has changed? I finally bit the bullet this year and got the Bird enhancement I had been putting it off for a while, but mine included Upland and Waterfowl. Really I think the best deal is with the Big Game enhancement. I mean 5 pig tags will run you $100 a year plus its what another $30 for deer. It pays for itself pretty quickly.

jm13690
07-12-2012, 11:04 PM
I'm considering it for next year. I'd like to move out of this state someday, but it wont happen for a long time, if at all.

Well remember that when you get the Lifetime it is for life, so even if you move out of the state it doesn't matter you still get it wherever you are and are able to come back to Cali and hunt.

duckman1
07-13-2012, 6:39 AM
I bought both and look forward to the "free stuff" every spring. If you pencil it out it only takes a few years to recoup your investment. As stated above if you move out of you still get the license and tags.

spectr17
07-13-2012, 11:32 AM
Bought mine 10 years back I think it was, $650 then IIRC. Great investment, the tags go up every year and you know CA is going to keep jacking them up even more with the state broke. The best part was under the old system everything came in the mail and I didn't have to schlep around to pick up my licenses and tags. Now I have to go get them printed out on the new ALS system.