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Ray
04-23-2010, 12:58 PM
The cost of Louisiana hunting and fishing licenses and boat registrations would be boosted every two years, along with every other fee charged by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, if lawmakers approve a bill that received the backing of a House committee Tuesday. House Bill 879 (http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/byinst.asp?sessionid=10rs&billtype=HB&billno=879) by Rep. Eddie Lambert, R-Gonzales, would allow the department to raise any fees it charges and collects every two years up to the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index, which tracks the national inflation rate. Lambert said the department faces ever-growing equipment and fuel costs and doesn't receive state general fund money to cover its operating costs. He said hikes in the license and registration fees charged by the department would help cover agency costs. The bill would place a cap on increases, saying that no fee could grow by more than 50 percent. After that, fee hikes based on the price index wouldn't be allowed. The House Natural Resources and Environment Committee agreed to the bill without objection, sending it to the House floor for debate.

LaAngler
04-23-2010, 01:09 PM
my lifetime that i got for 300 will pay big

cmdrost
04-23-2010, 01:24 PM
I don't have a problem with this......they need the money and ~$25 for an annual fishing license is pretty cheap IMO.

Ray...you hangin out at LDWF today or something?? :rotfl:

longsidelandry
04-23-2010, 01:40 PM
my lifetime that i got for 300 will pay big
Same here, I got mine last year so I had to pay $500 but it's well worth it.

Fishmaster
04-23-2010, 01:56 PM
my lifetime that i got for 300 will pay big
X2 :cheers:

Ray
04-23-2010, 03:24 PM
Got mine for $500 too, but it was prolly over 10 years ago.

longsidelandry
04-23-2010, 03:41 PM
One thing I told my wife is that for every kid we have, the first thing I'm buying them is a lifetime hunting/fishing license.

Ray
04-23-2010, 03:51 PM
I think it is around $200 for kids when they are young.

longsidelandry
04-23-2010, 03:59 PM
I believe it's $300 for the hunting/fishing combo, $200 if you only purchase 1

quackills
04-23-2010, 05:26 PM
i have a lifetime combo also, its $500 . it is $300 for just hunting and $300 for just the fishing licenses if you buy them seperate.

Ray
04-23-2010, 05:31 PM
I believe it's $300 for the hunting/fishing combo, $200 if you only purchase 1

Lifetime Hunt/Fish - age 0-4 $200
Lifetime Hunt/Fish - age 5-13 $300
Lifetime Hunt/Fish - age 14 and up $500

wtretrievers
04-23-2010, 10:07 PM
One thing I told my wife is that for every kid we have, the first thing I'm buying them is a lifetime hunting/fishing license.
Bought the lifetime for my 2 boys a month or so before their 13th b-day.

longsidelandry
04-23-2010, 11:11 PM
Lifetime Hunt/Fish - age 0-4 $200
Lifetime Hunt/Fish - age 5-13 $300
Lifetime Hunt/Fish - age 14 and up $500
I didn't realize 0-4 was only $200, that's even better!! I know when my little cousin was born I told his mom and dad they needed to get him a lifetime, I thought it was $300 though.

adamsfence
04-24-2010, 12:45 AM
i bought me and my little boy one best investment i made

Ray
04-24-2010, 05:06 AM
Ray...you hangin out at LDWF today or something?? :rotfl:

When I get bored and have to sit at this desk job, look out...:eek: