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    110 47.62%
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    117 50.65%
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Thread: Lifetime Hunting License

  1. #1
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    Lifetime Hunting License

    How many of you out there have a lifetime hunting license. My Grandfather bought me a lifetime hunting/fishing license in the state of Oklahoma in 1997. It says on the back of the card it was 525$ Thats not bad considering what they are now.



    I remember my Grandfather asked me what number my license was and then he told me he had the 3rd lifetime hunting license sold in the state of oklahoma and I thought that was pretty cool.


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    I wish I did but I will just keep forking out the bucks for the sportsmans license here..Even though I most of the time don't even kill anything but time!!
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    No. Ky does not offer a lifetime license. I wish they did. I spend close to $100a year on them.

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    bought mine in '94 and it has paid for itself at least once.

    will be getting my fiance hers since she's already taken 2 deer so far and 1 turkey

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastkybowhunter View Post
    No. Ky does not offer a lifetime license. I wish they did. I spend close to $100a year on them.
    Wisconsin either, unless I'm missing something. I would though and I'd buy one for my kids.

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    I bought one for NY back about 10 years ago before I moved out of state. It has saved me A LOt of money, because it would have cost me a couple hundred each year I go back to hunt.
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    My Dad, being the great Dad he is, bought a MS lifetime license for me when I moved out of state to Iowa for a few years. Price was $500.00 at the time.

    I'm getting ready to by one for my oldest son before he turns 12. I think they are $200.00 if you buy before the 2nd birthday and $300.00 between ages of 3 - 11 and $500.00 after that. Prices may have gone up because I haven't checked them recently.

  8. #8
    I'm saving up for mine, hopefully get it after the first of the year. I figure it'll pay for itself in 5 or 6 years, especially if they raise any prices between now and then.
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    Ok then, what is the cost of the lifetime license in different states? Ours here in Tennessee is based on age

    Under 3-----$200.00
    3-6 yrs------$540.00
    7-12 yrs-----$810.00
    13-50 yrs----$1620.00
    51-64 yrs----$945.00
    65 and over--$270.00
    Welcome to Tennessee....Patron state of shooting stuff

  10. #10
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    I still kick myself for not buying one in MN before I moved. I probably could've got one for around $600, now I pay $280 EVERY year to go back and hunt deer on land that I own and pay taxes on!!!
    Oh well.......

    Lien2

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    Indiana no longer offers them!

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    I bought one here in Indiana when they were only $525. I heard that the price was giong up so I hurried up and bought one. They ended up raising the price twice on them and then decided to quit selling them. If you bought it before they quit selling them they still honor them. I'm glad that I got mine when I did. I bought it when I was in my early 20's and I'm only 31 now so that means many more years of hunting!!!

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    i would buy them if the offered them in maryland, but this is the first time i have ever heard of one. i wish they would do that here. it would save me alot of time and money
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    NC Sportsman License which includes hunting and fishing inland waters:

    Under age 1: $200
    1-11 : $350
    12 and older: $500

    Unified License which includes Sportsman plus Coastal and joint water fishing:

    Under 1: $275
    1-11 : $450
    12 and older: $675
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    Don't have them yet. Plan to soon.
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    No longer offered here in Utah. Years back when I was in High school (80's) they had them but 500 bucks for a poor high school kids just wasn't something I could see being of value when you could buy OTC for 15 bucks. How little did I know...
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  17. #17
    I voted yes because I'm doing it this year... I had a game warden check me this spring and told me that I could pay for it in installments... and as long as I had it, I could hunt in Kansas even if I move....

  18. #18

    Unhappy Lifetime license in IN...

    The funny thing is I bought a lifetime license to keep my costs down but now I am a lot more picky so I dont kill near as many deer as I can legally. Dont figure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lien2 View Post
    I still kick myself for not buying one in MN before I moved. I probably could've got one for around $600, now I pay $280 EVERY year to go back and hunt deer on land that I own and pay taxes on!!!
    Oh well.......

    Lien2
    They have lifetime licenses here in MN?
    If you don't shoot the big ones they die of old age.
    If you don't shoot the small ones they live to become big ones.

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    i dont but my little cousin does and i think my uncle and grandpa have them. i just cant sped the $600 to buy it. if i were rich than i would have it.
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  21. #21
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    I bought my Kansas Lifetime license when I found out I was moving to California for a job opportunity. I forget what it cost then, but it was around $300-350. When I went back to Kansas to bowhunt this year, I was able to buy in-state tags which set me back about $52 with fees. If I hadnt bought the lifetime, between my out-of-state license and tags, it would have run me over $450...so in one trip back to Kansas I have already saved quite a bit of money. In a state that offers a lifetime, especially if you're young, it doesn't make any sense NOT to buy one.

    They make GREAT Christmas presents for young hunters too. They will save a LARGE sum of money over the course of a lifetime in the cost of annual hunting licenses, even if they never leave the state.

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    Lifetime license will pay for itself in 17 years here in California (2009 price of $680 and assuming a basic yearly fee of $40) - combined with the fact that it's still good if I move out of state, I think I'll have to do this next year...
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  23. #23
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    I don't have one here in SC, but should have purchased one in Maryland and Georgia when i lived in both states. It gets very expensive to buy an out of state license every year. MD is $180 and GA is $210...for out of state.
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  24. #24
    I have a lifetime license from IL. I think they calculate the price to be the annual price multiplied by 30 years. Since I plan to hunt for more than 30 years I think it may pay off one day!

    The one thing I don't like is that they make you buy a habitat stamp in addition to the license. You can't buy these for a lifetime so every year I have to spend the time ordering a $5 stamp.

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    Paid $400 for my lifetime hunt/fish combo in KS in 1996.

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