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ozzie

My wife has fished maybe 2 times in the past 3 years, but each year I buy her a license in the event she says yes to joining me one evening on the lake.  With the extra hoop, many may not buy the extra license, which would mean less revenue for the DNR.  It is small potatoes in the grand scheme of life but it is another obstacle created for reasons that just don't make sense.  Oh well life goes on...

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leech~~
4 minutes ago, ozzie said:

My wife has fished maybe 2 times in the past 3 years, but each year I buy her a license in the event she says yes to joining me one evening on the lake.  With the extra hoop, many may not buy the extra license, which would mean less revenue for the DNR.  It is small potatoes in the grand scheme of life but it is another obstacle created for reasons that just don't make sense.  Oh well life goes on...

You can say that again!  😄

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Wanderer

Guys, going back to the original post, the DNR did this to be in compliance with state and federal laws, not just be a PIA.

 

It doesn’t have to make sense, it just has to make code, as my saying goes.

 

We don’t normally make a special trip to buy our combo license; we just pick it up at our best convenience either heading to the lake or doing other shopping.  It’s really not going to be that significant of an issue for us since we do travel and shop together fairly regularly. 🙂

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smurfy

In other words, she don't trust you in any store alone???🤔😅🤭

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Mike89

they are a team!!!   

37 minutes ago, smurfy said:

In other words, she don't trust you in any store alone???🤔😅🤭

 

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whateverisbiting

I don't think it will impact anything... but I also agree it is dumb.  It's not logical that I can buy it on line sight unseen but need to be present at a store. 

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Wanderer
4 hours ago, smurfy said:

In other words, she don't trust you in any store alone???🤔😅🤭

Maybe it’s her that can’t be trusted, eh? 🤣

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smurfy
15 minutes ago, Wanderer said:

Maybe it’s her that can’t be trusted, eh? 🤣

yea maybe!!!!!!!🤣🤭

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mulefarm

Seems you need more information to by a combo license than you need to vote?

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smurfy

Went and picked up our new license today, easy peasy. They swiped both our driver's license and bingo bango.... Done. Nuttin to it.

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monstermoose78
7 minutes ago, smurfy said:

Went and picked up our new license today, easy peasy. They swiped both our driver's license and bingo bango.... Done. Nuttin to it.

If smurfy can do it anyone can

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smurfy
19 minutes ago, monstermoose78 said:

If smurfy can do it anyone can

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bobberineyes

I've been an online guy myself for lots of years, ( hated being the guy holding up the line answering  all the waterfowl questions back in the day). Like smurf said the wife and I were at FF today and it was a done deal fast and all the fall stamps too boot.  

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smurfy
1 hour ago, bobberineyes said:

I've been an online guy myself for lots of years, ( hated being the guy holding up the line answering  all the waterfowl questions back in the day). Like smurf said the wife and I were at FF today and it was a done deal fast and all the fall stamps too boot.  

Good thing FF had to be connected to the state or they probably wouldn't have them either 🤣🤣🤭

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Hookmaster
14 hours ago, bobberineyes said:

I've been an online guy myself for lots of years, ( hated being the guy holding up the line answering  all the waterfowl questions back in the day). Like smurf said the wife and I were at FF today and it was a done deal fast and all the fall stamps too boot.  

bobberineyes, Did they have the Federal Waterfowl stamp?

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gimruis
On 2/24/2021 at 10:52 AM, ozzie said:

With the extra hoop, many may not buy the extra license, which would mean less revenue for the DNR.  It is small potatoes in the grand scheme of life but it is another obstacle created for reasons that just don't make sense.

 

There was an article in the Star Tribune about the operating costs of public natural resource agencies and their loss of revenue yesterday.  Its quite obvious based on the chart provided that the number of people participating is slowly declining and operating costs are staying steady or slowing going up.  There was also a projection given and if its accurate, operating costs will exceed revenue in 2025.  This is exactly what I'm talking about.  Creating obstacles, whether they may seem small in the grand scheme of things in terms of an overall budget, will make an impact.

 

2020 was different because there was a surplus of people participating in outdoor activities referred to as "the covid crowd" but that is not expected to continue.

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