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So sorry if this has already been asked or covered before, but just a question as to the proposed hunting and fishing license increase I read about in this month's GON - does anyone know if this bill ever passed and was it signed by Deal? What a disgrace these RINOS have brought upon themselves if so. I don't think there's a tax they don't like! I also couldn't believe they would stoop so low as to start charging a fee for the honorary licenses. Thanks for any replies...
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I think it didn't pass but I'm not sure. I think you will find that a few people in this forum want higher fee hunting license. I'm one
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And I support the $600 fine for that dude that didn't record his turkey kill.
Didn't see that but I agree!
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See? We do agree on a few things!
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See? We do agree on a few things!
You just agree with raising taxes across the board and wealth re-distribution.. I just want more income for the DNR..
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So sorry if this has already been asked or covered before, but just a question as to the proposed hunting and fishing license increase I read about in this month's GON - does anyone know if this bill ever passed and was it signed by Deal? What a disgrace these RINOS have brought upon themselves if so. I don't think there's a tax they don't like! I also couldn't believe they would stoop so low as to start charging a fee for the honorary licenses. Thanks for any replies...
And for the record, it has passed the House & Senate.. It's waiting on Deal's signature..

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If they used the extra money for things that help our streams and lakes sure take my money. Just travel to Holly Creek any summer and youll see they don't keep that place up and don't regulate all the ppl with multiple rods sitting on the bank. Makes that place useless.
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If they used the extra money for things that help our streams and lakes sure take my money. Just travel to Holly Creek any summer and youll see they don't keep that place up and don't regulate all the ppl with multiple rods sitting on the bank. Makes that place useless.
So, you are only concerned with Holly Creek? With that attitude, I could care less about that Creek.. Focus on the Hooch!

If you want to focus on a certain area, join your local chapter of Trout Unlimited. They do a lot more than the DNR will and they have better resources and man power. It's very rewarding doing stream restoration. I'm done it all over the south and participated out west.
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So, you are only concerned with Holly Creek? With that attitude, I could care less about that Creek.. Focus on the Hooch!

If you want to focus on a certain area, join your local chapter of Trout Unlimited. They do a lot more than the DNR will and they have better resources and man power. It's very rewarding doing stream restoration. I'm done it all over the south and participated out west.
No im concerned with all creeks and lakes..that was just one that popped in my head. Ive seen it on every stream and lake ive been on. Not enough man power to control whats happening in my opinion. I don't want to pay more and the same problems continue. Ill gladly pay more and things show improvement. Ill donate to the TU instead of the dnr if they are the ones that really help our streams..i don't see a need for an increase if that's the case.
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No im concerned with all creeks and lakes..that was just one that popped in my head. Ive seen it on every stream and lake ive been on. Not enough man power to control whats happening in my opinion. I don't want to pay more and the same problems continue. Ill gladly pay more and things show improvement. Ill donate to the TU instead of the dnr if they are the ones that really help our streams..i don't see a need for an increase if that's the case.
This is what the increase is suppose to help.

http://georgiawildlife.com/sites/def...%20Success.pdf

SOME POTENTIAL ENHANCEMENTS BASED ON PUBLIC FEEDBACK
- Increase fresh and salt water
angling opportunities through
habitat improvements, restoration
of historical fisheries such as
American shad, and developing
increased public access
- Improve the quality of hunting
experiences on public lands with
habitat improvements such as
food plots, timber management
and prescribed burning
- Develop new boating access to
meet growing demand
-Advance black bass management
to maintain Georgia’s position as
the “Bass Capital of the World”
- Evaluate and reconfigure mountain
trout management program to
meet user needs and expectations
- Enhance current shooting range
opportunities to meet growing
demand for recreational shooting
- Promote ethical hunting and
angling by expansion of outreach
and education efforts, particularly
events for new/youth participants
- Implement a workforce retention
strategy designed to target and
retain well-qualified professionals
- Increase overall accessibility and
improve infrastructure (such as
roads, gates, facilities, and parking
areas) on Wildlife Management
Areas (WMA) and Public Fishing
Areas (PFA)
- Improve the quality and diversity
of managed hunts on WMAs and
other public lands
- Increase law enforcement presence
on DNR lands
- Expand assistance to private land
owners in managing for desirable
species and dealing with nuisance
wildlife (e.g. how-to trapping
seminars for coyotes)
- Re-open PFAs to 7 days per week
(currently open 5 days/week) and
create night fishing opportunities
- Improve habitat on WMAs to
conserve game and nongame
species of concern
- Expand WMA and PFA use opportunities
through increased quota
hunts, campground development,
and amenity improvements (e.g.
portable restrooms)
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That's all great..if they'll do it im all for it! I pay over 100$ a year for Tennessee license and don't have an issue with it. Id pay that in Georgia if it meant all this happened. But right off the bat..bass capitol of the world? That's a joke. I don't know of a lake in Georgia where my bass fishing friends pick to go to over Guntersville/chick. Georgia isn't even the bass capital of this area..id consider that to be Florida with Alabama being second.
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WRD receives the overwhelming majority of its' funding from license sales and Pittman-Robertson grants. Very little comes from the General Fund.

So yes, I am for the increase provided there is no commensurate cut in the money coming from the General Fund. If there is then kick the bird watchers, tree huggers and horseback riders out of the WMA's. If you don't have skin in the game then you don't get to play.
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Don't worry, Gov. Deal likes to raise prices & increase taxes, easily revealing his liberal & establishment past he's never been able to get away from, unfortunately.



Compared to the avg. of other states, this license price increase seems to appear to make Georgia in line with others.

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Never thought I'd see this kind of post on here. Wow, more fees, to pay for your freedom. Ain't America great?! Your politicians looking out for you. Murica.
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Never thought I'd see this kind of post on here. Wow, more fees, to pay for your freedom. Ain't America great?! Your politicians looking out for you. Murica.
Uhhh.. Hello... This is an outdoor site full of outdoorsman.. This is long overdue and the out of state hunters aren't liking this at all..
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Uhhh.. Hello... This is an outdoor site full of outdoorsman.. This is long overdue and the out of state hunters aren't liking this at all..
Fla can't even hunt a bear because of snowflake. Thier lic fees for a resident are broke down to stamps for everything.
Ga. Res licenses are a deal.
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Never thought I'd see this kind of post on here. Wow, more fees, to pay for your freedom. Ain't America great?! Your politicians looking out for you. Murica.
I don't like the idea of paying for something I feel is a god given right..BUT I also understand someone has to do the upkeep and management of these waterways otherwise theyd be worthless. Guntersville and chick for example..if the dnr in both states didn't regulate the grass on them those lakes would be undrivable by boat. Would basically be a swamp. You cant allow that to happen bec those communities around it depend on the income those two bass lakes bring in.
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Fla can't even hunt a bear because of snowflake. Thier lic fees for a resident are broke down to stamps for everything.
Ga. Res licenses are a deal.
As far as out of stater's are concerned.. I don't really care what they think! Their input is meaningless and they have no voice in how the state of GA does anything.

Just like I don't have a voice in their state. Raise the fishing license in Florida to $100, I'll still pay it. Heck, I'll be fishing down there in a couple weeks.
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As far as out of stater's are concerned.. I don't really care what they think! Their input is meaningless and they have no voice in how the state of GA does anything.

Just like I don't have a voice in their state. Raise the fishing license in Florida to $100, I'll still pay it. Heck, I'll be fishing down there in a couple weeks.
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I bumped the thread in the deer hunting forum just for Shdw633..
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This is what the increase is suppose to help.

http://georgiawildlife.com/sites/def...%20Success.pdf

SOME POTENTIAL ENHANCEMENTS BASED ON PUBLIC FEEDBACK
- Increase fresh and salt water
angling opportunities through
habitat improvements, restoration
of historical fisheries such as
American shad, and developing
increased public access
- Improve the quality of hunting
experiences on public lands with
habitat improvements such as
food plots, timber management
and prescribed burning
- Develop new boating access to
meet growing demand
-Advance black bass management
to maintain Georgia’s position as
the “Bass Capital of the World”
- Evaluate and reconfigure mountain
trout management program to
meet user needs and expectations
- Enhance current shooting range
opportunities to meet growing
demand for recreational shooting
- Promote ethical hunting and
angling by expansion of outreach
and education efforts, particularly
events for new/youth participants
- Implement a workforce retention
strategy designed to target and
retain well-qualified professionals
- Increase overall accessibility and
improve infrastructure (such as
roads, gates, facilities, and parking
areas) on Wildlife Management
Areas (WMA) and Public Fishing
Areas (PFA)
- Improve the quality and diversity
of managed hunts on WMAs and
other public lands
- Increase law enforcement presence
on DNR lands
- Expand assistance to private land
owners in managing for desirable
species and dealing with nuisance
wildlife (e.g. how-to trapping
seminars for coyotes)
- Re-open PFAs to 7 days per week
(currently open 5 days/week) and
create night fishing opportunities
- Improve habitat on WMAs to
conserve game and nongame
species of concern
- Expand WMA and PFA use opportunities
through increased quota
hunts, campground development,
and amenity improvements (e.g.
portable restrooms)
Get back to me in 2019 or 2020 and let me know how much rubber met the road for "public feedback".
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