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Old 09-07-2012, 11:31 AM
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Default what is the "Sportsman's" license?

How does it differ from a hunting and fishing license?
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:36 AM
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it has the hunting, fishing, trout stamp, and wma stamp encluded in just one license. If you dont hunt on wma's or trout fish I don't think I would buy.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:40 AM
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Thanks Troy, I do trout fish...good to know I don't need and additional license.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:47 AM
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it gives you some extras at a combo reduced price as opposed to buying each seperate, but something you may not need
so get out the calculator and see which way to go

Sportsman License is a single license that covers all sport hunting and fishing licenses except: Deer dog license (free of charge for Sportsman License holders), Alligator License & Federal Duck Stamp. This license specifically includes the H.I.P Permit and Hunting, Primitive Weapons, Big Game, WMA, Georgia Waterfowl Conservation, Fishing and Trout Licenses.
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Everything I need but a Federal Duck Stamp.
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i feel its the best value out there. it never fails - when i think i dont need it - i end up having to go back and buy something. so i buy one anyways anymore.
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SPORTSMAN'S LICENSE is a license that covers
all hunting and fishing privileges excluding:
Dog Deer License, Alligator License, and
Federal Duck Stamp. This license specifically
includes Hunting, Big Game, WMA, Georgia
Waterfowl Conservation, Fishing and Trout
Licenses. Migratory bird hunters must
obtain a H.I.P. license. Deer hunters must
obtain a deer harvest record. Dog Deer
hunters must obtain a Dog Deer license
(free of charge).
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Remember too that the Sportsmans license which includes a WMA stamp also covers you for fishing on PFAs and those WMAs that now require a GORP (Georgia Outdoor Recreation Pass). Overall it is a great buy.
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Also remember that it doesn't include a corp permit. It's real easy to enter corp land from West Point WMA.
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i feel its the best value out there. it never fails - when i think i dont need it - i end up having to go back and buy something. so i buy one anyways anymore.
Yessir...
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:35 AM
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I got me a Lifetime License last year... It is expensive, but I have the feeling they will jack up the price soon. The state is hurting for cash.

It really starts to look like a good deal when you consider all the GORP fees they now charge for stuff at WMAs and all the various license put together. I was spending @80 or more per year anyhow.

Plus-If you know a kid who likes to hunt and fish, there is a big discount for a Lifetime license. Would make a real good Christmas present! Also-a good discount for Veterans.

-Glad I got mine. I could definitely see the state jacking up the fees at any time!
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its a great deal and i buy mine every year. i pay $55 and i get a $2.75 discount for renewing my license early.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:55 PM
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Rip,

One other thing to consider is a life license. It depends on your age and hunting habits, but it may benefit you.

I think $500 forever vs I think like 50 or 60 for sportsmanship. Life covers every STATE charge! (doesn't include fed, duck or other permits)

Just something extra to consider, 10-12 year payback and good even of you move out of state.
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