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Knot Sure

Lifetime Fishing Permit Question

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The only reason I ask is back when I looked into it I didn't see a benefit for any age group unless you bought every license, every year and even then the math never really worked out it just got close with some semblance of convenience. . 

Where is shined was for a minor it was something like $300 for lifetime for both. Well what says they would stay and remain a resident?

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To reply to tjm, the reason I thought it should not is because I always read the conservation partner rules and was clear that the  other tags and minor permits are not part of it. If the trout "Stamp" is included, and it is truly a LIFETIME permit.  I see it as a screaming bargain. When a resident is 65, you no longer need to buy a license, but the trout tag must still be purchased.  If for $35 a 60 year old can purchase a Lifetime fishing permit;  yes the annual fishing permit is maybe just about break even for 5 years, but the trout tag puts it over the top...and if it continues for life, in the form of a trout tag, a real bargain.

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24 minutes ago, Knot Sure said:

To reply to tjm, the reason I thought it should not is because I always read the conservation partner rules and was clear that the  other tags and minor permits are not part of it. If the trout "Stamp" is included, and it is truly a LIFETIME permit.  I see it as a screaming bargain. When a resident is 65, you no longer need to buy a license, but the trout tag must still be purchased.  If for $35 a 60 year old can purchase a Lifetime fishing permit;  yes the annual fishing permit is maybe just about break even for 5 years, but the trout tag puts it over the top...and if it continues for life, in the form of a trout tag, a real bargain.

It doesn't cover trout tags, only trout stamps.  if you fish the parks where a daily tag is required to fish you still need to buy one even with the lifetime permit.

 

Getting one of these really is worth getting, especially for youth.  Get one when they are a baby and they can save $1235.  Put that in an IRA for them and they'll have a nice little wad of cash when they retire.  If they are 16 and get one of the permits for $400 they would save $531 over their lifetime and not have to worry about renewing every year (even though there is auto online renewal now).    Now if they wait until they are 29 years old it still costs $400 so they would only be saving $284 over their life time.If they wait one year when they are 30 they'll save $315 for the rest of their life. So getting it when the price break happens at 16, 30 and 40 years is the best time to buy it, although at 40 its only a $175 savings.

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I expect with the permits I've bought over the years and the ones I didn''t buy some years because life got in the way that if I had bought one at 30 it would have been about  a break even deal. Although if I'd had the permit I might have slipped in another hunt or two.  I'd recommend it to a young person.

I would have bought it on more than one occasion except they left out trapping and if I have drive to town to get one permit I may as well get them all. I think looking back that I'd have bought some for the kids when they were young too except for that one shortcoming.

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8 hours ago, Gavin said:

MDC Lifetime permits are a bad value. You do not know what life will toss at you.

But then you look over at Illinois that are just about doubling their fishing licenses next year.  Never know when that's going to happen either.  One of these would protect you from having to pay more each year for increases.

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