Gov. Scott reduces cost of Lifetime Sportsman’s License

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Gov. Scott reduces cost of Lifetime Sportsman’s License

Post by czharry » Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:47 pm

This special deal becomes available Monday, November 24 and runs through December 31, 2014.

Gov. Scott reduces cost of Lifetime Sportsman’s License


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Today, Governor Rick Scott signed an executive order authorizing the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to offer Lifetime Sportsman’s Licenses for Florida children and young adults at a greatly reduced cost. The license now costs up to $1000 but from Nov. 24 through Dec. 31, 2014, the price will be reduced to $500 for Florida residents who are 21-years-old and younger. The lifetime license covers saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing, hunting and most associated permits. To view the executive order, click HERE.
http://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads ... 14-295.pdf

Governor Scott said, “Our state’s natural treasures give families wonderful opportunities for both fishing and hunting from the Panhandle to the Keys. This Lifetime Sportsman’s License will provide Florida’s youth with the opportunity to spend time outdoors with their families. Fishing and hunting are time-honored traditions in our state, and I encourage all Floridians to spend some time enjoying the great outdoors.”

A Lifetime Sportsman’s License allows fishing and hunting in Florida for the rest of the license holder’s life, even if that person is no longer a resident of the state.

The license may be purchased at all Florida county tax collectors’ offices, online at License.MyFWC.com and by calling toll-free 888-FISH-FLORIDA (888-347-4356). Residency must be verified. For more information about a Lifetime Sportsman’s License and this limited time offer, visit http://myfwc.com/license/recreational/l ... -licenses/
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Post by boomboom » Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:51 pm

One heck of a deal if you have kids and can afford the hit right now.
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Post by czharry » Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:06 pm

price will be reduced to $500 for Florida residents who are 21-years-old and younger.
Hey, hold on a minute. I just noticed this part. What happens if you're 22 to 64(or whatever the cut-off age is.)?
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Post by Odessaman » Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:08 pm

A Lifetime Sportsman’s License allows fishing and hunting in Florida for the rest of the license holder’s life, even if that person is no longer a resident of the state.
This could possibly be the best Christmas gift value EVER for your kids or grandkids, if you can afford it.
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Post by Doyle » Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:17 pm

Great. Why couldn't that have happened 4 years ago when I paid $1000 for mine?

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Post by czharry » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:14 pm

Here's some info from FWC.

http://www.myfwc.com/license/recreation ... a-license/

Seniors and children
Children under the age of 16 and resident seniors who are 65 or older are not required to purchase *most recreational licenses. However, officers may ask exempt children and seniors for proof of age. Seniors should also be prepared to show proof of residency.

Nonresident seniors, need to have a Florida hunting license and permits and/or a recreational fishing license and permits, unless fishing with a charter captain, from a charter vessel or otherwise properly licensed vessel or from a licensed pier.
Food stamp, temporary cash assistance, or Medicaid recipients

The "food stamp" exemption below only applies to Florida residents who are saltwater fishing from the shore or a structure attached to the shore. It does not apply to freshwater fishing or to saltwater fishing from a vessel or when swimming or diving.
Exemptions


You do not need a recreational hunting, freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing license or a *Florida waterfowl, migratory bird, deer, turkey, snook, spiny lobster, archery season, crossbow season, muzzleloading season permit or **management area permit if...

* You are a child under 16 years of age (also exempt from federal duck stamp requirements).
* You are a Florida resident age 65 or older possessing proof of age and residency (a valid Florida Driver License or Florida ID Card meets this requirement) or possessing an optional Resident Senior Citizen Hunting and Fishing Certificate. Residents age 65 or older may obtain, at no cost, complimentary hunting and fishing certificates from some county tax collectors' offices.
* You hunt or freshwater fish in your county of residence on your homestead or the homestead of your spouse or minor child, or if you are a minor child hunting or freshwater fishing on the homestead of your parent.
* You are a Florida resident certified as totally and permanently disabled and you possess a Florida Resident Disabled Person Hunting and Fishing License (hunter safety requirements apply).
You are a resident who is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, you are not stationed in this state, and you are home on leave for 30 days or less, upon submission of orders.
* You are hunting wild hog on private land.
* You are observing or filming someone else who is fishing or hunting and you are not assisting (setting decoys, calling birds, etc.) in the take in any way.
* You are a disabled veteran or active or reserve duty military service member and his or her immediate family members and an assistant who are participating in a permitted outdoor recreational event, for which the Commission has issued a Military/Disabled Veteran Event License Exemption Permit to the event organizer.

** These exemptions do not apply for the federal duck stamp.
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Post by Srasel79 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:29 am

Just got my sons card in the mail!!

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