Tag costs..?

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  1. Shanghai McCoy

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    Picked up the Kansass W,P and T book today and got to reading the Fees page. :eek:
    So, here in the "Free" State the resident annual license is 27.50,(not too bad..o_O)
    Resident deer tags are 52.50 for an Any deer/Any species,(that's whitetail or mule) with a June deadline on those. Over the counter it's 42.50 for the Any deer whitetail tag. Additional Antlerless-only tags are 22.50 but you have to have an "Any Deer" tag first. A Turkey tag sets ya back 27.50. Needless to say, it adds up...

    So what do other states charge for the privilege ?
     
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  2. WestKentucky

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    Tennessee is complicated. Your basic hunting license is also your fishing license which is around 35 bucks. To buy large game license which i think includes deer, turkey, and bear, it’s another 35 for each way that you want to hunt... as in 35 for bow hunting, 35 for muzzleloader, and 35 for modern gun. There is an annual sportsman’s license which covers all this and a few more little things (trout license, migratory bird, etc) for like 165. I think that I will do that next year.

    Kentucky is simple. Hunting license is one price. Deer tags are a certain price. Turkey tags are a certain price. Each thing is reasonable, but I forget the costs as it’s been about 5 years. I believe that the all inclusive annual license was around 150
     
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  3. LoonWulf
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    It varies county by county... and island actually.
    For the big island general mammal and bird hunting, your license is all it takes. Certain things, like Muzzleloader goats, and spring turkey have....20 (I think) dollar tags.
    Maui and Molokai we didn't/don't buy tags.
    When we hunted Lani, we had to buy tags.
     
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  4. Highland Lofts

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    I only hunt New York. The non-resident smal game/big game license is $100. You can get up to two doe tage for different deer managemeny areas over the counter or online for $10 a piece.
    They are transferable.
     
  5. AK Hunter

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    Here in Indiana we have to buy our licenses for the deer season by the weapon used each is $24 but we can buy what is called a bundle for $65 that covers all seasons, archery-bow/crossbow, firearm-any legal firearm pistol or rifle, & muzzleloader-any muzzle loaded weapon. With the bundle we can take 1 buck & 2 antlerless or 3 antlerless deer.
    Then we have an extra season in a few areas called bonus antlerless season we can take antlerless deer the first tag is $24 but any extra tags are $15. The number of deer that can be taken is determined by the number rating of the county you are hunting in the regs book.
    And if you can find or live in a Deer Reduction Zone to hunt it is $24 & it's on the earn a buck program where you have to take a doe before you can take a buck on the 2nd license. I hunted this one time in a buddies back yard. he lived right outside the city & I hunted it with a bow. It was way too close for comfort away from his neighbors house.
     
  6. Vkt

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    $20.90 for general license includes small game, 1 antlered deer tag, fall/spring turkey tags.

    Extras
    Doe tag $6.90
    Archery $16.90
    Muzzleloader $11.90
    Migratory game bird $3.90
    Bear $16.90
    Pheasant $26.90
    Trapping $20.90

    There's more extras like elk, trapping etc.
     
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  7. crestoncowboy

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    In North Carolina a sportsman license (hunt/ fish) is 53 bucks. Tags and all that are included except Bear is 11 extra i think.

    Thats pretty simple.
    2 buck
    4 doe (more can be bought if you tag out for 2 dollars)
    2 turkey. Male only
    1 bear
     
  8. Ru4real

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    That’s the best deal I’ve heard of.
     
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  10. crestoncowboy

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    For many years it was 40. Then they added 10 for bear which is an 11 dollar option now. I have no plan to shoot a bear but if one were after me and I shot it I figure it could save some headache to have the tag. Now (after 2007) coastal fishing is also separate. Its 15 dollars more I think or 10 days for 8.

    My friends from Tennessee buy their non resident in NC and hunt on me rather than buy resident in their own state for the same or very close price. We can also hunt over bait in NC if you choose to do it. In TN they can't.....I know more in TN that do than in NC though. Lol
     
  11. crestoncowboy

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    We also got online license purchasing this year because of covid. (The online deal.... not the covid) I actually hope it stays. Its 2 more dollars but keeps me from having to drive 45 minutes to Walmart to get mine. Most small stores quit fooling with it when it went computerized
     
  12. jmr40

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    About 15 years ago GA started selling Lifetime licenses. Cost was $500 to hunt and fish in GA for life. Even if I move out of state later I don't have to pay non-resident fees. If under 16 when you buy them they are $300. My son got a lifetime license for his 16th birthday. The only thing I have to buy is the federal waterfowl stamp if I hunt waterfowl.

    At the time I was paying roughly $70/year for everything. Small game, big game, fishing, trout stamp, GA waterfowl stamp, and a WMA permit. I figured I needed about 7 years to break even and I did that long ago.
     
  13. LNF150

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    The lifetime hunting and/or fishing licenses years ago when they were cheap were a good buy. I only purchased a lifetime hunting because that is what I do most of anyway. And it was a blessing when I moved out of state for 10 yrs.
     
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  14. Captcurt

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    Arkansas is cheap compared to most states. We have a Resident License for small game and 1 deer tag for $10.50, Resident Sportsman's License that covers everything and has 6 deer and 2 turkey tags. Then there is the Combo Sportsman's for $35.50 that includes fishing, but you have to cough up an extra $10 for a trout stamp. I don't know about waterfowl stamps anymore. I quit them because of the short seasons and high price of stamps, leases and equipment.

    I almost forgot the Lifetime License. The Combo is $1000 and for those over age 65 you pay $25 for hunting and $35.50 for Combo.

    Non-Resident isn't too bad. You can get a 1 day, 3 day, 5 day and a Annual All Game for $55, $125, $180, and $350 respectively.
     
  15. Barbaroja

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    1deer 1 elk 1 bear and 1 cougar tag with small game license is $117.50
    Then your migratory bird permit is $17
    Federal stamp $25
    Turkey tag $15.90
    Trapping license 41.00
    Damn I need to just stay home this is adding up.
     
  16. scallop

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    Ohio costs below. As a landowner we do not need to purchase any license or tag, just have to follow the bag limits and reporting of deer and turkey. Only other thing a landowner would have to purchase is a migratory stamp, as it's federal I believe. I don't hunt waterfowl so no clue. Even though I am a landowner I still purchase a license and usually a deer and turkey tag, just in case I feel like hunting somewhere else.

    And that is one "tax" I don't mind paying as it goes to support the great outdoors and wildlife.

    ODNR just recently added multi year and lifetime hunting and or fishing licenses.

    Licenses

    Cost

    Hunting
    LICENSES

    Resident Annual License $19
    Youth Annual License: Resident and Nonresident $10
    Nonresident Annual License $125
    Resident Reduced-Cost Senior License $10
    Resident Free Senior License: Ohio residents born on or before Dec. 31, 1937 Free
    Nonresident (Tourist) 3-day License: Not valid for deer, turkey, or furbearers $40
    Apprentice
    LICENSES

    Resident Annual License $19
    Youth Annual License: Resident and Nonresident $10
    Nonresident Annual License $125
    Waterfowl
    STAMPS

    Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp: Resident and Nonresident $15
    Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp: Resident Reduced-Cost Senior License $15
    Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp: Resident Free Senior Free
    Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp (Duck Stamp): Age 16 and older $25

    Permits

    Spring Turkey Permit
    Cost

    FALL Turkey Permit
    Cost

    Adult Permit: Resident & Nonresident $24 Adult Permit: Resident & Nonresident $24
    Youth Permit: Resident & Nonresident $12 Youth Permit: Resident & Nonresident $12
    Reduced-Cost Senior Permit: Resident Only $12 Reduced-Cost Senior Permit: Resident Only $12
    Free Senior Permit: Resident Only FREE Free Senior Permit: Resident Only FREE
    Antlerless Deer Permit
    Cost

    Either-Sex Deer Permit
    Cost

    Adult Permit: Resident & Nonresident $15 Adult Permit: Resident & Nonresident $24
    Youth Permit: Resident & Nonresident $15 Youth Permit: Resident & Nonresident $12
    Reduced-Cost Senior Permit: Resident Only $15 Reduced-Cost Senior Permit: Resident Only $12
    Free Senior Permit: Resident Only FREE Free Senior Permit: Resident Only FREE
    Fur Taker Permit
    Cost

    Apprentice Fur Taker Permit
    Cost

    Adult Permit: Resident & Nonresident $15 Adult Permit: Resident & Nonresident $15
    Youth Permit: Resident & Nonresident $8 Youth Permit: Resident & Nonresident $8
    Reduced-Cost Senior Permit: Resident Only $8
    Free Senior Permit: Resident Only FREE

    Prices for multiyear and lifetime licenses are as follows:
    • Youth 3-year hunting - $28.60
    • Youth 5-year hunting - $47.58
    • Youth 10-year hunting - $95.16
    • Youth lifetime hunting or fishing - $430.56
    • Adult 3-year hunting or fishing - $54.08
    • Adult 5-year hunting or fishing - $90.22
    • Adult 10-year hunting or fishing - $180.44
    • Adult lifetime hunting or fishing - $468
    • Senior 3-year hunting or fishing - $28.60
    • Senior 5-year hunting or fishing - $47.58
    • Senior lifetime hunting or fishing - $84.24
     
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  17. Ugly Sauce

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    That sounds exactly like Washington State, although I don't see if that's where you are. Seems to go up every year too.
     
  18. Barbaroja

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    It is indeed Washington. What rubs me the wrong way about it is how they charge you for every little thing. Fishing for example freshwater, saltwater, Columbia river fishing, two pole endorsement, shellfish, all separate charges.
    All complaints aside at least the money is going to wildlife, however you may feel about how your state agency may be run, at least the money isn’t getting spread around to pay for a community golf course or something.
     
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  19. rdnktrkr

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    In GA we have to purchase a hunting license for $15 and a big game stamp for $25, we get 10 anterless tags and 2 antlered tags with one having four or more points on one side, we also have to have harvest tags which are free and can be either paper or d/l on your phone. We have some counties that have 4 or more on one side for all antlered deer. I have not tagged out or come close since moving here. We have lifetime license that when 65 or older is $35 and varies between $300 and $750 for other ages.
     
  20. Shanghai McCoy

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    Well, in Kansass it's the KDWPT,(the P is parks and the T is tourism), so the money does go for golf and other non hunting/fishing stuff... o_O
     
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