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How about a $1 lifetime fee at age 65 instead?Now, once Georgia residents are 65, there is no cost for licenses. But federal grant funds are apportioned based on a formula that includes paid licenses. Georgia could increase federal grant funds by $3 to $5 million a year if it charged a nominal lifetime fee of $55 for senior licenses. Another option would be a $5 annual license fee.
I've asked that before and the answer was that a $1 license would not be considered a "paid" license per the fed rules and it has to be higher in order to qualify for the additional Pittman-Robertson funds. The simple solution is to offer the low cost senior lifetime license a few years earlier so that it would be purchased with money that would have been spent on a few years of additional annual licenses anyway.How about a $1 lifetime fee at age 65 instead?
House Bill 208, sponsored by state Rep. Trey Rhodes, R-Greensboro, would raise the cost of a basic annual fish and hunt license to $25 and simplify and reduce the total number of licenses required to hunt and fish in Georgia. It would also abolish certain fee exemptions and create a more structured fee schedule for anyone wanting to buy a lifetime license.
Well I may be wrong on it passing and the date it could become law. If it's something you want I would go ahead and try to get one before the legislature ends. Or at least watch the bill to see if it passes.So I'd have until July to purchase one at $500 before it goes to $750? Sorry for the dumb question, i just want to be sure.