New fishing license?

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  1. Scott K

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    Dad said he went to cabelas for a new fishing license and he was told he couldn't get one yet.

    Is this correct or does cabelas have bad information?
     
  2. Wobble

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    It's possible, they don't expire till March 31, so they may not be selling them this early yet. My guess is they were selling 2017 licenses, just not the 2018 yet.
     
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  3. Riverdude

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    Usually March 1st.
     
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  4. UplandnWaterfowl

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    Yep, March 1st, been that way as long as I can remember
     
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    That's what I remember too
     
  6. DirtySteve

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    It has always been March first. If you buy one March 1st you get 13 months instead of 12. If you buy feb 1st you only get to use it 2 months.
     
  7. fishmagnetmike

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    So if I was to buy a 2018 license the first of March is it good for the month of March or is it not good till first of April


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  8. hommer23

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    Not true, if you buy one for the 2018 season it is valid April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019.
     
  9. DirtySteve

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    Says who? Show me the law.

    When you walk into a license dealer on March 14th and buy a licence they don't sell 2017 licenses. They sell 2018 license. On that license it says valid until March 31 2019. No where does it mention anything about not being valid until April.
     
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  10. Riverdude

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    This
     
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    From the Michigan Fishing Guide, Page 6

    "Your fishing license is valid from Mar. 1 of a given year through Mar. 31 of the following year."
     
  12. Riverdude

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    The best part is if you buy 2018 license March 1st and
    still have a valid 2017 license good till March 31st
    for the month of March you get to catch and keep a double limit!
    LOL
     
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    Hahahaha, yes sir!
     
  14. fishmagnetmike

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    Try that and see how it works


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  15. Guy63

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    why isn’t it The calendar year?