Just saw a new sign pop up at one my favorite lake's boat launch and wonder what it meant , " Recreational Permit Required ". So I looked it up not wanting a ticket but I believe it's the same as a state part sticker, a $12 purchase.We never go to a state park or any state sites so I've never bought one. The confusing part is the explanation I got was " you must have it displayed on your non-resident motor vehicle when using state owned boat launches ". So a resident is safe ? I talked to a few other fishermen standing around and nobody had one either nor were they intending on buying one.