Don't Forget to buy a fishing license

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Don't Forget to buy a fishing license

Postby RonG » Mar Tue 31, 2020 8:09 pm

It slipped your mind, didn't it? Maybe the stalwarts that insist on going to physical vendor every year, could try buying online this year considering the circumstances. :idea:
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Re: Don't Forget to buy a fishing license

Postby DasGoby » Mar Tue 31, 2020 9:11 pm

Thanks for the reminder, I completely forgot!
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Re: Don't Forget to buy a fishing license

Postby Grain » Apr Wed 01, 2020 2:08 am

I realized the stores were about to shut down and I needed to get it now. Then I got lazy and bought it online.
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Re: Don't Forget to buy a fishing license

Postby jmdog2003 » Apr Wed 01, 2020 6:51 am

I usually take my Xmas gift cards and pick it up at BPS whilst I gorge on equipment I may or may not need. This year my gift cards collect dust whilst I reupped online.
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Re: Don't Forget to buy a fishing license

Postby Rambler » Apr Wed 01, 2020 8:39 am

Been buying mine on line for 3 - 4 years. My internal clock makes me do it the 2nd week of March.

But thanks for the reminder.
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Re: Don't Forget to buy a fishing license

Postby mack » Apr Wed 01, 2020 10:07 am

Lost mine a few years back and had to pay a couple of bucks for a renew, since then i've been getting it online and make about 5 copies that I stash in various places.
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Re: Don't Forget to buy a fishing license

Postby mike son » Apr Wed 01, 2020 10:28 am

He ain't foolin'. Just got mine online. Way easier and faster than waiting for an attendant to help me at DSG or Walmart. Don't like the fact that it will be printed on regular paper, it is for sure going to get wet. I'll be on the lookout for a baseball card protector or something of the sort.
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Re: Don't Forget to buy a fishing license

Postby polishfly » Apr Wed 01, 2020 10:31 am

mike son wrote:He ain't foolin'. Just got mine online. Way easier and faster than waiting for an attendant to help me at DSG or Walmart. Don't like the fact that it will be printed on regular paper, it is for sure going to get wet. I'll be on the lookout for a baseball card protector or something of the sort.


Ziplock bag works perfect!
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Re: Don't Forget to buy a fishing license

Postby ApostatePipe » Apr Wed 01, 2020 11:34 am

New to IL. Can you not buy a fishing license and any time of the year?
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Re: Don't Forget to buy a fishing license

Postby RonG » Apr Wed 01, 2020 11:38 am

ApostatePipe wrote:New to IL. Can you not buy a fishing license and any time of the year?


You can, but the licenses all expire on 3/31 and it's time for a current one. If you already bought a 2020 license, you're good until 3/31/21.
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Re: Don't Forget to buy a fishing license

Postby jamesalex12 » Apr Wed 08, 2020 4:38 am

what would be the cost if i want to get new license ....
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Re: Don't Forget to buy a fishing license

Postby Aux Pleins » Apr Wed 08, 2020 10:05 am

$108 total for my Wisconsin and Illinois fishin privileges.
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Re: Don't Forget to buy a fishing license

Postby RonG » Apr Wed 08, 2020 10:19 am

jamesalex12 wrote:what would be the cost if i want to get new license ....
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Nice try, Jame Salex. We're a step ahead of you and will not click on any sketcky malware infested link dangled in front of us. :thumbdown: :thumbdown:
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Re: Don't Forget to buy a fishing license

Postby jonny2can » Apr Wed 08, 2020 11:53 am

Got a dicks sporting goods gift card for Christmas thinking I would buy some new line come spring but that obviously got thrown out the window. So i figured I would use it to buy my license. Lombard location was closed cause of covid19 so online purchase for the license it was for me.
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Re: Don't Forget to buy a fishing license

Postby jonny2can » Apr Wed 08, 2020 11:55 am

mike son wrote:He ain't foolin'. Just got mine online. Way easier and faster than waiting for an attendant to help me at DSG or Walmart. Don't like the fact that it will be printed on regular paper, it is for sure going to get wet. I'll be on the lookout for a baseball card protector or something of the sort.
Wal-Mart sells plastic holders on the sporting goods counter next to where they print them. Atleast I seen them at the Glen Ellyn location
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Re: Don't Forget to buy a fishing license

Postby RonG » Apr Wed 08, 2020 1:11 pm

jonny2can wrote:Wal-Mart sells plastic holders on the sporting goods counter next to where they print them. Atleast I seen them at the Glen Ellyn location


Covid lives on plastic for 3 days. Stay home if your only purpose of entering a store is a plastic fishing license holder. The life you save may be my own.

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Re: Don't Forget to buy a fishing license

Postby Lip_Yanker » Apr Wed 08, 2020 3:04 pm

I haven't purchased an IL fishing license in years. Always mean to, but then don't and my limited fishing in IL is on a private pond, so no license required. Otherwise, I end up doing most of my fishing North of the Cheddar curtain or the Great White North.
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Re: Don't Forget to buy a fishing license

Postby jonny2can » Apr Wed 08, 2020 11:29 pm

RonG wrote:
jonny2can wrote:Wal-Mart sells plastic holders on the sporting goods counter next to where they print them. Atleast I seen them at the Glen Ellyn location
I'm sure you can survive a trip to Wal-Mart. Just use common sense. Don't lick the shopping carts or make out with those lovely cashiers! Haha

Covid lives on plastic for 3 days. Stay home if your only purpose of entering a store is a plastic fishing license holder. The life you save may be my own.

https://www.foxnews.com/health/coronavi ... -to-3-days
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Re: Don't Forget to buy a fishing license

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Re: Don't Forget to buy a fishing license

Postby Woohoodude11 » Apr Sat 11, 2020 11:52 am

I got mine at Angler's International an hour before the "lockdown" started :lol: I just so happened to be in the area and figured why not.

Mike, I have the aforementioned trading card holders in bulk at home, though the stamp to mail them to you would cost more than whats in the envelope lol (they're literally referred to as "penny sleeves" for a reason)
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