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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > December 2020 > When do fishing licenses expire?
Before you hit the water, you’ll need to make sure you get a fishing license. You may be wondering why you need a license to fish in the first place. In this article, you’ll learn the basics and discover answers to frequently asked questions such as, ‘when do fishing licenses expire’ or ‘how to renew fishing license’.
A fishing license is essentially a regulatory mechanism that states use to manage their fisheries, both recreationally and commercially, while also providing funding for state conservation, education, and research programs. They are typically managed by the state’s fish and wildlife agency.
Each state has their own requirements and types of licenses which is why it’s important to do your research beforehand. The offerings range widely from single-day to lifetime fishing license options with varying age requirements, activity options, and fishing regulations.
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Alycia Downs is a freelance content creator and avid sportsman who contributes to numerous publications promoting tourism, fishing, and outdoors. Alycia is a member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association and is actively involved with conservation and fishing non-profit organizations. Visit her personal blog at tideandtale.com or on Instagram @tideandtale.
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