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Lifetime License update

Discussion in 'Questions about Indiana Hunting/Fishing Laws' started by lilkrou, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. I have been facetious concerning the lifetime license posts here in the past as far as the state ceasing its existince and had some questions concerning timing of when the law was passed, when it was implemented and if there was any info to alert the public other than word of mouth.
    This is what I found out from Linnea Petercheff, Operations Staff Specialist, Division of Fish and Wildlife:

    1. According to Senate Bill 0447 that was passed February 22, 2005, one may not purchase a LTL in Indiana after July 1, 2005.

    2. No announcements were made by the DNR regarding this change in the law because it was the state legislature that passed the law.

    This is information from the aforementioned individual from the Division of Fish and Wildlife.

    Now, there is a silver lining! :) There is a gentleman by the name of State Rep. Russ Stilwell (D-Boonville) that has introduced a bill last week that would reinstate the LTL. The reasoning is that even though the state would not get rich with selling the licenses, there were no provisions for these monies coming from other avenues.

    Please go to the link attached and also contact your local elected official so that this can be reinstated!!:grouphug:

    Here is a snippet of the link...

    State Rep. Russ Stilwell (D-Boonville) announced today that he has filed legislation that would restore the lifetime hunting, fishing and trapping licenses that the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stopped issuing earlier this year.
    House Bill 1039, eligible for consideration by the 2006 Indiana General Assembly, would reverse a provision contained in an act endorsed by the DNR that was approved this year by the Legislature.

  2. I already have my LTL, but hope that this hapens so that new people can buy theirs.
  3. I know that many of you already have your LTL, but would really appreciate ya'll contacting your state elected officials to help the rest of us out. I also want this for my kids as they will be of hunting age in a few years...I am sure that there are alot of folks out there that would like to take advantage of the LTL for future generations...

    Thanks again guys!!