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So there I was shopping on FWC

I noticed there is a 64 dollar permit to view wildlife?
If anyone explain this to me it would be much appreciated..


  • Hollywood JoeHollywood Joe Posts: 92 Greenhorn
    That's for entry for 1 into Tootsies--includes 2 beers, private dance, and Uber ride home. Great deal!
  • gatorhookgatorhook Posts: 664 Officer
    American greed. Flush out the poor.
  • DogDocDogDoc Posts: 686 Officer
    luc wrote: »
    I noticed there is a 64 dollar permit to view wildlife?
    If anyone explain this to me it would be much appreciated..
    In one sense it makes no sense, but....
    Hunters and fishermen have paid for the restoration and management of all species, not just game, and the viewers of wildlife have been subsidized by the participants. It does make sense that if someone is using Wildlife Management areas for whatever reason that they pay their fair share.
    Haven't been to the FWC website but is that a required permit or voluntary?
  • CountryBumpkinCountryBumpkin Posts: 1,893 Captain
    Or it could be the lobbyist for some group have gotten this started as a way to document in the future, how many people want to utilize the resource for only "non-take" activities.

    When they can document a substantial majority, perhaps they will ask you to remove the bullets from your guns and install cameras in your scopes. So that the "image" you capture when you pull the trigger verifies your prowess as a hunter.

    With offshore fishing they are currently trying to slowly indoctrinate everyone to a total "catch and release only" philosophy. Whereas for recreational use the enjoyment of the fishing trip depends 0% on whether you even got a nibble or not.

    Before you laugh or tell me to straighten the wrinkles in my tinfoil hat...........goggle the NOAA Vision 2020 documents and read them.:wink
  • piner_wahoopiner_wahoo Posts: 3,702 Captain
    i think u get a 20% discount if yer blind.
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  • sugarloafersugarloafer Posts: 195 Deckhand
    in the ever increasing hunt for tax money to fund government pensions for that 'privileged' class [wouldn't I like to retire after 20 years!]......nothing will be left unscathed.....a 'license' for farting?

    Oh up or get donated all the wild pretty land, charge the taxpayers just to look at it......

    My buddy retired at 48 from being an AC mechainic for the local school board [mechainic not management].....I tallied up his retirement account, salary, pension and came to 2.6 million dollars.

    really BS......geeeezus

    "we'll gather up the trees put 'em in a tree museum.....and charge all the people a dollar n a half just to see 'em"

    little did Joni know in 1970 that it would be the govmint that would be doing all this.
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  • P.Salt32P.Salt32 Posts: 11 Greenhorn
    So in looking through the license purchasing section, it looks like FWC has come up with new kitschy names for some of their licenses and license packages. I don't think this license package is required for you to wildlife view, it's just a package that includes a wildlife management area permit, duck stamp and donation to youth programs that perhaps they think will be attractive to wildlife viewers.
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