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My son is a US Marine. We lived in Atlanta when he enlisted. Although we had a home here for many years, we did not make it our permanent residence until after he left for boot camp. When he got out of the Marine Corps he moved back home with us and enrolled in college. When he went to purchase a fishing license, he was told that he had to be a resident for six months to get a resident fishing license. It seems there should be a provision for someone in his situation to get a resident license but apparently not. He had to wait 6 months for it. My question is whether there is anything he could have done to get his resident license before the six months? He was stationed in Texas when he was discharged and had a Texas drivers license. He got a Florida drivers license as soon as he moved here along with tag, title, and insurance.

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  • CWO3CWO3 Posts: 19 Greenhorn
    Unfortunately, that's the rule according to the FWC website:

    http://myfwc.com/license/recreational/florida-residency/

    BTW, thanks to your son for his service.

    Rob
  • LODI QUACKERLODI QUACKER Posts: 149 Deckhand
    I kept my MS residence the whole time in the Military. Kept my MS drivers lic and paid state income tax.

    If he didnt do any of those things he had to wait.
  • TriplecleanTripleclean Posts: 6,570 Admiral
    I buy all my Florida licenses at Walmart. You just have to try again and you'll get one that doesn't care. Instead of old white man, try young mexican chick(I call all of them Mexicans)
  • GeorgePGeorgeP Posts: 59 Greenhorn
    I buy all my Florida licenses at Walmart. You just have to try again and you'll get one that doesn't care. Instead of old white man, try young mexican chick(I call all of them Mexicans)

    Won't make any difference, the resident license is rejected by the computer unless you have had a Florida Drivers License for at least 6 months.

    Used to have a friend in Georgia that owned a vacation home in Destin. When asked for his DL, he would reply "I don't have one". When the person selling the license would say no, my friend would reply "I am in the phone book". At that point he would get his resident fishing license. That won't work anymore.
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