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Which voluntary permits will you purchase in 2019
Check all of the voluntary permits you plan to or have already purchased for 2019 season.
Ended at 2019/3/13 20:37
Wild Trout Permit 27 % 27 % (47)
Habitat Improvement Permit 10 % 10 % (18)
Musky Permit 1 % 1 % (3)
Bass Permit 4 % 4 % (7)
Trout Stamp 39 % 39 % (67)
Erie Stamp 2 % 2 % (4)
Combo Stamp 13 % 13 % (22)
Total Votes: 168
Total Voters: 97

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Published: 2019/1/8 16:23  Updated: 2019/1/8 16:23
Joined: 04/24/2009
From: South Jersey
Comments: 536
 PA License
I will not be making any additional contribution to the Commonwealth this year. I pay an out of state license fee each year for fishing about 10 days a year. New Jersey has a much more reasonable license fee for out of staters. A Non-resident license and trout stamp is $54.00.
Published: 2019/1/12 12:42  Updated: 2019/1/12 12:42
Joined: 09/09/2006
From: Erie Co.
Comments: 427
 PA License
Combo stamp. Lake Erie is at my door step so it is basically mandatory for us up here in the Erie area.
Published: 2019/1/19 22:00  Updated: 2019/1/19 22:00
Joined: 07/31/2018
From: Carlisle
Comments: 1
 Voluntary Permits
I haven't bought any voluntary permits that just came out this fishing season and the main reason is not knowing what that funding will really do when the PFBC receives it. I would rather donate funding to Trout Unlimited or fishing conservation groups. I guess I just have a little mistrust with the PFBC due to their financial situation. They increased prices on some things but then offered volunteer permits. I totally despise the PA State Legislature for putting the PFBC in this financial situation but what purpose does the voluntary permits serve? Is it to see who is willing to pay extra for things like Trout Stamps? I don't want to buy a bass permit or other permits just to fish those fish. I'd rather pay more in annual license fees vs each species. Why because the higher annual license, everyone pays equal share vs species. I've been fishing for over 30 yrs and have kept 4 fish over the last 20 yrs. I'm a catch and release guy and I'm sorry but if I'm not harvesting fish, then I should pay little to nothing regarding permits. Like I said, I'll pay higher annual license fees. I just think this is an attempt to target species and raise money but we all know where the costs are - labor and trout raising. I fish wild trout streams that are not stocked and catch and release, so why do I need a trout permit?
Published: 2019/2/11 8:37  Updated: 2019/2/11 8:37
Joined: 04/25/2007
Comments: 1120
The PAFB commission seems to have rushed to get these voluntary permits out there. Agree there is some confusion with this rollout but it is destined to improve. 100% of the funds collected will be used for their specific purpose. I would expect that people that do not donate to charities will not donate to this. Do people believe in conspiracy theories with regard PAFB?? Do you think they trying to rip you off? Same people against the game Commission no doubt. If you love fly fishing and it’s important to you , you need to ask the question- “If I don’t donate, who will?”
Published: 2019/2/14 4:56  Updated: 2019/2/14 4:56
Joined: 09/07/2016
Comments: 120
 Re: Money
Please don't associate charities with a government run agency
Published: 2019/2/20 1:24  Updated: 2019/2/20 1:24
Joined: 05/26/2009
From: York & Starlight, PA
Comments: 696
 Voluntary Permits
Since I have a Lifetime Senior License and bought it before the regulations were changed regarding trout stamps and the Erie per permit I haven't paid a cent for a license or any stamps for the last ten years. I'll likely purchase a wild trout & habitat improvement permit in addition to my season NY and MT licenses.
Published: 2019/2/23 9:29  Updated: 2019/2/23 9:29
Joined: 01/24/2010
From: Secane
Comments: 67
 Poll choices
Not that I don't think there should be money allocated to specific causes but it seems that the commission seems to be finding ways to bring in money from the public. Maybe there should be a choice on the poll for NONE.
Published: 2019/3/13 14:12  Updated: 2019/3/13 14:14
Joined: 07/06/2011
From: Philadelphia PA
Comments: 1161
 Poll Choices
This poll was just another way at getting us to look at Voluntary Permits. What's next, "adopt a fish" programs?

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