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    NJ - Over 70 no license rant

    I had a birthday last summer (70).
    As I understand it, nor only do I not need a fishing license in New Jersey, but if I try to buy one, they will refuse to sell me one.

    What gives with that?

    Am I supposed to be some kind of charity case?
    I didn't "earn" anything. It's not like being a disabled veteran..... All I did was "not die"....

    • 1. They're making me into some kind of freeloader.

      2. Passers by, will see someone fishing without a license.

      3. My age is none of their business, but....If anyone questions it, I have to stop fishing, come ashore, and not only admit to being an old phart, but be prepared to prove it.

      4. I (and everyone else over 70) don't "count" when NJ gets it's share of the federal excise tax on fishing, hunting and boating equipment.


    A free license would solve the excise tax situation, and avoid the inconvenience/embarrassment problem....
    BUT
    If they want to appease the liberal weenie, "gray power" factions, wouldn't the discounted senior license, and a full priced trout stamp, be a fair compromise?
    OR
    At least give us the option of paying our way.

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    Re: NJ - Over 70 no license rant

    So to be clear, if you were given a free lunch, you would be upset because you got one, and feel they should at least give you a receipt for what you ate?

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    Re: NJ - Over 70 no license rant

    Some folks aren't comfortable with a free lunch. Others expect one (or more). Good for you, Pete. But enjoy the benefits of "old age".

    Just look at it this way: the $$ you're saving on a fishing license and trout stamp can now be spent on new waders, and the Red Balls can finally be retired

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    Re: NJ - Over 70 no license rant

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Spinner View Post
    ..... enjoy the benefits of "old age"...
    Benefit ?
    It's an insult, being forced into the "welfare class"....

    AND
    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    ....... I (and everyone else over 70) don't "count" when NJ gets it's share of the federal excise tax on fishing, hunting and boating equipment.[/list]
    Did you look at the group at the Ramapo "Rock Rolling" event?
    If you took away the Ramapo College kids, and the greenies from MEVO, and just looked at the fishermen, that was not a young group.

    Pictures posted, (here and on GST), of other chapter's meetings, do not portray TU as a youth group...

    When NJ applies for it's "share", a lot of us aren't being counted.

    If you don't agree that pandering to the seniors is demeaning...
    Think about the money being lost !
    Quote Originally Posted by WBDluver View Post
    So to be clear, if you were given a free lunch, you would be upset because you got one, and feel they should at least give you a receipt for what you ate?
    Are you under the impression that free lunches exist?


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    Re: NJ - Over 70 no license rant

    Pete I disagree with the state not issuing a license. Even if you are exempt fro paying for it. You should be able obtain one to keep from being harassed from the game warden.

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    Re: NJ - Over 70 no license rant

    I think, I won't be able to have an opinion on this until it happens to me.........


    "My age is none of their business, but....If anyone questions it, I have to stop fishing, come ashore, and not only admit to being an old phart, but be prepared to prove it."

    Ask them politely to wade out to where you are...............

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    Re: NJ - Over 70 no license rant

    Sound's like age discrimination to me.

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    Re: NJ - Over 70 no license rant

    sounds like a post Future Fanatic will enjoy chiming in on


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    Re: NJ - Over 70 no license rant

    They should require a license for everybody even the over 70 crowd. You get to little book of regualtions and know what is currently allowed and what is not. The over 70 crowd should be able to opt to pay or not. They should still have to display the license.


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    Re: NJ - Over 70 no license rant

    What are you doing in NJ anyway? I thought it was mandatory that you relocate to Florida?

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    Re: NJ - Over 70 no license rant

    Regarding the money NJ loses by not licensing everyone....

    In three years the so called "baby boomers" will start turning 70.
    If it's not a significant loss now, it will be then....

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    Re: NJ - Over 70 no license rant

    Quote Originally Posted by flyI4 View Post
    sounds like a post Future Fanatic will enjoy chiming in on
    Why? It's got to do with fishing...

    Jeez, pay attention...

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