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Multi-year fishing licenses no bargain

December 2, 2012
By Walt Young , The Altoona Mirror

New fishing licenses go on sale each year on Dec. 1. While that is no great revelation, Pennsylvania anglers will now have the option to purchase multi-year fishing licenses rather than an annual license. Because I've bought a Pennsylvania fishing license every year since I turned 16, I was interested to learn that three-year and five-year fishing licenses would be available when I saw an announcement about them several weeks ago on the Fish and Boat Commission website. At that time, no pricing information was provided, but I assumed one of the new multi-year licenses would represent a worthwhile savings compared to buying three or five annual licenses. When the Fish and Boat Commission finally posted the multi-year prices last week, however, any saving appeared meager at best.

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