Sunday, March 19, 2006

PA Considers Youth Fishing License

Pennsylvania, must be pretty strapped for cash, as they are considering requiring kids age 12-15 to purchase a fishing license.

"Youth licenses is a volatile issue," said state Rep. Bruce Smith (R-York), the chair of the House Game and Fisheries Committee. "We wouldn't even consider it until after the election. It would be political fodder in a campaign year."

Perhaps something that wouldn't be considered in a year where the voters have a direct say so is a bad idea? Who will buy fishing licenses when all the future anglers prefer video games to being outdoors? I don't live in PA so I probably shouldn't have an opinion, but I have to feel that instead of charging kids to fish they should be encouraging kids to get outdoors and wet a line.

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