I don't want to start a debate about whether the habitat stamp is good or bad but I wanted to see what everyone else's experience is because I feel like there may be a misunderstanding by license vendors
When my dad came in from out of state, he bought two short term fishing licenses. We thought it was strange that he was charged $5 on each license (for a total of $10) and the lady at Bass Pro Shops agreed but she couldn't get the licensing computer to change so we didn't worry about since it goes to a good cause.
Today, I went and bought my walk in access permit. Despite the fact I paid $5 when I bought my hunting and fishing license combo at the beginning of the year, I was charged another $5 (so I've paid $10 this year). I told the lady at the counter at Sportsman's and she said I would get charged $5 for each license up to a maximum of $10.
When this was voted in last year, my understanding was that if you have a hunting or fishing license, under C.R.S. 33-4-102.7
we were charged $5. If we DID NOT
buy a hunting or fishing license, we could obtain a permit for $10
Am I mis-reading the regulations or am I getting forced to pay too much under the licensing provisions? I mean, if I would have bought my walk in access program permit at the beginning of the year, I wouldn't be getting penalized the extra $5 would I?
If I look at the 2006 Small game hunting regulations, it says "with a license purchase, the stamp is $5 and required on the first 2 licenses you buy in a calendar year" (page 2).
Did the DOW sell themselves short by not charging me $10 the first time on a combo hunting and fishing license? I'm confused.
I'm going to put in a call to the DOW on Tuesday but before I did, I was wondering if anyone else here ran into the same issue and what the response was.