Come on Seniors!!
Let's Go Fishing America!!!
FISHERMEN/WOMEN: Please help in our effort to have senior
citizens get a National Senior Fishing License by signing this
petition! We here at Passport America are very much involved
with campers and "RV"ers. Passport America has identified the
need to simplify the regulations and reduce the cost associated
with fishing in any of the fifty states! Senior Citizens 62
years of age or older should be able to fish without a hassle!
We know that many people who love to fish choose not to do
so because of the expense of obtaining multiple licenses. The
time, cost and hassle involved is a major obstacle standing in
the way of an activity that we should encourage: Enjoying the
The Original Petition/Bill for Free Fishing for seniors died
because of the lack of support from our nations congressmen
(minus Bob Ney of Ohio). Our new approach is to work at the
state level to get a National Senior Fishing License that will
be reasonably priced for all seniors.
We respectfully request support from you and your family and
friends, that all senior citizens might fish without breaking
rules. Please help us simplify the hassles of obtaining a
license in every state! If this happened, we estimate that many
of America's millions of senior campers would buy this license,
and every state would experience increased revenue to support
their fish and wildlife agencies. As you know, state budgets are
very tight now so they are a willing partner. For everyone who
is not currently a senior citizen, check your head for gray, you
soon will be.
Thanks for your support,
Ray M Fernandez
As an avid senior citizen fisherman, I have been fortunate to
fish in 36 different states, so far. I also am a vendor at
numerous RV rallies etc and I have talked with hundreds of RVers
that would love to fish as they travel. The hassle and cost has
discouraged them. Quite often the subject of a senior license
comes up and everyone seems to favor a system to provide it.
When I heard about the National Senior License concept, I joined
in to help its promotion. Please sign the petition and email it
to Passport-America or send to Passport
America in Long Beach, Mississippi.
Fisherman & Lifetime Passport Member
National (Annual) Senior License Requirements:
Through the appropriate fish commission, wildlife conservation office or similar regulatory
agency of each
participating state, a Senior citizen attaining the age of 62, may purchase an
annual universal fishing license which grants fishing privileges in participating states. The Senior
citizen must also possess a valid fishing license and any required trout stamps or special “usage
fee endorsements or stamps”, etc. from his or her home state.
The fishing activity shall comply with the regulations and fishing management rules of the state
in which the fishing takes place. It shall be the responsibility of the senior to obtain, read and
understand these regulations and rules.
The cost of the annual senior universal license shall be $50. The fees collected shall be retained
by each state’s fishing regulatory agency or commission and be used to offset operating costs.
National Senior Fishing License Covered in ND Newspaper!