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					License changes effective January 2011 passed by the Oklahoma Legislature and signed
by the governor.
List provided by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

   1. Specifying that any person on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United
      States as verified by valid military documentation, and any dependents of the
      person, is presumed to be an Oklahoma resident for the purpose of purchasing any
      annual license sold by the ODWC (T29, 2-138, 2) HB 2701 (Significant benefit
      for all military persons, regardless of where stationed or their state of residence.)

   2. Specifying that any person on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United
      States as verified by valid military documentation, and any dependents of the
      person, can purchase any Oklahoma resident annual hunting, fishing or trapping
      license even if they obtain a resident hunting, fishing or trapping license issued by
      another state (T29, 2-138, 2) HB 2701 (Significant benefit for all military persons,
      regardless of where stationed or their state of residence.)

   3. Create an annual hunting license for non-residents for hunting game other than
      deer, antelope, elk or bear, in addition to all current licenses available, that expires
      on June 30 of the fiscal year purchased, and setting the fee at $175 (T29, 4-112,
      C, 2) HB 2595 (From license consolidation taskforce; provides more options for
      hunters; cost is higher because the license is valid for the entire hunting
      “season,” which stretches across the turn of the calendar year.)

   4. Create an annual hunting license for residents 18 years of age and older, in
      addition to all current licenses available, that expires on June 30 of the fiscal year
      purchased, and setting the fee at $31 (T29, 4-112, E, 2) HB 2595. (From license
      consolidation taskforce; provides more options for hunters; cost is higher because
      the license is valid for the entire hunting “season,” which stretches across the
      turn of the calendar year.)

   5. Create an annual hunting license for residents 16 or 17 years of age, in addition to
      all current licenses available, that expires on June 30 of the fiscal year purchased,
      and setting the fee at $6 (T29, 4-112, E, 4) HB 2595. (From license consolidation
      taskforce; provides more options for hunters; cost is higher because the license is
      valid for the entire hunting “season,” which stretches across the turn of the
      calendar year.)

   6. Create an annual combination hunting and fishing license for residents 18 years of
      age and older, in addition to all current licenses available, that expires on June 30
      of the fiscal year purchased, and setting the fee at $52 (T29, 4-113, B, 2) HB
      2595. (From license consolidation taskforce; provides more options for hunters;
      cost is higher because the license is valid for the entire hunting “season,” which
      stretches across the turn of the calendar year.)
7. Create an annual combination hunting and fishing license for residents 16 or 17
   years of age, in addition to all current licenses available, that expires on June 30
   of the fiscal year purchased, and setting the fee at $18 (T29, 4-113, B, 4) HB
   2595. (From license consolidation taskforce; provides more options for hunters;
   cost is higher because the license is valid for the entire hunting “season,” which
   stretches across the turn of the calendar year.)

8. Changes from 64 years of age and older to 65 years of age and older the age at
   which non-residents are exempt from a fishing license, provided they are from a
   state that does not require non-resident fishing licenses for Oklahoma residents
   who are 65 years of age and older (T29, 4-110, B, 2) HB 2963. (Makes ages
   consistent with surrounding states for reciprocity purposes.)

9. Adjusts the age at which residents may purchase a lifetime senior citizen hunting,
   fishing or combination license from 64 years of age to 65 years of age and
   provides that they are exempt from a fishing or hunting license provided they
   have purchased the appropriate lifetime senior citizen license (T29, 4-110, B, 2
   and T29, 4-112, B, 2) HB 2963. (Makes this consistent with age adjustment for
   reciprocity.)

10. Deleting the exemption from a fishing license for Oklahoma citizens who are
    serving in a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces outside the state of Oklahoma, who
    are on properly authorized leave, as evidenced by proper written authorized leave
    (T29, 4-110, B, 6) HB 2701 (This is to remove an inequity between members of
    the military. For example, a person from Arkansas who actually lives in OK -- say
    at Tinker Air Force Base-- is currently required to buy a license, while someone
    who lives in AR at a military but maintains an OK drivers license gets their
    license for free. Under the new proposed language, all members of the military
    are treated equally and all get the financial benefit of being able to buy resident
    licenses versus some having to buy non-resident licenses.)

11. Raise non-resident annual fishing license fee from $41 to $54 (T29, 4-110, C, 2)
    SB 1393 and HB 2850 (The fee increase for non-resident fishing licenses will
    provide funding to pay for the trout stocking program and it will allow us to do
    away with the special trout license for both residents and non-residents.)

12. Change the five-day non-resident fishing license to a six-day license (T29, 4-110,
    C, 2) HB 2314. (Legislative initiative; provides a little more value given that we
    are increasing fee of this license; ODWC is supportive of the change.)

13. Raise five-day non-resident fishing license fee from $22.50 to $34 (T29, 4-110, C,
    2) SB 1393 and HB 2850 (The fee increase for non-resident fishing licenses will
    provide funding to pay for the trout stocking program and it will allow us to do
    away with the special trout license for both residents and non-residents.)
14. Add clean-up language inadvertently left out last session to specify that $5 of
    each non-resident fishing license shall be deposited in the Oklahoma Wildlife
    Land Stamp Fund created pursuant to Section 4-141 (T29, 4-110, C, 2) SB 1393
    and HB 2850. (Housekeeping)

15. Deleting the exemption from a hunting license for Oklahoma citizens who are
    serving in a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces outside the state of Oklahoma, who
    are on properly authorized leave, as evidenced by proper written authorized leave
    (T29, 4-112, B, 6) HB 2701. (This is to remove an inequity between members of
    the military. For example, a person from Arkansas who actually lives in OK -- say
    at Tinker Air Force Base-- is currently required to buy a license, while someone
    who lives in AR at a military but maintains an OK drivers license gets their
    license for free. Under the new proposed language, all members of the military
    are treated equally and all get the financial benefit of being able to buy resident
    licenses versus some having to buy non-resident licenses.)

16. Clarification language, plus increase non-resident annual hunting license fee from
    $136 to $141 to include the Legacy fee inadvertently overlooked last session
    (T29, 4-112, C, 1, a) SB 1594 and HB 2585 (Much of the strikeouts/underlines on
    pgs 18-20 are housekeeping to make the language clearer.)

17. Repeal the $250 non-resident combination hunting licenses for deer (one antlered
    and one antlerless) and repeal the $50 additional antlerless deer license which is
    valid only on private lands not managed by the ODWC (T29, 4-112, C, 1, b, 1)
    SB 1594 and HB 2585. (Recommendation of license consolidation taskforce;
    simpler licensing, cost savings over buying all permits separately; better for non-
    resident landowners; encourages multiple trips to OK by non-resident hunters.)

18. Add black bear to the list of species that the annual non-resident hunting license is
    not valid for taking (T29, 4-112, C, 1) HB 2585 (Housekeeping omission when
    black bear license was created in 2008.)

19. Specify that the non-resident annual hunting license is the license required for
    hunting big game or combination big game and upland game in a commercial
    hunting area (T29, 4-112, C, 1) HB 2585 (Housekeeping for clarification .)

20. Create a non-resident annual deer gun license valid for hunting all deer allowed
    during deer gun seasons, and setting the fee at $279 (T29, 4-112, C, 2) SB 1594
    and HB 2585. (Recommendation of license consolidation taskforce; simpler
    licensing, cost savings over buying all permits separately; better for non-resident
    landowners; encourages multiple trips to OK by non-resident hunters.)

21. Create a non-resident annual deer archery license valid for hunting all deer
    allowed during deer archery season, and setting the fee at $279 (T29, 4-112, C, 3)
    SB 1594 and HB 2585. (Recommendation of license consolidation taskforce;
   simpler licensing, cost savings over buying all permits separately; better for non-
   resident landowners; encourages multiple trips to OK by non-resident hunters.)

22. Create a non-resident annual deer muzzleloader license valid for hunting all deer
    allowed during deer muzzleloader season, and setting the fee at $279 (T29, 4-112,
    C, 4) SB 1594 and HB 2585. (Recommendation of license consolidation
    taskforce; simpler licensing, cost savings over buying all permits separately;
    better for non-resident landowners; encourages multiple trips to OK by non-
    resident hunters.)

23. Increase non-resident antelope license fee from $300 to $305 to include the
    Legacy fee inadvertently overlooked last session (T29, 4-112, C, 1, a) SB 1594
    and HB 2585. (Housekeeping.)

24. Make elk and antelope licenses for non-residents clearly distinct by line-item
    listing each one separately (T29, 4-112, C, 5 and 6) HB 2585. (Housekeeping for
    clarification.)

25. Increase non-resident elk license fee from $300 to $305 to include the Legacy fee
    inadvertently overlooked last session (T29, 4-112, C, 1, a) SB 1594 and HB 2585.
    (Housekeeping)

26. Increase the five-day non-resident hunting license fee from $69 to $74 to include
    the Legacy fee inadvertently overlooked last session (T29, 4-112, C, 1, a) SB
    1594. (Housekeeping)

27. Use cleaned-up language for referencing Legacy permit found in HB 2585 (T29,
    4-112, D, 1) rather than listing each license separately and saying that $5 of that
    license is for the Legacy Fund. (Housekeeping to make language clearer.)

28. Add clean-up language inadvertently left out last session to specify that $5 of
    each non-resident deer license shall be deposited in the Oklahoma Wildlife Land
    Stamp Fund created pursuant to Section 4-141 (T29, 4-112, C, 1, c) SB 1594 and
    HB 2585. (Housekeeping)

29. Deleting reference to senior citizen lifetime hunting or combination license
    holders’ exemption from the deer gun license (T29, 4-112, C, 3) HB 2963. (From
    the license consolidation taskforce. This is part of a comprehensive overhaul of
    the senior citizen license in this bill that provides much greater benefits for senior
    citizens while protecting the state’s share of federal fish and wildlife funds that
    require the license costs more than we currently charge.)

30. Deleting reference to senior citizen lifetime hunting or combination license
    holders’ exemption from the bonus, special or second deer gun license (T29, 4-
    112, C, 7) HB 2963. (From the license consolidation taskforce. This is part of a
    comprehensive overhaul of the senior citizen license in this bill that provides
   much greater benefits for senior citizens while protecting the state’s share of
   federal fish and wildlife funds that require the license costs more than we
   currently charge.)

31. Make elk and antelope licenses for residents clearly distinct by line-item listing
    each one separately (T29, 4-112, C, 11 and 12) HB 2585. (Housekeeping for
    clarification.)

32. Add black bear to the list of species exempt from a substitute temporary license
    (T29, 4-112, G) ((Housekeeping omission when black bear license was created in
    2008.)

33. Add black bear to the list of species that the five-day non-resident license is not
    good for taking (T29, 4-112, C, 7) (Housekeeping omission when black bear
    license was created in 2008.)

34. Setting the fee for a senior citizen lifetime hunting license for persons 65 years of
    age and older at $15. By placing language in 4-114 this will make all privileges of
    this license the same as that of a regular lifetime license (T29, 4-114, B, 4) HB
    2963. (From the license consolidation taskforce. This is part of a comprehensive
    overhaul of the senior citizen license in this bill that provides much greater
    benefits for senior citizens while protecting the state’s share of federal fish and
    wildlife funds that require the license costs more than we currently charge.)

35. Setting the fee for a senior citizen lifetime fishing license for persons 65 years of
    age and older at $15. By placing language in 4-114 this will make all privileges of
    this license the same as that of a regular lifetime license (T29, 4-114, B, 5) HB
    2963. (From the license consolidation taskforce. This is part of a comprehensive
    overhaul of the senior citizen license in this bill that provides much greater
    benefits for senior citizens while protecting the state’s share of federal fish and
    wildlife funds that require the license costs more than we currently charge.)

36. Setting the fee for a senior citizen lifetime combination hunting and fishing
    license for persons 65 years of age and older at $25. By placing language in 4-114
    this will make all privileges of this license the same as that of a regular lifetime
    license (T29, 4-114, B, 6) HB 2963. (From the license consolidation taskforce.
    This is part of a comprehensive overhaul of the senior citizen license in this bill
    that provides much greater benefits for senior citizens while protecting the state’s
    share of federal fish and wildlife funds that require the license costs more than we
    currently charge.)

37. Deleting the lifetime hunting license for persons 60 years of age and older for
    $200 (T29, 4-114, 4) HB 2963. (Recommendation of the license consolidation
    taskforce to do away with unpopular or obsolete licenses.)
38. Deleting the lifetime fishing license for persons 60 years of age and older for $30
    (T29, 4-114, 5) HB 2963. (Recommendation of the license consolidation taskforce
    to do away with unpopular or obsolete licenses.)

39. Deleting the lifetime combination hunting and fishing license for persons 60 years
    of age and older for $215 (T29, 4-114, 6) HB 2963. (Recommendation of the
    license consolidation taskforce to do away with unpopular or obsolete licenses.)

40. Deleting the lifetime nonresident fishing license for $250 (T29, 4-114, E) HB
    2963. (Recommendation of the license consolidation taskforce to do away with
    unpopular or obsolete licenses.)

41. Excluding senior citizen lifetime hunting, fishing or combination licenses from
    those that have the $5 Legacy fee included or required (T29, 4-114, G) HB 2963.
    (From the license consolidation taskforce. This is part of a comprehensive
    overhaul of the senior citizen license in this bill that provides much greater
    benefits for senior citizens while protecting the state’s share of federal fish and
    wildlife funds that require the license costs more than we currently charge.)

42. Allowing that a resident who is 64 years of age shall be eligible to purchase a
    senior citizen lifetime license during the calendar year in which they turn 65 (T29,
    4-114, H) HB 2963. (From the license consolidation taskforce. This is part of a
    comprehensive overhaul of the senior citizen license in this bill that provides
    much greater benefits for senior citizens while protecting the state’s share of
    federal fish and wildlife funds that require the license costs more than we
    currently charge.)

43. Allow residents under 18 years of age to pay for a lifetime hunting, lifetime
    fishing or lifetime combination license in installments, not to exceed a three-year
    period of time, and in a manner determined by the ODWC director. The license
    will only be issued and become valid upon full payment. If the entire license fee is
    not received in three years from the date the application is received, any funds
    received shall be forfeited and will not be refunded. (T29, 4-114, B, 2) SB 1365
    (This originated in the Senate; no fiscal impacts and with provisions requiring
    license to be paid for before use ODWC supports this idea.)

44. Exempts all residents holding a lifetime hunting or lifetime combination hunting
    and fishing license from trapping license requirements (T29, 4-119, B, 1) HB
    2963. (Added benefits to constituents. Simplifies licensing for trapping.)

45. Specifies that the annual trapping license shall expire the last day of February
    (T29, 4-119, D) HB 2963. (Added benefit to constituents. Makes the license
    consistent with the season length.)

46. Specifying that a person must possess a valid Oklahoma fishing license to fish in
    an area that the Department of Wildlife has designated as a trout area (T29, 4-120,
   A) SB 1393 and HB 2850. (Part of the required language for eliminating the
   special trout license fee that is also part of this bill.)

47. Repeal all license fees for trout licenses for both residents and non-residents, and
    repeal substitute trout license language, and repeal the fine for not having a trout
    license (T29, 4-120, C thru F) SB 1393 and HB 2850 (We can do away with this
    special license fee for both residents and nonresidents because of the fee increase
    for non-resident fishing licenses will provide funding to pay for the trout stocking
    program. ODWC will continue the trout program as it is.)

48. Deleting the option of buying an Oklahoma resident lifetime waterfowl hunting
    license and obsolete investment language (T29, 4-130, E) HB 2963.
    (Recommendation of the license consolidation taskforce to do away with
    unpopular or obsolete licenses.)

49. Providing the option of a substitute temporary license for persons arrested for
    hunting waterfowl without a valid Oklahoma waterfowl hunting license; setting
    the same procedures and fees as other temporary hunting licenses (T29, 4-130, E,
    1 thru 2) HB 2963. (Provides for a less costly law enforcement option than a
    ticket. Temporary field licenses are offered for some other species/licenses but no
    statutory authority for this one previously.)

50. Specifying that for hunting licenses that expire on June 30 of the fiscal year
    purchased, the Oklahoma Wildlife Land Stamp (included in that license) shall
    also expire on June 30 of the fiscal year purchased (T29, 4-113, C, 3) HB 2595.
    (From license consolidation taskforce; provides more options for hunters; cost is
    higher because the license is valid for the entire hunting “season,” which
    stretches across the turn of the calendar year.)

51. Repealing T29, 4-133 in its entirety (A thru E). This section deals with the current
    senior citizen lifetime hunting and fishing licenses offered. HB 2963. (From the
    license consolidation taskforce. This is part of a comprehensive overhaul of the
    senior citizen license in this bill that provides much greater benefits for senior
    citizens while protecting the state’s share of federal fish and wildlife funds that
    require the license costs more than we currently charge.)

				
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