OK, that still makes California the most expensive in the country. We have to renew every year at $71.50 and if the Feds make us renew the $100 permit fee each year we will be paying $171.50. Then some of the cities have the nerve to tell us we can't fly or hunt with our birds in thier city. Ridiculious.
So I was thinking about the state license, knowing it was going to expire soon... So I just decided to go to the CA DFG website to see when exactly...
I found out the license expires FEBRUARY 28TH
the website has the forms for the 2006-2007 year, but NOTHING for the 2007-2008 year, and I haven't received anything by mail. Has anyone in CA received their renewal notices?
Dont worry, Every frigging year there's a month you have no license and your current one is expired when your in california. Pray to god DFG doesnt buzz you during this time or it can lead to hours of headaches.
I got mine, im going to send in my paperwork in a couple days.
The magical price this year is... 64.50+ 11.75 ( application fee BS ) = $76.25 and then $100 for the Feds.
It increases every year, I keep all my old licenses.
Yay... for california. I have my own bird for this wonderfull state.
I got my renewal form, but, I haven't opened it yet so I wasn't aware of the fee increase. There is no reason for the fee increase because California doesn't do any thing for falconers except hassel them. They don't go out and plant game for us or make sure there are fields that we can hunt in.
Yeah it's rediculous, all california does for us falconers is REMOVE hunting grounds, with all this progress going on. It's enough to make someone sick and want to move out of california, maybe I'll start researching other states to move to, when I gear up to move out.
For the time being, I'll hack it and pay it though.
Texas is $60 a year for an apprentice and $120 a year for a general and $180 for a master falconers permit plus the $100 for the fed. So I guess Texas is the highest. once you move past apprentice. The only problem I have is that I got my permit in October and it expires in June. So my first year was only 8 months. I think they are changing that though in the future to pro-rate the fee depending on when you get it.
"Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid." -John Wayne
I don't get the difference in license price. Why should a master pay 3 times as much as an apprentice. OK, California is not all that bad , but, Texas sucks for Master Falconers. Almost makes you want to stay an apprentice.