Ohio Fisherman - NEW FISHING LICENSES AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 16|
COLUMBUS, OH -- Anglers will find this year's fishing regulations digest available at license outlets beginning February 16 when the Year 2000 fishing licenses go on sale, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
A new fishing license is required as of March 1 each year. The current 1999 fishing license is valid through February 29.
This year's digest is similar to last year's publication, but also provides a listing of state wildlife officers, a fish identification chart, and a 2000 Fish Ohio award application.
Ohio's annual resident fishing license costs $15. A one-day fishing license costs $7 and may later be exchanged for credit toward purchase of an annual fishing license. The annual nonresident licenses cost $24, while a three-day nonresident tourist's license costs $15.
A fishing license is required for persons age 16 and older. Those anglers who are age 66 and older may obtain a free license directly from a fishing license vendor and are not required to submit a free license application to the Division of Wildlife.
Additional information about fishing in Ohio may be obtained by calling 1-800-WILDLIFE, or on the Internet at: www.dnr.state.oh.us/odnr/wildlife/wildlife.html