And no matter when you do it you stand the chance to get screwed.
Minimal percentage if Jan 1 - Dec 31.
What about all the guys that fish in the fall?
They're covered in Jan 1 - Dec 31.
And spend the exact same amount of money in a lifetime.
Not true. Due to the expiration being in the middle of the damn summer, I bet a shitload of people have to double up on fishing licenses.
You really don't spend 30 for a 'season'.
I'm going to spend $30 this year.
1 year from date of purchase is a decent alternative.
Best option: year from date of purchase.
Next best option: Jan 1 - Dec 31.
Worst option: Jul 1 - Jun 30.
But I can get a license online, by phone, or at just about any gas station. So I just don't see that big of an issue, it costs the same, it isn't an inconvenience.
Not that big of an issue. But it does make people double up on licenses. It's like giving year round ski lift passes that expire on Jan 15.