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  • Low income hunting license ?

    Does assistance from the H.E.A.T. program qualify you for the low income hunting license? Don't know if that is a welfare program or not...

    It reads like this:

    Resident Low Income License

    Must meet the residency definition. The hunting/trapping/fishing license fee is $5.00 for a resident who is receiving or has received assistance during the preceding six months under any state or federal welfare program to aid the indigent, or has an annual family gross income of less than $8,200 for the year preceding application. Proof of eligibility must be provided on request.

  • #2
    I don't think the HEAT program qualifies you, and as a resident hunting license is only $25 I'd strongly urge you to pay the full boat so to better support funding for the Division of Wildife Conservation. I know they need it.
    Best,
    Mark Richards
    www.residenthuntersofalaska.org

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 60sChild View Post
      Does assistance from the H.E.A.T. program qualify you for the low income hunting license? Don't know if that is a welfare program or not...

      It reads like this:

      Resident Low Income License

      Must meet the residency definition. The hunting/trapping/fishing license fee is $5.00 for a resident who is receiving or has received assistance during the preceding six months under any state or federal welfare program to aid the indigent, or has an annual family gross income of less than $8,200 for the year preceding application. Proof of eligibility must be provided on request.

      state aide or welfare is Food stamps, AFDC income, etc... or you must have a low income.. if your not on food stamps or welfare or have less then 8,200 gross family income you don't qualify.. if your are permanently disabled 70% or higher you may qualify for a reduced or free license.
      "If you are on a continuous search to be offended, you will always find what you are looking for; even when it isn't there."

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      • #4
        Don't forget 60 years or older .....
        johnnie laird

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        • #5
          Actually there is a low income Sport/Hunting and trapping Licence:

          http://www.admin.adfg.state.ak.us/license/prices.html

          Low Income Sport Fishing, Hunting and Trapping:

          https://www.admin.adfg.state.ak.us/license/faqlic.html

          Resident Low Income License

          Must meet the residency definition. The hunting/trapping/fishing license fee is $5.00 for a resident who is receiving or has received assistance during the preceding six months under any state or federal welfare program to aid the indigent, or has an annual family gross income of less than $8,200 for the year preceding application. Proof of eligibility must be provided on request.


          Hope that helps.
          No amount of education can help those who want to remain permanently ignorant of facts, which includes those whom have been educated.

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          • #6
            Gimme a break

            Originally posted by bushrat View Post
            I don't think the HEAT program qualifies you, and as a resident hunting license is only $25 I'd strongly urge you to pay the full boat so to better support funding for the Division of Wildife Conservation. I know they need it.
            Best,
            Aw Mark, are you serious? Or maybe you grew up in the 60s too and I caught you at a 'weird' moment? :eek:

            Seriously, do you pay F&G 5 times more than they ask when you send them money? Or do you only feel that generous with my money? How many bucks did you pay to F&G last year, above and beyond what they asked you for?

            I don't mean to start somethiing here, but your advise just doesn't make sense to me. Were you serious, or are you just letting that member of the year stuff go to your head and now you're running for a higher office?

            I wouldn't ignore a valid deduction on my tax return because our country needs money. I wouldn't pay 5 times what the Mom-and-Pop grocery store are asking for their stuff because Mom and Pop need money.

            And I'm surre as heck not going to tip the state of Alaska when I pay them money!

            The bottom line to my question is whether H.E.A.T. is a 'welfare' program, 'cause if it is, then F&G is only asking me for 5 bucks instead of 25.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 60sChild View Post
              Does assistance from the H.E.A.T. program qualify you for the low income hunting license? Don't know if that is a welfare program or not...

              It reads like this:

              Resident Low Income License

              Must meet the residency definition. The hunting/trapping/fishing license fee is $5.00 for a resident who is receiving or has received assistance during the preceding six months under any state or federal welfare program to aid the indigent, or has an annual family gross income of less than $8,200 for the year preceding application. Proof of eligibility must be provided on request.
              I suggest you take your question directly to fish and feathers for the answer. I have a feeling you might be pleasantly suprised at the answer. Get the name and position of the person you talk to. If you don't like the first answer, keep asking others until you get the answer you are looking for. Shopping for answers within the dept of F&G usually reaps rewards. Most of the offices can't sell you the license though, you gotta go to Walmarts for that.
              SP
              "96% of all Internet Quotes are suspect and the remaining 4% are fiction."
              ~~Abraham Lincoln~~

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              • #8
                If you cannot afford the 25.00 for the hunting license, you cannot afford the gas and other stuff it takes to get out of town............even if you live in a village.
                Why bother with even the 5 bucks for the license. If your that poor, just chip in with a buddy and help out for a share of the kill. You don't need a license if you ain't shooting.
                I'm thinking your a "true" subsistence user and only want meat, right?
                I can't help being a lazy, dumb, weekend warrior.......I have a JOB!
                I have less friends now!!

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                • #9
                  I was serious 60s Child

                  60s Child,

                  I've been advocating for a hunting license/tag fee increase fee to better fund the Division of Wildlife Conservation for a while now. They are really short funded.

                  In answer to your questions, yes I pay more than I have to, both my wife and I do. I've spoken about that before too. Also do some other things for fish and game that cost me money out of my own pocket, not much money but that's fine cuz I want to help out where I can. So if it costs ten bucks a year to mail off some finfish samples or water temp data, I figure I'm just doing my part cuz I believe the research is important.

                  Like I said, I don't think just being on the HEAT program qualifies you for the low income license, but not sure. I wouldn't ignore valid tax deduction or pay five times more at the store if I didn't have to, so I understand your point. I don't think the analogies quite match up though. I encourage non-hunters to buy a license to help fund DWC. Some do, some don't. I encourage those who are eligible for low-cost licenses to pony up the $25 if they can. Some do, some don't. I don't begrudge their choice either way and wouldn't do that with your choice either, was just throwing out an opinion on it.

                  I personally think the low-cost license fees are ridiculously low and need to go up quite a bit. All of this is fodder for the game mgmt forum and we've had threads there on this very issue of hunting license/tag fees. It's something that has concerned me for a while.

                  Inre your comment about member of the year thing going to my head, no need to even say stuff like that, c'mon. Didn't ask for it and certainly it isn't going to change my views any.
                  Sincerely,
                  Mark Richards
                  www.residenthuntersofalaska.org

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                  • #10
                    Buying Low-income license

                    In spite of what AKres says, you can buy these at state F&G offices, if you qualify. But no one is going to ask for your qualifications, its on an honor system. Just don't drive up in a 30 k truck to buy it, that creates suspicion.
                    I agree with Bushrat, 25 bucks isn't much and it goes towards a good (great?) cause, and its still the best deal in the U.S.

                    Blair

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                    • #11
                      As it is a Hunting/Fishing/Trapping Licence... lets way the odds.

                      5.00 for all three if you qualify.... but the difference is:

                      Fishing: 24.00
                      Hunting: 25.00
                      Trapping: 15.00

                      So around 65.00 unless you do the pacakges like:

                      Hunting/Sports Fishing/Trapping which is 62.00 (wow, a whole 2 dollars less then if you bought them single).

                      You have to show a your Tax forms from the previous year, to show that you qualify. Family or otherwise. You can not go to somewhere such as Fred Meyer to get this "low income" you do have to go through the F&G office.
                      No amount of education can help those who want to remain permanently ignorant of facts, which includes those whom have been educated.

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                      • #12
                        Many give more than they have to

                        There are many people here who give more than they have to, usually through their involvement in various organizations such as NRA, DU, FNAWS, etc -- either by working as volunteers or in the form of monetary grants that those organizations provide.
                        And no, I'm not debating the merits of the various organizations.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rilasp12 View Post
                          In spite of what AKres says, you can buy these at state F&G offices
                          Blair
                          Blair,
                          Try it at the Palmer Office, or a couple others. Can't do it dude. They turn it all over to private enterprise.
                          SP
                          "96% of all Internet Quotes are suspect and the remaining 4% are fiction."
                          ~~Abraham Lincoln~~

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                          • #14
                            wrong on all counts

                            Originally posted by martentrapper View Post
                            If you cannot afford the 25.00 for the hunting license, you cannot afford the gas and other stuff it takes to get out of town............even if you live in a village.
                            Why bother with even the 5 bucks for the license. If your that poor, just chip in with a buddy and help out for a share of the kill. You don't need a license if you ain't shooting.
                            I'm thinking your a "true" subsistence user and only want meat, right?
                            Great, I got another guy on here telling me about MY finances.

                            I do the best I can, I pay for the gas that I can, and I get my kids out and teach them the best that I can. If you differ with any of that tell me how, but don't tell me what I can and can't afford.

                            The closest you came to the mark was about meat. Yes, that is what I want to bring home, but more important than that is that I and my kids know that it was done right. With respect and regard for the animals I and they harvest.

                            I've taken many trophys, but none that any record book would care about. They're trophys to me and my family because we shared in the experience, and they tasted better as a result. We treat every animal and all of the outdoors with respect, and take every effort, every trip, to leave things better than we found it. As I tell my kids, that helps to make up for the occasional piece of paper or whatever that flies out of the bed of the truck despite our best efforts to never even once litter. If you want to boil all of that down to a single word and call it meat, I don't think your getting as much out of your time outdoors as I do, but I still wish you the best. But I also would tell you that you might not want to tell others what they can and cannot afford. To me, that just doesn't seem right.

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                            • #15
                              I vote to get rid...

                              of the low income license and I am with Bushrat on license increases. We Alaskans are on a gravy train that needs to end. I feel that "ALL" folks can buy a license that is the same cost. YES, I pay the full amount and I pay the full amount for my 16 year old daughter. Yes, I buy ducks stamps for my wife and she hasn't pulled the trigger on one. We all need to do our part. I even suggest that we have a $5 fee for every tag that we get. They didn't grow on trees. An no, NONE of us are paying state taxes to fund this.

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