Couple different scenarios:
Guy buys his lifetime liscence, two months later he gets transferred out of state.
Guy buys liscense, shortly after gets a flyrod for Christmas. Gets into it to the point that now that's all he likes to do yearround.
DNR takes lifetime liscense fund and invests it into some low risk stocks while awaiting the approval of a large land purchase. Stocks like Tyco...or Enron.
5 Bucks ,boys. My hunting season lasts about 140 days. My fishing season lasts 365 days. 5 Bucks. Hasn't been an increase in how long? 5 Bucks. The DNR has buildings,vehicles, and expenses. Has the cost of living gone up? Has gas gone up? Has the price of land gone up? Have salaries gone up? 5 Bucks.
Had it not been for this thread,I don't think it's something that I wouldn't given a second thought. I suppose if this topic was mentioned in the middle of deer season, it wouldn't have received less interest.
Maybe I'm in the minority here but I think Ohio's DNR does an above average job in a state with a smaller percentage of sportsmen than some others where outdoor pursuits have more support.
Put me in the glad to pay corner.