Illinois Fishing License 2013
Information and Where to Buy Your IL Fishing License
Illinois offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities for those interested in fishing in 2013. If you want to fish you'll need to get your Illinois fishing license for 2013. There a number of options available including the opportunity to buy a lifetime fishing license (or a fishing/hunting lifetime combo). And seniors watch out—you also need to buy a license although it's about half price.
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Where to Buy Your 2013 Illinois Fishing License
If you feel comfortable you can get your Illinois fishing license for 2013 online. They do ask for some pretty sensitive information like birthdate and SSN or driver's license number. But it is convenient. A basic resident fishing license is $15.00, but there are lots of other licenses and combinations to choose from.
Personally I'd get my 2013 Illinois fishing license at a local business. You can find a list of vendors on the Illinois DNR site. Select your county or city with the drop-down menu to see the choices.
Perhaps the best resource for Illinois residents fishing in 2013 can be found in the IL DNR's fishing booklet. You'll probably also want to get a copy of their guide about how to fillet a carp (they don't say anything about eating it though).
One alternative, if you are under 35 years old, is to buy a lifetime license for $435. After you're 35 the only reason would be for the convenience or to avoid any price increases. But that's a bit of up front money. Sure would be a nice graduation present though. It looks like that option requires a paper application.
See the Illinois DNR for more info about the Illinois fishing license for 2013.