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Jarrod32

Question about Non-Resident License...

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Heading up to Winnie this weekend for some ice fishing, and as I am now a non-resident, my annual resident fishing license - purchased back in March - is no longer valid.

When we purchase our non-resident licenses, what do we need? Just a drivers license? Or do we need anything else?

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Yup. Live in WI, fish alot in MN. A DL is all you need. Remember your non-resident shelter license as well!

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Why is your annual resident license not valid? It doesn't expire until Feb, so there is no reason it shouldn't be valid for the full season. Moving mid year shouldn't cancel your license, I would just have your old MN ID with you in case someone wants to be picky.

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They made me turn in my MN DL when I moved to WI. I tried my best to keep it, but they said no way. Otherwise one could just use it to license in both states at the resident rate.

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I was thinking the same thing. The only way I can think a person's license would expire this way is if he is no longer a citizen. With that in mind, what are Minnesota's laws about citizenship and how soon after moving out of state do you lose it?

Bob

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What about a non resident college student attending a MN school? I know they can get MN Resident liscence but what do they need to show? Just a DL and School ID?

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I actually e-mailed the MN DNR on the resident license question...when I moved to SD, my residency in MN effectively expired...and my resident license is no longer valid. It didn't even matter that we still own our house in Minnesota (hasn't sold yet).

But, at the same time, I am not paying Minnesota income tax on my earnings in SD...

And I am able to get resident licenses in SD now (including my resident pheasant hunting license), and it is probably a fair argument that I can't have resident licenses in two states at the same time.

Thanks for the responses.

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Quote:

and it is probably a fair argument that I can't have resident licenses in two states at the same time.

Thanks for the responses.


Fair and it's the Law.

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That's a good point about the full-time student licenses. When I came up here from Wisconsin to go to college I had resident licenses in both states for several years. Before I knew I would be living here permanently I considered my home state to still be Wisconsin and would purchase my WI hunting/fishing licenses with my WI driver's license. I learned about the MN full-time college student rule and also took advantage of that. I could never find anything in the regs that said I couldn't purchase the student resident licenses if I was already licensed as a resident in a different state. Was this breaking the law, I guess it was a grey area but it sure saved me some money!

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The first few times just my student ID and WI drivers license. After that I figured out that I had a MN DNR # & I would just show them last year's license.

It was a good deal while I was in college. Now I pay for the WI non-resident fishing license and don't hunt over there anymore.

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If you will be returning to MN with your wife and/or kids it's worth the xtra $10 to get the Non-Res Family license. Non-res kids can't keep fish w/o the family license.

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FYI.... If you purchase a resident lifetime license, it remains valid even if the license holder moves out of Minnesota. This applies to fishing and hunting lifetime licenses.

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