New bill would give anglers a lifetime fishing license

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(WSAW) -- A new bill, going around the state Legislature, would give anglers a lifetime fishing license.

The bill's authors, Stevens Point Senator Patrick Testin, Harrison Representative Ron Tusler, Milton Representative Don Vruwink and Evansville Senator Janis Ringhand, say if you pay a $577.50 fee, you'll never have to re-apply for a license.

At least 22 other states have some form a lifetime fishing license. The bill is currently circulating for co-sponsorship. The authors are hopeful the bill will become law by next spring.