"Here is how much of a big deal it is. According to the fish and wildlife service,hunters and fisherman pay some $4 billion a year in excise taxes on sporting equipment. They also provide nearly 75 persent of the annual income for all state conservation agencies. Hunters alone pump some $21 billion into the enconmy each year. Close access to public lands or fail to keep outdoorsmen informend, and these forks will sit home and watch espn." Quoted from Cliff Gromer Popular Mechanics. With this said I think we give enough money to the goverment. A saltwater license is just McGreedy's way of getting in our pockets again. The working class man should not alone fund something that benifits our enviroment.