If you have not heard, the state of Connecticut likely over charged you for your 2010 fishing/hunting license if you purchased it before April 14, 2010. Go to the link below to get information on how to obtain your rebate:
The first step is to determine how much the state owes you. You can search at www.ct.gov/dep/sportsmenscredit . I found out that I was over charged $27 in 2010. You can use that money to pay for your 2011 hunting/fishing license, which presently costs $38. The only rub is that you can't get the rebate online. You have to buy your 2011 license either by mail, or in person at one of the DEP locations. I chose to do mine by mail. I figured out how much I was owed ($27), filled out a simple form, wrote a check for the total minus $27, and mailed it in.
One tip: Connecticut has now started charging separately for inland and salt water licenses. If you buy the hunting/fishing combo license, the state charges the same $38 for the inland fishing/hunting combo license as they do for the all-waters fishing/hunting combo license. Be sure to chose the all-waters option to get both inland and salt water fishing together at no extra charge.
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