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Thursday, February 23, 2023
By Eric Granstrom
For, I'm Eric Granstrom. Well, it's that time of year again. Time to buy your licenses and tags if you want to hunt and fish in Washington and apply for special permits. I just did it and laid out $235.18 for the "Get Outdoors Package". It gets me everything including fishing saltwater, freshwater, crab, salmon, and all the hunt varieties I want including deer, elk, bear, cougar, upland game birds and turkey. I announced to my wife that I'd made the purchase and she about spit out her dentures. Well, that's if she WORE dentures! She couldn't believe how much it cost. I quickly reminded her of a trip we took to Western Washington recently and stopped at Black Rock Seafood on our way to Anacortes for whole, cooked Dungeness crab. The crab was $10.99 a pound whole. The crabs averaged about a pound-and-three-quarters per. So, for 7-whole, cooked crab, it cost us well over $100. Then I reminded her that my fishing license allows me to catch 5 Dungeness crab every time we go out. If you put it in those terms, it doesn't take long to justify the cost. Good luck with the negotiations. Until next time, Good Fishing!