Resident

Resident Hunting Licenses

From 1913 to 1923, licenses were made of canvas-like material and most were sewn on to a coat or outer garment.  From 1924 to 1926, the licenses were made of aluminum.  From 1927 to 1941 the licenses were made of metal.  In 1942, to conserve metal for the war, a change was made to cardboard.  Between 1913 and 1937, licenses were printed with a county number on them.

Completing a set of resident hunting licenses can be accomplished if the collector is willing to accept any example that they come across.  However, some collectors only look for licenses that are in mint condition or from a specific county.  Both can make completing a collection quite difficult as some counties are difficult to locate and each type of license had difficulty keeping its condition.  Early canvas showed all creases and very few were kept from being sewn on garments as they were meant to be.  The aluminum licenses were easily bent and did not hold up well, and metal licenses rusted when they got wet.

From a collector standpoint, licenses from 1913 to 1937 have the most appeal.  Licenses from 1938 to the present are quite common as thousands went unissued.

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