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License still good for the year if I move to another state?

Unread postby hcooper84 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:54 am

I'm sure this varies state by state but it is hard to find information on.

I just graduated college. I am now living in MO but all through college I used my parents address in IL because this is where I hunt. I currently am STILL an IL resident. I have not gotten a new drivers license yet. I already bought my resident fishing license for IL for the year. If/when I go get my MO drivers license this year will my fishing license become void for the rest of the year since I am no longer a resident or will it last through the season?

I am debating buying my hunting license and tags while I am still a current IL resident if it is possible that it would carry over for the year even though I become a MO resident. If it doesn't then obviously I wouldnt buy them yet because i would be wasting money.

Hoping this works because IL tags are twice as expensive as MO tags for non-residents.

Any info is appreciated!


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Re: License still good for the year if I move to another state?

Unread postby Ghost Hunter » Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:01 pm

I would suspect after your purchase a DL in another state. You would be considered nonresident? You would just have to dig into it and see.
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Re: License still good for the year if I move to another state?

Unread postby Bowhunting Brian » Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:38 pm

Call the dnr and ask them. After you give them the question, say, "asking for a friend". :lol:
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Re: License still good for the year if I move to another state?

Unread postby Horizontal Hunter » Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:00 pm

This is how it is defined on page 10 of the digest.

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Resident: “Resident” means a person who in good faith makes application for any license or permit and verifies by statement that he or she has maintained his or her permanent abode in this state for a period of at least 30 consecutive days immediately preceding the person’s application, and who does not maintain permanent abode or claim residency in another state for the purposes of obtaining any of the same or similar licenses or permits covered by this Code. A person’s permanent abode is his or her fixed and permanent dwelling place, as distinguished from a temporary or transient place of residence. Domiciliary intent is required to establish that the person is maintaining his or her permanent abode in this state. Evidence of domiciliary intent includes, but is not limited to, the location where the person votes, pays personal income tax or obtains a drivers license. Except for the purposes of obtaining a Lifetime License, any person on active duty in the Armed Forces shall be considered a resident of Illinois during his or her period of
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Re: License still good for the year if I move to another state?

Unread postby Bonecrusher101 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:40 am

I think if you buy a lifetime Illinois then move later on you should still be set for a lifetime of hunting in Illinois
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Re: License still good for the year if I move to another state?

Unread postby live2hunt » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:34 am

You really think Illinois will let you get by doing it the least expensive way lol..... I would call the C.O that works the county you hunt in.
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Re: License still good for the year if I move to another state?

Unread postby hcooper84 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:19 am

I am assuming no it wont be allowed. I put this out there to see if anyone else had been through a similar situation.
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Re: License still good for the year if I move to another state?

Unread postby hcooper84 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:24 am

Too bad there isn't some kind of borderline license for people who live near or on state lines.

Atleast when Illinois takes all my money it will be going to conservation...hopefully
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Re: License still good for the year if I move to another state?

Unread postby Wlog » Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:47 am

Unfortunately I I think it’s not going to work out for you the way you wanted. I applaud your effort to get it right and follow the rules though. That’s admirable.
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Re: License still good for the year if I move to another state?

Unread postby live2hunt » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:08 pm

hcooper84 wrote:Too bad there isn't some kind of borderline license for people who live near or on state lines.

Atleast when Illinois takes all my money it will be going to conservation...hopefully


Now that borderline license would be a great idea! I always buy everything I can on my license including the donation and I like to think that money goes where it should.


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