Will someone tell me how the hell the world got to the point where we need licenses to fish? In my opinion (and granted, I may be wrong) a license symbolizes the fact that the secular world agrees that a person is skilled enough to perform a certain action.
The state recognizes that a 16-year-old is at a reasonable enough age to allow him or her to operate a vehicle (even though I scored 1 point above passing on my 16th birthday). But when did fishing get to the point to where society needed to screen applicants? Since when is a person so incompetent that they can’t fish? The fucked up thing is, I’ve been asked, on more than one occasion to show proof of my fishing license.
If this isn’t the an oversight, I don’t know what is.