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    license in national parks?

    Hi all. This is my first post but, I have been lurking around for a couple of years now. Does anyone know if you need a license to fish in the Hoosier National Forest? I am going camping / kayaking at Indian/Celina lakes and only have a Ky license. Really don't want to pay the $30 for an Indiana if I don't have to.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: license in national parks?

    Pay em now, or pay em later. You need a license.

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    Re: license in national parks?

    Do you really think that the State of Indiana would pass up on a way to tax somebody?

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    Re: license in national parks?

    Well I know that you don't need one at Mammoth Cave for example because it's a "National Park". Thought it might be the same over in Indiana.

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    Re: license in national parks?

    Not sure how it is at Mammoth Cave, but I travel to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to fly fish a couple of times a year and inside the park you need either a North Carolina or Tennessee license. Either of the two state licenses will cover you regardless of what side of the national park you are on, but if you fish outside the park, you need the appropriate license for the state you are in.

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    Re: license in national parks?

    You don't have to buy a fishing license within the boundaries of Mammoth Cave National Park, but state size/creel limits apply.

    I would say that a National Forest is not the same deal...you likely have to buy an Indiana license. The Daniel Boone National Forest makes up a part of Eastern Kentucky, and you have to buy a fishing license for any kind of fishing within its boundaries, so I'd say Hoosier National Forest is the same way.

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    Re: license in national parks?

    Check it out here.

    http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hoosier/recreation/fishing.htm

    DA

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    Re: license in national parks?

    Thx greenriver. That's the info that I've been looking for.

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