According to the American Sportfisher Association, there are approximately 30 million fishermen.
Assuming all of those are licensed, what kind of revenue could the Postal Service see from selling state fishing licenses?
In most states, the sale of licenses is regulated, much like the control of liquor licenses. Often retailers compete to be recognized as agents, simply to get the fishermen into their store so that they can stock up on gear and equipment.
Post Offices as agents may be viewed as an intrusion into this lucrative market and is likely to be rebuffed by many states.
Additionally, there may be limited financial incentive to selling licenses, as the fees collected are used by state game and wildlife. For example, in
, the issuing agent fee is $1.00. Pennsylvania
Assuming similar compensation, and assuming that every fisherman buys their license at a Post Office, we can look forward to less than $30 million from this amendment.
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