|HARRISBURG, Pa. (Jan. 24) – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is encouraging anglers to vote online for their favorite color for a new series of fishing license buttons, which will be available beginning in March.
“The buttons for this first year will be in the color which receives the highest number of votes,” said PFBC Executive Director John Arway. “Brought back by popular demand, this custom button is similar to the buttons offered by the PFBC in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and again in 1974 and 1975.
“We anticipate that this re-introduced product will be very popular with anglers and collectors, so we want their help with selecting the button color for 2014,” he added.
Click here to view the voting results.
Each custom button will measure 1 3/4 inches (same as past, vintage buttons) with a high-quality pin-back design and feature the angler's customer identification number (CID), same as the number displayed on a paper license.
Anglers need to display only the button when fishing, as long as they are carrying a valid paper license.
The purchase of an annual or multi-year Resident, Non-Resident or Senior Resident fishing license is required in order to purchase a license button. The button is an optional purchase for anglers and will be $5 each, available through the PFBC’s online store (The Outdoor Shop) and at some PFBC locations. As an annual button, the color and date on the button will change each year.
“We want to hear from anglers, so vote for your favorite button color,” Arway added.
This online ballot will be available through Jan. 31, 2014.