Ask Outdoors Girl

July 12, 2009|By Candus Thomson

Ken Bower of Edgewood writes: "As a Maryland fisherman, I am wondering why [the Department of Natural Resources] wastes so much paper in printing the fishing licenses. ... With everyone going green to save the trees and environment, I think Maryland should change the format and make the license smaller."

Hunting licenses also come in the large format, so I asked Paul Peditto, head of DNR's Wildlife and Heritage Service, to explain. He replies: "It's cheaper [and therefore greener in the larger context] to use standardized-sized paper than it is to produce a custom size that fits in your wallet. Plus, with three quick folds mine fits in my wallet."

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