Many states used small badges for anglers and hunters from the teens through the 1940s. Some issued license holders after the 40s, into which you could insert paper licenses. The most eagerly sought badges are from southern states like North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, etc., plus badges from Hawaii, Michigan, and Connecticut. Non resident badges are typically harder to find, as are trapping and other specialty badges. Paper fishing and hunting licenses are also collectible, particularly the earliest ones from the turn of the century.


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