Just another way the government tries to control your life through red tape and bureaucracy. There's no logical reason for rules like that, and that's why they have them.
I've come to expect the worst when it has anything to do with "official government" business of any kind.
Personally I think a fishing license is totally unnecessary. Residents of a state should just have their drivers license as proof of residency, and be able to fish whenever. I can see having out of state folks buy a visitor license. Any ways, just my opinion.
I would rather walk than drive anything that's 2WD. ©