A Texas fishing license auctioned by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is being auction off on the web for $4,500.
That is less than the $5,500 auctioned to a Texas man for his son’s license last year.
The auction is for a Texas license for the “Barracudas” or “Fishing Steves.”
That license is not issued by the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.
The license was issued to a fisherman in August of 2015 by the DFR.
He says he did not realize he was in the auction house until a reporter contacted him.
The owner of the license, Roderick Lee, told The Associated Press that he is not sure why the auction is happening.
The DFR said they are not selling the license because it has expired.
The department says there are currently about 2,500 licenses in circulation, with an additional 7,000 being issued each year.