But perhaps a F&G officer can go into a parking lot and determine which cars have boat permits attached to the license plates present with a database search and never have to get out the binoculars. Consider the public launch for Squam Lake on Rt 113 in the town of Holderness. You cannot see many of the boats that might be out on the lake from that ramp, but you sure can see a lot of cars parked there. I am in spirit with your initial observation, in that I really do not want a bureaucrat designed NH sticker on one of my cedar strippers. I am willing to pay extra for that.I agree with permit versus a registration but a F&G officer can tag a lot more boats by using binoculars looking for a decal than having to do a face to face.