Here in Ohio the license year is March 1 to Feb 28, so I'm still on the 2012 license. I think they did the year that way because of hunting licenses - many game seasons last into Feb and both hunting and fishing licenses share the same expiration date.
What I don't like is that you can no longer buy the license ahead of the date. New licenses no longer go on sale until Mar 1. Something to do with the new computer based license sales. The good thing is that I can now buy my licenses online and print them from my home computer.