DNR Looking to Increase Revenue by Increasing License Prices
MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – It would become more expensive to get some hunting and fishing licenses in Michigan, under legislation passed yesterday by the state House.
Under the legislation, the cost of a typical deer hunting license would increase from $15 to $30 and the annual restricted fishing license, which costs $15 for residents, would be eliminated and the $25 all-species license which allows the licensee to fish for all legal species would be the only annual fishing license offered. Other fees would see less significant increases.
The increases would raise nearly $20 million in more revenue, allowing the Department of Natural Resources to hire more conservation officers and make other improvements.
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