Minnesota Senate Votes To Raise Hunting & Fishing Licenses

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 at 7:43 am

On Monday, the Minnesota Senate voted to raise fees for hunting and fishing licenses.

The Senate approved the game and fish bill 36-30, and the bill now goes back to the House, which passed it earlier without the fee increases.

Under the bill, a one-year fishing license for an adult resident would go from $17 to $22. A deer hunting license for residents would be bumped from $26 to $30. Other fees would increase by similar amounts.

Fees were last raised in 2001. The Department of Natural Resources and outdoors groups want the hikes to replenish a fund that pays for fisheries and wildlife programs.

The bill also allows for wolf hunting in the state after the species came off the endangered species list in January.

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