Dayton Signs Bill To Raise Hunting, Fishing Licenses

Friday, May 4th, 2012 at 7:57 am

It will soon cost more to get hunting and fishing licenses in Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill Thursday to boost a range of fees with the money going to bolster wildlife resource management.

Adult resident fishing fees will go up from $17 to $22 a season, and from $25 to $35 for a married couple. A deer hunting license for residents will rise from $26 to $30. Other fees will rise by similar amounts.

The fee hikes were sought by a coalition of outdoors groups and supported by Republicans and Democrats in the Legislature.

The fees were contained in a larger game and fish bill that also establishes an annual wolf hunt in Minnesota, a subject that was also controversial.

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