A new group of waters has been added where anglers may retain additional brook trout. And a new registration system is in place for anglers who harvest a lake sturgeon or muskellunge.
After revenues exceeded expectations, state fish and wildlife officials also are considering dropping a fee increase for Oregon fishing and hunting licenses that takes effect in 2021.
DNR Fisheries Chief Dan Stephenson blames the decrease on “younger people are not engaging in outdoor activities like
older generations before them.”
Trappers, ginseng diggers, and deer hunters should be aware.
2017 fish, game, trapping licenses set to expire; 2018 licenses will be costlier.
Minnesota hunters and anglers can expect a more modern system with some new bells and whistles.
Hunting licenses would rise from $10 to $15 and annual fishing licenses would increase from $9 to $15.
It says no license will be required for hunting or fishing at events where participation is limited to veterans with disabilities caused by combat. The veterans must have been honorably discharged, and they can live in Mississippi or come from out of state.
Currently, the most serious penalties currently kick in with $5,000 in restitution value and result in five years of lost privileges.
Anglers and hunters may purchase new licenses starting today at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website and at more than 140 vendor locations throughout the state.
Legislature denied request for a license fee increase in 2013.
Snowmobilers, ATVers, boaters and trail- and state park-users also would see increases
Changes announced in permit types for several regions
Lawmakers haven’t raised those fees in a decade or longer
Licenses are available at nearly 900 locations across the state, and on the DNR website at www.iowadnr.gov/licenses.