Governor Signs Hunting License Increase
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 02:20:58 EDT

Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation making it more expensive to get some
hunting and fishing licenses in Michigan, in an effort to better support
Michigan's natural resources.

The measure sets up a new hunting and fishing fee system.

Under the legislation, the cost of a typical deer hunting license will increase
from $15 to $30 and the annual restricted fishing license, which costs $15 for
residents, will be eliminated. A $25 all-species license which allows the
licensee to fish for all legal species will be the only annual fishing license

Other fees will see less significant increases.

The increases are expected to raise about $18 million in more revenue, allowing
the Department of Natural Resources to hire more conservation officers and make
other improvements.

The new fee structure takes effect March 1, 2014.


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