Hunting Fee Hikes Approved 04 May 12

It will soon cost more to get hunting and fishing licenses in Minnesota. Governor 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 received bipartisan support in the Legislature. The bill also establishes an annual wolf hunt in Minnesota, subject to a state-set quota.