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Jason Moeckel, fisheries operations supervisor, outlines the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources proposal for the first increase in fishing and hunting license fees in 10 years to the West Central Chapter of the Minnesota Dark House Anglers in Spicer on Feb. 17. Tribune file photo

DNR seeks license fee hike to stop downward funding slide

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SPICER -- It will cost more to put walleyes in the boat or pheasants and ducks in the bag, if the state Legislature approves license fee increases being requested by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


The requests would raise the annual fishing license fee from $17 to $24, and the small game license fee from $19 to $22. A deer license would increase from $26 to $30.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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