DNR Requesting Higher Hunting, Fishing & Camping Fees
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fishing and hunting licenses and visiting Minnesota state parks would cost a few more dollars under the Department of Natural Resources' budget proposal.
The DNR proposes to raise the annual resident fishing license fee by $3 to $25 and the resident deer hunting license by $4 to $34. An annual state park permit would rise from $25 to $30 and a day pass would rise from $5 to $6. Fees for boats, snowmobiles and ATVs would also increase.
The last time Minnesota raised these fees was in 2013, the first time in 12 years. DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr said Wednesday increases are needed to keep the state's Game and Fish Fund and other accounts from going into the red in the next few years.
The Legislature must approve the increases.