How Do You Feel About Minnesota’s Proposed Fishing, Hunting Fee Increases?

I’m seeking feedback on Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposals to raise fees for fishing licenses, hunting licenses, boat registrations, etc. If you’d like to share your opinion, on the record, email me at scook@duluthnews.com. I’ll need your name and the town where you live. I’ll be doing a story on that topic soon. Or, call me at…
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Governor’s Budget Proposal Would Bolster Fish, Game, Park Funds

  Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials released more information today about proposed DNR fee increases that are part of Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget proposal. “Without raising these user fees – some of which have not been increased for more than a decade – Minnesotans and visitors will see deteriorating parks and trail facilities and…
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Dayton Proposes License Fee Increases

Increases in fees for hunting and fishing licenses are included in Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget proposal, released today. Among those proposed increases: Resident angling licenses would go from $22 to $25, a 14 percent increase A resident combination angling (married couple angling) license would go from $35 to $40, a 14 percent increase Resident deer…
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Minnesota DNR Names Deer Advisory Committee Members

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has selected a 20-member advisory committee to provide the agency with feedback and advice on deer management as it develops a statewide deer plan. “These committee members represent a broad range of interests,” said Adam Murkowski, DNR big game program leader. “We’ll use recommendations from the committee and broader…
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Minnesota Firearms Deer License Sales On Good Pace

Through Monday, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources had sold 224,678 firearms deer licenses.  That’s just ahead of last year’s pace, when over 221,000 firearms licenses had been sold by the same date. Minnesota’s firearms deer season opens Saturday and continues through Nov. 20. Meanwhile, bow hunters are starting to see some deer movement. Dawson…
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