March 15, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 62

Michigan eyes hunting, fishing license increases

IRONWOOD — State Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, said he’s not buying the Department of Natural Resources’ plan to raise hunting and fishing licenses.

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According to the DNR, most licenses would increase substantially.

Deer licenses would be hiked from $15 to $20, bear licenses would increase from $15 to $25 and non-resident fishing licenses would be increased from $42 to $75, according to a DNR summary of the proposed changes that’s posted online.

Also, the popular 24-hour fishing license would more than double, from $7 to $15.

Dianda said he fears the license fee hike money will go in...