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.

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...

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