First Hearing Scheduled On Higher Fees For Hunting, Fishing Licenses

Sep 24, 2015


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New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department is scheduled to hold the first of several public hearings on proposed increases in hunting and fishing license fees.

The first is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fish and Game office in Lancaster.

Under the proposal, resident freshwater fishing licenses would go from $33 to $43; hunting licenses from $21 to $31; and combination hunting/fishing from $44 to $54. Annual hunting and fishing permit fees for non-residents would also increase by $10. One, three and seven-day fishing permit fees would not change.

There hasn't been an increase in the fees in 12 years.

Other hearings are scheduled for Sept. 28 at Keene High School; Sept. 29 at the Urban Forestry Center, Portsmouth; and Sept. 30 at department headquarters, Concord.