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Fees set to increase for fishing, hunting licenses and tags


Fees for the state’s sport fishing, hunting and trapping licenses, and tags will increase at the start of the new year.

The Department of Fish and Game made the announcement last week in a media release, citing approval of House Bill 137 by the Alaska State Legislature last session as cause for the changes. It notes the hike came with the approval of user groups, and marks the first time in 24 years that hunting license and tag fees have increased. Sport fishing licenses last increased a decade ago.

“Alaska’s new prices are in line with other states,” Commissioner Sam Cotten stated....

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