Hunting and fishing license fees to increase July 1
By Linda Green

Hunting and fishing license fees will increase July 1 -- the first increase since 1992 -- and the result of the increase will be accessibility and more game wardens.
According to Cpt. Stan Elrod of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources office in Thomson, House Bill 208, which Governor Nathan Deal signed April 25, increases hunting and fishing fees as well as boating registration.
Beginning July 1, fishing licenses move from $9 to $15 and hunting licenses rise from $10 to $15. The annual hunting and fishing license for state residents will increase from $17 to $30. Lifetime licenses and non-resident licenses for commercial, dealer and sportsmen categories in hunting, fishing and boating also will see change.
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Elrod said the increases impact the agency’s fisheries, game management areas and the Law Enforcement Division. The money from hunting and fishing licenses will improve public access to fishing areas, provide boat ramps and better roads to waterways, more wildlife habitat management, increase fish stocking and create shooting ranges.





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