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WGFD proposes license fee hike

Posted: Thursday, Nov 8th, 2012

LUSK - Those who love to hunt and fish might be seeing a cost hike for next year.

The Town of Lusk is hosting a public meeting on Monday, Nov. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Town Hall concerning a proposal to increase hunting and fishing license fees in Wyoming.

According to a report from the Associated Press, The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) stated license fees could increase by at least 21.5 percent. WGFD officials said the hikes were necessary to make up for an annual revenue shortfall of between $8 and $10 million. License fees have not been increased since 2008. Since that time, WGFD spokesman Eric Keszler said costs have gone up due to inflation and increased wildlife management responsibilities.

Local Game Warden Brady VandeBurg and state Rep. Hans Hunt (R - Newcastle) will attend the meeting. Residents are encouraged to attend if they have any questions or concerns regarding the issue.

For more information, contact Jackie Bredthauer at 334-2950.

For the complete article see the 11-07-2012 issue.

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