DNR license fees up, sales down
Fee increases instituted by the DNR this year have cut into the sales of hunting and fishing licenses, but are also pumping much-needed cash into the agency. Through Monday, license and permit sales were off by about 18,000 while revenues were up $2.2 million according to Miller.
Sales of resident either-sex firearm deer tags were down by 8,900 and sales of antlerless-only deer tags were down 2,900. Waterfowl stamp sales are down 1,900 and combination licenses are off 4,700.
On the fishing side, resident license sales are down 2,600 but resident 24-hour licenses are up 2,300. Inland trout stamps are off by 1,000 but sales of salmon stamps are actually up by 116.