Minnesota's hunting and fishing license fees increased March 1 for the first time since 2001, and the changes are among the largest and most comprehensive ever.
The cost of a fishing license jumps by $5 to $22. A small game hunting license, now $19, will cost $22. And a deer license, now $26, will cost $30.
Not everyone will pay more. There are new $5 hunting and fishing licenses for youths, and new three-day licenses for occasional hunters and anglers.
Here’s a link to my previous story: http://www.startribune.com/sports/outdoors/191926401.html.
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Results mirror results in Minnesota, South Dakota.
Previously, the DNR said it would wait until an annual fall walleye survey was complete on Mille Lacs before determing whether winter walleye fishing could begin Dec. 1.
Deadline to apply is Sept. 24