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Governor Snyder Proposing Changes to Hunting and Fishing Fees

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Michigan's hunting and fishing license program could soon see some major changes.

Governor Snyder recently announced a proposal that would mean the first major overhaul of the licensing system in nearly 20 years.

The DNR says the plan would generate $18 million in additional revenue for the department.

The money would be used for several programs including increasing the number of conservation officers, addressing habitat issues, and maintaining the fish population.

All hunters would be required to purchase a 10 dollar base license that would cover small game and waterfowl.

For more information on the plan and the new proposed rates use the link posted to the left of this story.


The DNR says it could be October before anything is approved and that changes would not go into effect until the 2014 season.

Kyle Mitchell and Photojournalist Tony Zyber have more on the plan.