An Increase to Occur in Hunting and Fishing Licenses Fees

The State Wildlife Commissioner is defending a 30 percent hike in the cost of hunting and fishing licenses.

The price of hunting and fishing licenses will increase from $15 to $20 beginning March 1, 2007. A combination hunting-fishing license goes up from $22.50 to $30 dollars.

A Kentucky fish and wildlife spokesman said license and permit sales generated more than $22 million in 2006-2007. The spokesman also said the price increases will generate an additional $2.8 million.

Some hunters said the higher cost can become burdensome for families when spouses and teenage children also hunt and fish.