Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Hunting and Fishing License Fees Will Increase in 2017
House Bill 137 goes into effect in 2017, with resident and non-resident license fees for fishing and hunting being increased. Resident sportfishing annual license fees will go up $5, while a 14-day non-resident fishing license will spike by $25.
For a table comparing 2016 fees to the new ones in 2017 go to:
The increased fees were widely supported by outdoors advocates because it will ensure that the state will continue to capture federal matching funds in the face of declining general fund budgeting for ADF&G.
For every dollar, the federal government will match it with three more.
If money is tight, you can still get a 2017 fishing license online at 2016 prices until the end of December.