Commission Starting To Consider Hike In Hunt Fees

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The Arizona Game and Fish Commission will begin the public process to increase license and hunt-tag fees at its Sept. 10-11 meeting in Flagstaff at the Little America Hotel. The meeting starts at 8 a.m. both days.


The commission is being asked to begin the formal rule process to increase fees as one of the first items on Saturday. Fees would be increased for Class A, G, F ,B, C, D, E, H and U licenses; and surcharges added to fees for Class A,B,C,D,F,G,H and the trout stamp.


Fees would be increased for the trout stamp, state waterfowl stamp and a fee established for the new state migratory bird stamp.


Fees would be increased for tags for javelina, turkey, bear, mountain lion, deer, antelope, elk and bighorn sheep. The permit (drawing) application fee would also be increased.


All increases would be effective Jan. 1, 2001, except fees for hunt permit-tags, the state migratory bird stamp, the state waterfowl stamp and the permit application fee, which would be effective July 1, 2000.


The schedule of public hearings and closing date for written comments on the fee proposals will be established at the Sept. 11 meeting.

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