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Several new hunting and fishing licenses are proposed under the Hunting & Fishing Heritage Initiative. One would allow youth ages 16 and 17 to purchase a reduced rate license. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

License fee hikes may be needed to sustain DNR programs

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Last Wednesday, a group of individuals with a vested interest in the outdoors gathered in the commons area of the Park Rapids Area High School to discuss the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Hunting and Fishing Heritage Initiative proposal.


The proposal encompasses an increase in certain license fees, a fee reduction in others, some new formats for hunting and fishing licenses and a dedication to manage and improve high quality outdoor experiences in Minnesota.

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