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Published January 06, 2011, 05:15 AM

DNR market analysis to measure fee price point

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - How much is too much? The state Department of Natural Resources has hired a market analysis firm to determine just that. How much can the DNR raise recreational fees before consumers walk away?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - How much is too much? The state Department of

Natural Resources has hired a market analysis firm to determine

just that. How much can the DNR raise recreational fees before

consumers walk away?

DNR wildlife section chief Dennis Simon says if a license costs

too much, hunters and anglers begin to drop out.

Revenue will be a main topic at the DNR's annual meeting with

citizens Friday and Saturday in Brooklyn Center. They'll discuss

whether hunting and fishing fees should be raise to offset a

pending revenue shortfall in the Game and Fish Fund, which is the

main funding source for fish and wildlife management.

The Star Tribune says the discussion over revenue comes as the

state faces a $6 billion budget deficit for the next two years.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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