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Published January 18, 2013, 08:50 AM

North Dakota ND considers increase to hunting, fishing fees

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Several North Dakota sporting groups are supporting a proposal to raise hunting, fishing and boating fees.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Several North Dakota sporting groups are supporting a proposal to raise hunting, fishing and boating fees.

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department asked lawmakers on Friday to increase fees on most permits at between 10 and 20 percent.

Game and Fish Director Terry Steinwand says license sales and fees have not kept up with inflation. He says some licensing fees haven't been raised in more than 30 years.

The agency receives no money from the state's general fund. It is supported by state licensing fees and federal tax money from the sale of firearms, ammunition and other sporting equipment.

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