Now Reading: Governor Mike Dewine Proposes Increases in Ohio Hunting and Fishing Fees

Loading
svg33
General   /   Hunting
svg33

Governor Mike Dewine Proposes Increases in Ohio Hunting and Fishing Fees

December 11, 2023WoodburyOutfitters

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Hunters and anglers in Ohio will likely have to pay a little more next year in fees for permits and licenses.

GOP Gov. Mike DeWine said Friday during his budget unveiling that fees would increase in the next fiscal year at the request of several sportsman groups. Jason Fallon, spokesman for the Department of Natural Resources, said the increases are slated to bring in about $4 million each year.

“Specifically, this revenue will allow for renovations and equipment upgrades to Ohio’s state fish hatcheries so they can continue to stock Ohio’s public lakes with over 44 million fish annually and the addition of new public archery ranges,” Fallon said. “It will also allow us to increase staff to make sure we have at least one wildlife officer in every county.”

Ohio requires licensing for both hunting and fishing. Permits are also required for hunting deer and turkey and fur trapping.

Here are a list of the proposed increases:

Type of License or PermitCurrentProposed
Annual Fishing License$18$24
Non-resident 3-day Fishing License$18$24
One-day Fishing License$10$13
Deer Permit$23$30
Youth Deer Permit$11.50$15
Turkey Permit$23$30
Non-resident Turkey Permit$28$37
Youth Turkey Permit$11.50$15

The fee increases wouldn’t take effect until the budget is passed, but with support from outdoors groups, resistance will likely be minimal.

DeWine also announced he would propose increasing funding for state parks by $43 million. Most of that money would go to improvements and upgrades, such as renovating cabins, trails and campgrounds.

svg

What do you think?

It is nice to know your opinion. Leave a comment.

Leave a reply

Loading
svg To Top

Quick Navigation

  • 1 svg

    Governor Mike Dewine Proposes Increases in Ohio Hunting and Fishing Fees