Field Notes March 23,
In 2017, the Sportsmen’s Alliance led a coalition of 41 conservation groups
that convinced the legislature to approve increases in non-resident hunting and
fishing licenses. At that time, the ruling class of the Ohio Department of
Natural Resources (ODNR) initially opposed all license increases, but finally
yielded to “not opposing” non-resident increases.
Despite that assurance, ODNR’s senior staff continued to tell legislators
that the increases weren’t necessary because the Division of Wildlife