JACKSON — The cost of Mississippi residents’ hunting and fishing licenses could increase for the first time in a generation to help pay for more state game wardens.
The Senate on Wednesday passed House Bill 1151. The proposal returns to the House for more work.
It says the cost of a combination fishing and small-game hunting license, which excludes hunting turkey and deer, would increase from $8 to $10.
A fishing and hunting license, which allows hunting of turkey and deer, would increase from $17 to $25.
The cost of a sportsmen’s license, for fishing and for hunting that includes primitive weapons and bow and arrow, would increase from $32 to $45.
Senate Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Chairman Philip Moran, a Republican from Kiln, says the costs last increased in 1993.
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