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Higher Costs, Fewer Hunters - Massachusetts Proposes Price Increases For Hunting Licenses

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#1 Wendell

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 12:32 AM

The pitch would bump both hunting and fishing licenses for a Massachusetts resident from $22.50 to $40.00, according the proposal. Stamps for primitive firearms and waterfowl would also increase from $5.10 to $20, and hunting permits for antlerless deer, bear and turkey would rise from $5 to $20. Hunting and fishing license fees for non-residents, as well as other costs associated with permissions for trapping and furbuying, would also go up. Officials say the increase would compensate for dwindling revenue. Since 1996, hunting license sales have fallen 50% and sporting license sales have dropped 20%, State House News Service reports, per WHDH.

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#2 Moose Magoo

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 11:00 AM

Similar story in Nova Scotia.  Deer sales reached peaks of 95,000-97,000 in the mid ‘80’s to the early ‘90’s.  The last five years sales averaged around 45,000 so a 50% sales reduction.  Not sure if they include Senior’s tags which seniors don’t pay for. Either way expect further declines as our population ages and less and less youth take up the sport.  
 

No wonder most of the moose hunters on the ferry to NL each year are either white haired or bald older dudes.  


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......... and Trudeau says "the budget will balance itself" 


#3 3macs1

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 11:58 AM

Similar story in Nova Scotia.  Deer sales reached peaks of 95,000-97,000 in the mid ‘80’s to the early ‘90’s.  The last five years sales averaged around 45,000 so a 50% sales reduction.  Not sure if they include Senior’s tags which seniors don’t pay for. Either way expect further declines as our population ages and less and less youth take up the sport.  
 

No wonder most of the moose hunters on the ferry to NL each year are either white haired or bald older dudes.  

Cause they are the OLD rich folks sad.png  around heretongue.png


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#4 Moose Magoo

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 01:05 PM

Cause they are the OLD rich folks sad.png  around heretongue.png

 

Ha maybe some but not this cat. It’s all about priorities.  ....... not rich at all and I’m (older) not old. smile.png


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......... and Trudeau says "the budget will balance itself" 


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Posted 08 March 2021 - 01:39 PM

Ha maybe some but not this cat. It’s all about priorities.  ....... not rich at all and I’m (older) not old. smile.png

Ya OK biggrin.png biggrin.png


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