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.