- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Lawmakers are considering proposed fee increases for hunting and fishing licenses in Alaska.

The House Resources Committee plans to take public testimony on a bill proposing the fee increases Wednesday evening.

Rep. Dave Talerico introduced the bill, which would increase resident hunting, fishing, trapping and combination licenses by $5 to $7. The cost for king salmon and waterfowl stamps would also increase.

Nonresident licenses and big game tags would also be increased.

During a hearing last Friday, representatives from several sport fishing and hunting organizations supported the bill and increased fees in general, although some individuals testified in opposition.

According to information provided to the committee, the increases could bring in about $4 million to $5 million in additional revenue for the state Department of Fish and Game.

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