Governor Deal signs law to raise fees for hunting license

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Hunting and fishing will soon be more expensive. For the first time in 25 years, the licenses to hunt and fish will go up. The last time prices for hunting and fishing licenses were raised was 1992.

The new prices will go into effect on July 1st.

This is a win for the Department of Natural Resources though, because the extra revenue will allow them to hire more rangers to manage public sites.
For Georgia residents a basic hunting and fishing license will go from 17 to 30 dollars .
An annual fishing license will now cost you 15 dollars instead of 9.  An annual turkey hunting license will jump from 9 to 20 dollars.
The bill also includes a new 70 dollar lifetime license fee for senior citizens who currently get it free.
Right now Georgia has the lowest prices for hunting and fishing licenses in the south east.
But with the new fees Georgia will be on par with surrounding states.