Revenue on outdoor license way up, it was indeed crowded


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From the start of the licensing year in May through Dec. 31, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reported through it had sold nearly 45,000 more fishing licenses and 12,000 more hunting licenses than the full year before. The number of new licenseholders – defined as someone who hadn’t purchased one for the previous five years – went up by 16% for fishing licenses and almost 40% for hunters.

Those record numbers contributed to unprecedented revenues for hunting and fishing licenses with half the fiscal year still remaining.

Perhaps get some better field rules enforcement out there?
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wetline dave

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The problem is that only a portion of license fees go to WDFW and the rest to the general fund. and maybe none will go to WDFW as the legislature allocates the funding amount per annum.


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