Letter Support Fee Increases from Ohio Wildlife Council [PDF] April 22, 2017

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Letter Support Fee Increases from Ohio Wildlife Council [PDF] April 22, 2017 Ohio Valley Outdoors
... the Ohio Department of Natural Resources / Ohio Division of Wildlife is funded by user fees that have not been adjusted since 2003, the longest stretch in the agency’s history ... nonresident deer hunters that visit Ohio pay far less to enjoy Ohio trophy bucks than any other high quality deer hunting state in the country...

... The wildlife agency's main source of its $67.9 million budget is the sale of licenses and permits... both Ohio and non-resident hunters pay a meager $24 for a deer permit... resident hunting license sales dropped from 573,099 in 1978 to 256,149 in 2011...

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