You’ll pay a small premium for your fishing, hunting, and trapping licenses in Indiana in 2022.
the Indiana Department of Natural Resources announced that for the first time since 2006, there will be an increase in fishing, hunting and trapping fees for resident, commercial and non-resident licenses. Personal license fees have remained the same since 2006, and some license and business permit fees have not increased since the 1980s, according to Indiana DNR.
These increases will begin with the 2022-2023 license year (April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023) which goes on sale in January. It should be noted that the fee increases will not affect licenses for the remainder of the 2021-2022 license year (April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022), even if these licenses are purchased after January 1, 2022.
Here are some examples of license fee increases for 2022 in Indiana.
- Combined hunting and fishing licenses for residents will be increased from $ 25 to $ 32.
- Fishing Annual fishing licenses for residents will be reduced from $ 17 to $ 23.
- Annual hunting licenses for residents will be reduced from $ 17 to $ 20.
- Annual trapping licenses for residents will be reduced from $ 17 to $ 20.
Of course, we know that there are several other types of hunting, fishing and trapping stamps and permits in Indiana. These too have been affected. you can see all the fee increases in click here.
Why are hunting, fishing and trapping licenses increasing in Indiana?
While most complain about these increases, it’s important to remember that the money we pay for things like hunting, fishing and trapping licenses helps pay for wildlife protection, hiking and other improvements to recreation areas, as well as improvements to fishing and wildlife areas. such as Bluegrass, Patoka Lake, and Sugar Ridge in the Evansville area and statewide. You can Click here to learn more about the increased fees and how that money is spent in Indiana.