2008 License Fee increase Approved

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2008 License Fee increase Approved

Postby Kiskadinna » Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:48 am

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider increases in some hunting and fishing permit fees at a May 24 meeting in Brady. The permits under consideration have not been raised since 2002. If approved, the increases will become effective Jan.1, 2008.

Funding for the Commission is 85 percent by licenses, permits and use fees such as camping, cabin rentals and horseback riding. The remaining 15 percent is appropriated by the Legislature from the general fund.

The permit fees and increases under consideration are:

Permit 2007 Cost 2008 Proposed Cost

Resident Hunt $12.00 $14.00

Nonresident Hunt $68.00 $81.00

Nonresident Youth Hunt $12.00 $14.00

Fishing Permit

*Includes cost of Aquatic Habitat Stamp which must be purchased at the same time

*Resident Fish $21.00 $26.00

*Nonresident Fish $51.00 $58.00

Resident 1-Day Fish $7.00 $7.50

Nonresident 1-Day Fish $9.00 $9.50

*Resident 3-Day Fish $16.00 $20.00

*Nonresident 3-Day Fish $20.00 $25.00

Paddlefish Application Fees

Resident Paddlefish Archery $5.00 $6.50

Nonresident Paddlefish Archery $6.50

Resident Paddlefish Snagging $5.00 $6.50

Nonresident Paddlefish Snagging $5.00 $6.50

Combination Hunting & Fishing Permits

Resident Fish/Hunt $31.00 $37.50

Aquatic Habitat Stamp Incorporated in $7.50

Habitat Stamp $13.00 $16.00

Resident Spring Turkey Firearm $21.00 $24.00

Resident Spring Turkey Archery $21.00 $24.00

Elk Applications $8.50

Resident Fall Turkey Firearm $21.00 $24.00

Resident Fall Turkey Archery $21.00 $24.00 Spring Turkey - Limited Landowner $11.00 $12.50

Fall Turkey – Limited Landowner $11.00 $12.50

Lifetime Habitat Stamp $260.00 $320.00

Miscellaneous Permits

Hunting Coyotes from Aircraft $7.00 $8.50

Raptor Permits

Resident Age 14-17 years $14.00 $17.00

Resident Age 18 years and older $40.00 $46.00

Resident Captive Propagation $200.00 $230.00

Recall Pens $13.00 $15.00

Captive Wildlife Permit $25.00 $30.00

Captive Wildlife Auction $50.00 $65.00

Controlled Shooting Area License $130.00 $149.50

Nonresident Controlled Shooting License $11.00 $13.00

Taxidermist Permit $7.00 $8.50

Bait Vendor

Resident Bait Vendor $32.00 $37.00

Nonresident Bait Vendor $200.00 $230.00

Commercial Seining Vendor Permit

Resident (500 foot seine, tramel, 10 hoop) $85.00 $98.00

Resident (additional seine) $25.00 $29.00

Resident (additional hoop) $3.00 $3.50

Nonresident (500 foot seine, tramel, 10 hoop) $170.00 $195.50

Nonresident (additional seine) $50.00 $60.00

Nonresident (additional hoop) $6.00 $7.00

Nonresident Fish Dealer Permit $65.00 $75.00

Aquaculturist Permit $65.00 $75.00

Commercial Put and Take Fishery License $65.00 $75.00

Boat Registration (3-Year Fee)

Class I $20.00 $23.00

Class II $40.00 $46.00

Class III $60.00 $67.50

Class IV $100.00 $115.00

Boat Dealer Registration $40.00 $46.00

County Issuance Fee on each $3.00 $4.00 * All fees include $1.00 agent fee
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Postby marshmanjr » Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:13 pm

That sucks
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Postby Benelli Slinger » Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:34 am

seems like this happens every year..............
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Re: Commission to Consider Some Hunting and Fishing

Postby Kiskadinna » Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:14 pm

Kiskadinna wrote:Hunting Coyotes from Aircraft $7.00 $8.50



I don't know what there is to complain about, I'd pay 8.50 to shoot coyotes from an airplane!
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In my mind, it's the price you pay to play, and I guess all I ask is accountability on the part of the NGPC for how our money is allocated.
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UPDATE 5/24/07

Postby Kiskadinna » Fri May 25, 2007 3:39 pm

Well, the fee increases went through - looking over the list from above and the press release from NGPC, it appears to be without exception.

Some other actions taken at the 5/24 Meeting, the Commissioners:

– set July 27 as the date for a public hearing to amend regulations for the 2007 fall turkey season;

– set July 27 as the date for a public hearing to amend wildlife regulations pertaining to coots, ducks, geese, crow and falconry;

– set July 27 as the date for a public hearing to amend wildlife regulations pertaining to the drawing for special hunt access at Gifford Point Wildlife Management Area;

– voted to grant an easement to the United States Army Corps of Engineers at Randall W. Schilling Wildlife Management Area for the purpose of construction, operation and maintenance of a flow-through chute;

– approved adopting a resolution pertaining to water surface applications in the Niobrara River Basin directing staff to file a letter with the resolution requesting the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources to hold public hearings on pending surface water applications in the Niobrara River Basin, and deny such applications until public interest applications for Niobrara instream flow needs are identified and filed with the NDNR;

– approved a recommendation to enter into a third-party agreement with the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District for development of a new 154 surface acre public reservoir and motorboat access facility near Leigh;

– approved the recommendations of the 2007 Range Grant Committee for projects to be funded by the Shooting Range Grant Assistance Program. The approved proposals and the amounts of the grants were: Kearney Area Community Foundation, $10,000 to continue development of a new shooting range in the Kearney area; Antelope County Gun Club in Neigh, $13,652 to replace a trap thrower, trap house and storage buildings; Central City Sportsmen’s Club, $6,880 to develop a two house skeet range; Spencer NE Gun Club, $9,759.43 to provide enhancements to trap and rifle range, including a new trap thrower and trap house modifications; Beatrice Gun Club, $17,000 to provide for the purchase and installation of two skeet throwers, one trap thrower and two wireless voice release systems; Nebraska Trap Shooter’s Association in Doniphan, $2,600 to reseed the trap range after lead mining; Lincoln Trap and Skeet Range,14 Lincoln throwers that were returned to the Range Grant Program when a pervious partner was unable to fulfill their contract.
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Postby Ducxprt » Sat May 26, 2007 8:03 am

I was just reading that the other day in the Herald and I dont think it is as bad as what many people were thinking it was going to be. Think of it this way ( its a small price to pay for something that you love to do. )
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Postby Kiskadinna » Sat May 26, 2007 10:17 am

I think I agree with you - having moved here from MN, I do pay a little bit more overall than what I used to for licenses, and granted NGPC isn't perfect - but then again what conservation agency is?
I have a friend who works at NGPC in accounting and she explained to me a little bit of what goes on there in terms of how the agency is forced to make due.
Like you say, its a small price to pay for something you love to do - and theres tons worse I could spend my money on. If it helps NGPC do their jobs, then I'm for it. The COs seem to be keeping themselve busy enough.

On a slightly related note about NGPC doing their jobs, I came across about 6-8 deer carcasses misssing heads this February - turned it into a Lincoln CO and he was out that afternoon to look. I've no doubt these guys work hard. Check out a few pics I snapped (apologies since they are a little graphic)

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Postby Ducxprt » Sat May 26, 2007 2:27 pm

wow the one on the bridge is strange. And yes our NGPC officers are some hard working folks,, I know a few of the warddens pretty good in the ereas I hunt and they are first class people, as long as you are not being stuppid, if you know what I mean.

If people dont like the rissing prices of permits, for hunting and fishing, then go out and get a lifetimer permit, I have had mine for 9 years now and its already paid for itself. The best thing is if I move away I can still hunt and fish here.
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Postby Kiskadinna » Sat May 26, 2007 4:13 pm

Those lifetime permits do seem the way to go. A steep bit of cash to layout at once, but when you consider you will not have the annnual cost it's a bargain.

The deer were being dumped off the bridge - it was like walking up on a horror flick. That one didn't make it all the way down i guess. Made me sick - I've gotten permits for road kill deer before so i hate to see the meat go to waste.
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Postby Ducxprt » Sun May 27, 2007 8:37 am

With the lifetime permits the way to go is to get them while you are young enough to make them pay off. My daughter is 9 years old and I bought hers for her when she was 7, my son is 6 and I plan on buying his this year for his Christmas gift, he is realy getting into the fishing thing, and slowly the hunting, I suppose it will come in time.

As for the idiots dumping the deer over the bridge, and anywere else for tha matter, I would like to catch them in the act and toss ther sorry a** over the bridge myself. No need for any of that crap. If the deer were taken legally (witch I highly dought) there is better use for the remainder of the carcas that you dont use. I take all my carcasses and bait coyotes with them, we have a major problem with the damn things in my erea were I deere hunt.
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Postby gotduck68415 » Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:18 pm

Lifetime permits are the way to go. My dad got me one for a graduation present. back in 1994 a lifetime hunt/fish permit was $448. Think I have saved about that much since then.
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