We all know we have to pay to play in the outdoors. Long lost are the days of pure subsistence hunting. The barrier to hunting for some lies right in the wallet. Kansas state Senator Dan Kerschen understands that. A bill proposed to the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, that Kerschen is chairman seeks to increase fees on hunters and anglers. Kerschen has stated the committee won’t listen to the bill. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism is looking for the legislation to allow them to raise fees on licenses and camping permits, some prices could double or triple. Kerschen wants to discuss access and sees the fee increase as a downfall to promoting hunting within Kansas. KDWPT stated any changes in fees would come after public comments and would stem from changing economic and wildlife needs.
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