Colorado officials seek higher hunting, fishing fees

Posted at 7:04 AM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 09:04:35-04

DENVER -- Colorado wildlife officials are holding meetings across the state seeking support from sportsmen and other groups for a plan to double the cost of in-state hunting and fishing licenses.

Without the money, officials say they may have to put gates on state lands, shut down hatcheries and limit hunting licenses.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have cut their budgets by about $40 million since 2009, including $10 million last year, and eliminated 50 jobs, according to the Denver Post.

Some sportsmen say they are willing to pay more to keep hunting and fishing rights.