HUNTING AND FISHING FEES IN SELECTED JURISDICTIONS
HUNTING AND FISHING FEES IN SELECTED JURISDICTIONS
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OLR Research Report  


December 29, 2009

2009-R-0470

HUNTING AND FISHING FEES IN SELECTED JURISDICTIONS

By: Meghan Reilly, Legislative Analyst

You asked for a table of comparable hunting and fishing fees in all states from Maine to Ohio to Maryland to West Virginia.

SUMMARY

Hunting and fishing fees vary considerably by state. Fishing licenses range from $20 to $80 for non-residents and from $8.50 to $40 for residents in Delaware and Connecticut, respectively. Resident hunting licenses range from $18 in West Virginia and Rhode Island to $28 in Connecticut. Non-resident hunting licenses range from $45 in Rhode Island to $135.50 in New Jersey. Certain jurisdictions, like New York, sell the majority of their fees in sportsmen packages and therefore are not comparable to the other licenses. Table 1 shows selected comparable fees in the different jurisdictions.

Table 1: Selected Comparable Fees in the Different Jurisdictions

License

Connecticut

Delaware

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

Resident

Non-Resident

Resident

Non-Resident

Resident

Non-Resident

Resident

Non-Resident

Resident

Non-Resident

Resident

Non-Resident

Fishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fishing License

$40.00

$80.00

$8.50

$20.00

$25.00

$64.00

$20.50

$30.50 (or reciprocal, whichever is greater)

$27.50

$37.50

$35.00

$53.00

One-Day License

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

$11.00

$11.00

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

$10.00

$15.00

Three-Day License

n/a

$32.00

n/a

n/a

n/a

$27.00

n/a

n/a

$12.50

$23.50

N/A

$28.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antlerless Deer Permit

n/a

n/a

$10.00

$10.00

$12.00

$12.00

n/a

n/a

$5.00

$5.00

$13.00

$13.00

Spring Wild Turkey Permit

$20.00

$20.00

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

$16.00

$31.00

Fall Wild Turkey Permit

$28.00

$28.00

n/a

n/a

$20.00

$47.00

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Adult Hunting 

$28.00

$134.00

$25.00

$130.00

$21.00

$102.00

$24.50

$130.00

$27.50

$99.50

$22.00

$103.00

Trapping

$50.00

$250.00

$3.50

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

$25.50

$35.50

$200.00

n/a

n/a

Archery

$60.00

$200.00

n/a

n/a

$21.00

$62.00

$6.00

$25.00

$5.10

$5.10

$22.00

$73.00

Muzzleloader

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

$13.00

$62.00

$6.00

$25.00

n/a

n/a

$16.00

$41.00

Migratory Game Bird

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

$7.50

$7.50

$9.00

$9.00

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Waterfowl

n/a

n/a

$9.00

$9.00

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

Pheasant & Quail

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

$17.00

$17.00

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

$26.00

$26.00

Table 1: Continued

License

New Jersey

New York* many permits are grouped, not individual

Ohio

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Vermont

West Virginia

Resident

Non-Resident

Resident

Non-Resident

Resident

Non-Resident

Resident

Non-Resident

Resident

Non-Resident

Resident

Non-Resident

Resident

Non-Resident

Fishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fishing License

$22.50

$34.00

$29.00

$70.00

$19.00

$40.00

$22.70

$52.70

$18.00

$35.00

$20.00

$41.00

$18.00

$35.00

One-Day License

n/a

n/a

$5.00

$15.00

$11.00

n/a

$11.70

$26.70

n/a

n/a

n/a

$15.00

n/a

$3.00

Three-Day License

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

$19.00

n/a

$26.70

n/a

$16.00

$10.00

$20.00

n/a

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antlerless Deer Permit

$28.00

$28.00

$10.00

$10.00

$15.00

$15.00

$6.00

$26.00

$12.50

$25.50

 

 

$10.00

$25.00

Spring Wild Turkey Permit

$21.00

$21.00

$10.00

$50.00

$24.00

$24.00

$21.00

$41.00

$7.50

$20.00

$17.00

$25.00

n/a

$30.00

Fall Wild Turkey Permit

$21.00

$21.00

$10.00

$50.00

$24.00

$24.00

$21.00

$41.00

$7.50

$20.00

$17.00

$25.00

n/a

$30.00

Adult Hunting 

$27.50

$135.50

n/a

n/a

$19.00

$125.00

$20.00

$101.00

$18.00

$45.00

$20.00

$90.00

$18.00

$110.00

Trapping

$32.30

$200.50

$21.00

$310.00

$15.00

$15.00

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

$20.00

n/a

n/a

n/a

Archery

$31.50

$135.50

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

$16.00

$26.00

n/a

n/a

n/a

$60.00

n/a

n/a

Muzzleloader

n/a

n/a

$21.00

$140.00

n/a

n/a

$11.00

$21.00

n/a

n/a

$17.00

$25.00

n/a

$30.00

Migratory Game Bird

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

$15.00

$15.00

$3.00

$6.00

n/a

n/a

 

 

n/a

n/a

Waterfowl

$5.00

$10.00

$15.00

$15.00

$15.00

$15.00

n/a

n/a

$7.50

$7.50

$7.50

$7.50

n/a

n/a

Pheasant & Quail

$40.00

$40.00

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

$15.50

$15.50

 

 

n/a

n/a

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