Arizona Game & Fish
License Fee Increases
Arizona hunters and anglers can expect to see the cost of hunting and fishing licenses increase starting Jan. 1, 2001, but fees for most big game tags will increase starting this year.

Following a six-month public rule making process, the Game and Fish Commission Jan. 21 approved a license, tag, stamp and permit fee increase package for the first time in 10 years for most categories, and much longer for others.

The Class G General Hunting license will increase from $18 to $25.50 for residents and from $85.50 to $113.50 for nonresidents. The Class F Combination Hunting and Fishing License will increase from $34 for resident adults to $44, with nonresidents increasing from $100 to $177.50. Both resident and nonresident youth up to and including their 20th year will still get a good cost break on a combination hunting and fishing license when the new license fee schedule goes into effect next year; the increase was from $18 to $25.50.

While the license fee increases start next year, the hunt-permit tag fee increases go into effect this year (except for the 2000 spring javelina seasons either underway, or about to commence). The following is a breakdown of new tag fee increases this year.

Tag Resident Nonresident
Antelope $50.50 $299.50
Bear $13 $183
Bighorn Sheep $179.50 $915
Deer $17.70 $108.50
Elk $71.50 $366
Javelina $11 $63
Mountain Lion $13 $183
Turkey $10 $50.50

The State Waterfowl Stamp that validates resident or nonresident Class F, G or H licenses for ducks, geese, and swans will increase from $5.50 to $7.50. The new Migratory Bird Stamp will cost $3.

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