Thursday, July 25, 2024

State wildlife agency increasing fees

Various permits, licenses, stamps and certifications will increase in price through the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. (Courtesy photo)

Starting July 1, people looking for permits and licenses will be paying more money to the the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

The adjustments are based on the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers changes, last increased in January 2020. This will impact hunting, fishing, trapping and activity licenses, permits, stamps and certifications.

According to a press release, it will help the agency streamline rising operational costs due to inflation and an increased demand for services.

The commission is funded in multiple ways, but the sale of licenses, vessel titles and registrations make up 25%. It’s also boosted by federal grants, general fund appropriations and other receipts. This allows the agency to continue with enforcement, education and public access concerning North Carolina wildlife.

Learn more here


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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