Senator Tiffany’s Statement on Hunting Fee Increases
"I remain supportive of the Governor and the DNR Secretary’s position to not include fee increases in the state budget..."
MADISON, Wis. – State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Minocqua) released this statement after hearing reports of a renewed effort to increase hunting fees:
“Conservation Congress Chairman Larry Bonde continues to push for a fee increase on sportsmen and sportswomen despite the Governor not including it in his budget, and the repeated comments from the DNR Secretary that the increases are not needed. During DNR Secretary-nominee Preston Cole’s confirmation meetings, he described the accounts related to the fee increases to me as ‘healthy’ and did not think the fee increases were necessary. In his confirmation public hearing, he reaffirmed that sentiment.
“Despite these facts, Mr. Bonde continues to criticize Senate Republicans for being the roadblock to the fee hikes. I remain supportive of the Governor and the DNR Secretary’s position to not include fee increases in the state budget and urge the Conservation Congress to advocate for more opportunity for sportsmen and sportswomen without raising the costs of hunting and fishing in Wisconsin.”
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