Increased fees start with the new year
Hunters and fishermen in North Carolina will pay a fee increase in 2020 to get in the woods or on the lakes and rivers.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced an increase to license fees a few months ago. They will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
Most license fees will increase by a few dollars, whether they’re short-term, annual, or lifetime licenses.
Here is a list of some of the new license fees (with 2019 fees in parentheses).
- Short-term inland fishing: $9 ($7);
- Short-term coastal recreational fishing: $7 ($5);
- Annual inland fishing: $25 ($20);
- Annual coastal recreational fishing: $18 ($15);
- Annual inland/coastal fishing: $43 ($40);
- Annual instate hunting: $25 ($20);
- Annual comprehensive hunting $39 ($36);
- Annual hunting preserve: $22 ($20);
- Annual hunting/inland fishing combination: $35 ($25);
- Annual sportsman license: $53 ($50);
- Annual unifed sportsman: $69 ($65).
Separate trout licenses will no longer be available, as trout-fishing privileges are now included in the inland fishing license.
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