Colorado Fishing Fee Almost Doubles for Out-of-State Anglers
Credit: Vincent Del Giudice, Bloomberg.com
The cost of an annual fishing license in vacation destination Colorado is almost doubling this year for out-of-state anglers, rising to $96.75 from $56 last year, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
The fees are aimed, in part, at “habitat improvements that better support our birds, fish and other small game," Travis Duncan, a spokesman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said in an email.
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by: nparker on 4/11/2019 12:22:00 PM Why is this big news for Bloomberg of all places? Wyoming has been $104 for several years. Colorado should have raised the out of state licenses years ago. I hope they put the money to good use.
by: gotfish? on 4/12/2019 9:32:00 AM I'm okay with the increase in fees but I'm just not sure if it will negatively affect the tourism dollars that are generated when visitors come here to hunt and fish. If it's too high, maybe these visitors might go somewhere else. I just hope the price increase keeps the CO tourism industry healthy and provides wildlife managers with the necessary dollars to improve and increase outdoor activities in Colorado.
by: RogBow on 4/12/2019 7:16:00 PM Maybe work something out and buy a minimum pool of water for Bonny Reservoir.
by: Brandobagsem on 4/13/2019 4:28:00 AM I look at it this way. The increase in the cost of a resident or nonresident fishing license is going to deter new anglers and tourists. Only the die hards will be paying to fish. I am all for conservation. Promoting fishing and hunting to new outdoorsmen would be far more beneficial.