I don't know if it has anything to do with anything, but if the number of hunters is declining, it stands to reason that the amount of revenue gained from license sales would decrease as well. So it follow that fees would increase to insure continued funding for wildlife management.
Not that I agree with the prices. I'd love to keep tags cheap. But I'll also recognize how much more expensive guns, ammo, trucks, and even stamps are nowadays compared to what they used to be. If you look over a 20 year period, I doubt that license fees have increased at the same pace as other items.
If we could just put Intel in charge of licensing -- limits would double every 18 months and cost per tag would be cut in half at the same rate.
[ This Message was edited by: expatriate on 2003-10-31 22:25 ]