BY SHAIN GILLET
Clipper Sports Editor
WOODS CROSS – The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources wants to make a few changes to the fishing licenses for the 2014 year.
It also wants feedback about the changes, and is hoping people will attend public meetings set to take place throughout Utah in the next couple of weeks.
One of the changes being mentioned is the change in fishing license fees. Currently, youth anglers 14 years old and older have to pay the same amount as an adult, $26.
The division is proposing to change the price for youth anglers to $16. The passes would apply for all anglers ages 14-17 and would be good for an entire year.
The division is also proposing an increase in the fishing license fees for adults ages 18-65. The $26 fee would increase to $34, and a combination pass would increase from $30-$38.
Combo licenses for youth, if approved, will be available for $20.
The division is also proposing that anglers not be required to buy a separate two-pole permit if they want to fish with two fishing poles.
If approved, the license fee increase would be the first since 2003.
The division is also recommending several changes for Utah’s upcoming waterfowl hunt.
Changes include holding the state’s Youth Hunting Day on Sept. 28, one week before the general hunt begins, splitting Utah’s two Canada goose hunting zones into three zones, not allowing hunters to take more than two wood ducks a day and changing motorboat access at the public shooting grounds and Clear Lake waterfowl management areas.
The division’s next Northern Regional Advisory Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at the Brigham City Community Center, located at 24 N. 300 West in Brigham City.
Email comments to the RAC, and email addresses for RAC members are available at wildlife.utah.gov/rac-members.html.
The proposed changes can also be viewed online at wildlife.utah.gov/public_meetings/info/2013-07_rac_packet.pdf.