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Summer flooding could increase hunting and license fees

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(KWWL)-- Iowa's summer flooding is affecting hunting revenues for the state.

Iowa wildlife officials want to increase hunting and license fees by 34 percent to offset revenues lost because of this summer's flooding.

The Des Moines Register reports fishing license sales were down $1 million, another $1 million in cropland lease revenue was lost and millions of dollars in damage was reported to roads, dams, fish-hatcheries and other facilities.

Lawmakers would have to approve the increase, which would likely take effect July 1.

 

 

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