I hear the complaining already but I am just not buying it.
Minnesota is looking to raise the Fee for Fishing license. This year, a family license will cost $26. That is just a bit over 7 cents a day.
What else can you do for that kind of money.
Most likely your kids spend more than that texting all day.
You spend more than that on coffee.
You spend more than that on...well, just about everything you do. Now, granted the DNR has some issue like most Government entities, BUT...look what they have to try and control. Some 10,000 lakes that have fish and some don't. Campgrounds, Hiking trails, Parks, water quality, invasive species including plants that can make swimming dangerous or impossible in some lakes.
I took my family to the Science Museum. This is also a State Funded operation. $33 later we walked through the gate and 3 hours later we left. That was for one day. ONE DAY!!!
The public complains about the DNR and all the regulations, but I remember when It was an event when you saw a deer. When you could catch a limit of Bass. (6) (Now I catch 15-20 and more).
I think it is time for people to really look and compare activities before they condemn any part of what we have to do.
Fishing license is a great deal and if you only fish one weekend a year, there are discounted fees also. it is time to look at your other past times and really compare apples to apples.