LD 116 LR 98(02)
An Act To Allow the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Authorize the Hunting of Antlerless Deer without a Permit in Certain Areas
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 $811,044 $811,044 $811,044
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 $811,044 $811,044 $811,044
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Under current law, antlerless deer are harvested by issuing free any-deer permits, which allow hunters to take either an antlered or antlerless deer in designated wildlife mamangement districts. This bill ends the use of the free any-deer permit and creates a $12 antlerless deer permit. Revenue from the permits will be credited to the Deer Management Fund (DMF) in the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to be used to acquire and manage deer wintering habitat. Using an estimate of 67,587 permits, the new $12 fee will generate $811,044 annually beginning in fiscal year 2022-23. The bill includes a corresponding allocation to allow expenditure of the additional revenue.