Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Fees to Hunt, Fish Stay Steady.(Final)

Byline: Loie Fecteau Journal Staff Writer

Gov. Stamps Out Talk of Increase

SANTA FE -- Forget about boosting fees for hunting and fishing licenses.

That was the word Friday from Gov. Bill Richardson after the state Game and Fish Department said this week it would seek his blessing to pursue fee increases.

"The governor's response is there will be no increase in fees for hunting and fishing licenses in New Mexico," Richardson said at a news conference at the Capitol. "My friends in the Game and Fish Department can forget about this fee (increase) and hunters and fishermen continue with the status quo ... The public will not be burdened by this fee that somebody out there has been stirring the pot on. …

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