The chairman of the Senate Natural Resources Committee wants to raisehunting and fishing fees for out-of-staters. The fee hike would, forexample, raise the deer hunting fee from 150 to 190 dollars. The extramoney would help finance programs to clean-up Iowa waterways.Senator Merlin Bartz, a republican from Grafton, says his overall statespending plan on environmental initiatives would draw 69-million additionaldollars from the federal government. He calls the program “the inniative on improving our watershed attributes” or “Eye on Iowa”.Other republicans, however, are reluctant to raise any fees, and they’ve rejected a Department of Natural Resources proposal to raise ALL hunting andfishing fees, not just those of out-of-staters.
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