From this story in the Detroit Free Press:
Gov. Rick Snyder's 2013-14 budget proposes double-digit hikes to Michigan's hunting and fishing license fees as part of a plan to hire more conservation officers and improve the state's habitat for fish and game. If approved by the Legislature, the license fee increases would be the first since 1997, according to Department of Natural Resources officials. Keith Creagh, the DNR director, said the state's natural resources, including parks, and lakes and trails, are so important to Michigan's tourism industry that he sees the investments proposed in today's budget as key to the state's long-term recovery from the recent decade-long recession. "Michigan doesn't need to take a back seat to anybody on world-class resources," Creagh said Wednesday.