West Virginia Seeks One-Time Senior Hunting-And-Fishing License

Right now, any West Virginian over the age of 65 does not need a license to hunt or fish, but that could change, as the state DNR seeks additional revenue.

_Old-timers planning to reel in a hefty bass or take down a massive buck in West Virginia a year from now might be paying $15 for the privilege. . . .
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_"This generates some additional income which we can leverage in federal funding," said Sen. Ed Bowman, D-Hancock, the prime sponsor of SB399 . . . .
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"Any hunter and fisherman, which I am and have been all my life, would be glad to put that kind of dollars in to capture additional federal dollars to help us out in the long run," Bowman said.