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Families and Young People Will Benefit from License Changes

Changes include elimination of two-pole fishing permit

Young anglers and hunters are among those who will benefit from upcoming license changes in Utah.

And, if you like to fish with two fishing poles, you'll also benefitóno matter how old you are.

Kenny Johnson, Administrative Services Section chief for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says the license changes will do two things: Provide anglers and hunters with new options and provide the DWR with the funding it needs to continue providing good fishing and hunting opportunities in Utah.

The changes are the first license fee changes in Utah since 2008.

"We took a fresh look at our licenses and found some new options for our sportsmen," Johnson says. "We also found ways to save the families of young anglers and hunters some money."

The changes go into effect July 1.

All of the changes are available at http://wildlife.utah.gov/pdf/new_2014_fees.pdf. The following are some highlights:

If you have questions, call the nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office or the DWR's Salt Lake City office at 801-538-4700.