On Tuesday, Governor Jim Justice announced a tiered pricing system with reduced prices on lifetime hunting and fishing licenses for young outdoors enthusiasts.
A news releases from the governor’s office detailed reduced costs associated with lifetime permits for anglers and hunter until their fifteenth birthday.
The reduction on price equals a 60% discount for permits purchased before a child’s first birthday. The discount shrinks as the child older. Permits will have a 45% discount if bought before the child’s fifth birthday, 25% if purchased before the child turns 10 and 10% discount before the child’s fifteenth birthday.
A lifetime hunting and fishing license typically runs about $800. The new pricing system with discounts will equal:
$322 before the first birthday
$442.75 before the fifth birthday
$603.75 before the tenth birthday
$724.50 before fifteenth birthday
The discounts also apply to resident lifetime trout stamps. The price of a trout stamp typically runs around $230. The new pricing system with discounts will equal:
$92 before the first birthday
$126.50 before the fifth birthday
$172.50 before the tenth birthday
$207 befor ethe fifteenth birthday
Justice signed the programs into law last April.
To purchase the lifetime hunting or fishing permits or stamps, visit the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources online https://www.wvdnr.gov/