Legislation that would have nearly doubled the price of hunting licenses faced a rare defeat in the House of Delegates Monday night. "Usually if a bill comes out of Committee and goes to the Floor it's unlikely that it will pass. It was pretty exciting because it doesn't happen a whole lot. We were able to defeat our first bill on the House Floor," said Patrick Hogan, Frederick County Delegate.
The bill would have increased the cost of a hunting license from $24.50 to $40 as well as imposed various other fees related to hunting stamps, with revenue generated going toward State Wildlife Management and Protection Fund.
"Democrats and Republicans fought against this bill, and in a rare occurrence we were able to defeat it."