Some longtime enthusiasts of hunting and fishing in the Granite State are complaining about a proposed hike in licensing fees for 2016. 

WMUR-TV 9 in Manchester reports that the state held a hearing to get feedback on the higher costs from New Hampshire residents. Officials say the increase will go to keep the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department financially solvent. They also say that fees have not been raised in 12 years.

One of the main issues is that people 68 years of age or older will have to pay for a license where it has been free to them until now. NH Fish & Game currently offers lifetime hunting and fishing licenses to residents of the state.

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