- Due to the increased cost in processing fees (From $65.00 to $75.00), the hunter fee will increase from $10.00 to $20.00 as of the 2018 / 2019 season for deer weighing 50 lbs or more (dressed weight), and will increase from $30.00 to $40.00 for deer weighing less than 50 lbs.
- During the early season (from Sept. 14 til Sept. 27), the hunter's fee will be waived, except for small deer (dressed weight under 50 lbs), where the hunter's fee will remain at $40.00.
- The hunter's fee will also be waived from the day following the six-day firearm season until the end of Winter bow season (from Dec. 15, 2019 - Feb. 15, 2020), except for small deer (dressed weight under 50 lbs.), where the hunter's fee will remain at $40.00.
Venison has become a very valuable item at the food banks. Donations will still be accepted if hunters wish to help with the cost of processing, but will not be mandatory.