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Fees considered for Dawson Forest
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Staff with the state Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division fielded comments last week from those who may be affected by a proposed fee change for some of the agency's management areas.

The change could mean that for the first time, some visitors to Dawson Forest would have to pay admission to use the 10,000-acre recreational site.

Hunters and fisherman currently pay $19 a year to use certain areas managed by the DNR. Those who don't hunt or fish, however, have been able to use the property for free.

Regina Phillips and other Dawson County residents currently use Dawson Forest for horseback riding.
She said she wouldn't be thrilled about having to pay to use the recreational area's trails, but would have no option.

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