Fans of outdoor activities like hunting and fishing will now see some licensing changes. Legislation calling for a new license structure for hunting, fishing, and ORV use went into effect on March 1st. The changes will simplify some aspects of licensing. All fishing licenses will now cover all species, and the distinction between archery and rifle deer licenses will be removed. ORV riders will now have to purchase an ORV trail permit in addition to a license. Hunters will also need a base license, allowing them to hunt small game, in addition to specific species licenses. The Department of Natural Resources said the increased revenue will be used for several improvements to the outdoor experience.