For big game hunters, another bill, Assembly Bill 521 was passed by the Appropriations Committee. This bill would lower the cost of a resident elk tag.
Sponsored by Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Oakley, it would lower the cost of a California resident elk tag from $450 to $100 and also add an allocation for youth tags to go to $20. Previously, youth hunters had to pay the full adult price for a tag. California’s elk tags are much higher than all of the western states.