Prices going up on specialty license plates

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Officials say the Georgia support wildlife car tags are actually hurting their conservation cause.

The Wildlife Federation says when the tag program was started, the tags cost $25 and $22 went to the conservation program.

But in these tough economic times, state legislators added a $35 annual fee and only $10 goes to the conservation program.

"A concern there too is with the increased cost, fewer people probably will go purchase those speciality tags; Those wildlife tags, because it's a dramatic increase in it this year," said Tommy Gregors of the Georgia Wildlife Federation.

The Georgia Wildlife Federation says they've found that the three year cost for the Georgia specialty tag is higher than any other state except California and the percentage of the proceeds supporting the agency is less than any other state.

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