Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hunting and fishing licenses go on sale March 4

Licenses for current year expire on March 31

MADISON – 2009-10 Wisconsin hunting, fishing, trapping and other licenses and harvest permits for fish and wildlife activities in Wisconsin go on sale Wednesday, March 4. Annual licenses are valid from April 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010. Hunting and fishing licenses for the 2008-09 license year expire on March 31, 2009.

“We’re here to answer questions regarding licenses as folks plan their hunting and fishing trips, purchase a recreational vehicle, or pursue other activities. Just contact our call center,” said Kevin Huggins, chief of licensing and information for the Department of Natural Resources.

DNR customer service staff is available to assist the public by phone and online from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Spanish and Hmong bilingual customer service representatives are also available.

Customers may reach Customer Service at 1-888-WDNRINFo (1-888-936-7463) or by e-mail at WDNRInfo@wisconsin.gov. An online chat link is also available at dnr.wi.gov/contact.

Information on renewing Conservation Patrons Licenses, which offers many different privileges, including licenses, stamps, applications, park admission and more, was included in the February issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine, along with a bonus pamphlet showing how fish and wildlife license and permit fees are spent to bolster outdoor recreation.

Hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased: over the Internet through the DNR Web page (click on Hunting & Fishing Licenses and Permits under Online Services); by calling toll-free 1-877-WI LICENSE (1-877-945-4236); at license sales locations; or DNR service centers during their regular business hours (check service center link for hours of operation, which vary by service center; service centers are closed Saturdays).

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Customer Service and Licensing, (608) 266-2621

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