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March 6, 2012

Licenses for current year expire on March 31

MADISON - 2012-13 Wisconsin hunting, fishing, trapping and other licenses for fish and wildlife activities in Wisconsin go on sale Wednesday, March 7. Annual licenses are valid from April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013. Hunting and fishing licenses for the 2011-12 license year expire on March 31, 2012.

Hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased: over the Internet through the Online Licensing Center; at any Department of Natural Resources service center; at all authorized license agents; or by calling toll-free 1-877-WI LICENSE (1-877-945-4236). People attending the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show from Wednesday, March 7, to Sunday, March 11, at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis will also be able to purchase licenses.

Department of Natural Resources 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-WDNR INFo (1-888-936-7463) or by e-mail at An online chat link is also available.

Information on renewing a Conservation Patrons License, 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.

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

Last Revised: Tuesday, March 06, 2012

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