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December 21, 2010

MADISON - Many state offices, including all Department of Natural Resources offices, will be closed Friday, Dec. 24, the day before Christmas and Friday, Dec. 31 the day before New Years for state holidays. Additionally DNR offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 27, for an unpaid furlough day for state employees as part of state government cost cutting measures.

Key DNR services will be maintained. State conservation wardens will be on duty. State parks, forests and trails will be open and staffed as necessary.

DNR Call Center to be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1

Questions on rules, regulations, or other DNR program, can be directed to the toll free DNR call center 1-888-WDNRInfo [1-888-936-7463,] available seven days a week. The center will be open until 10 p.m. on Dec. 23 and then is closed until it reopens at 7 a.m. on Dec. 26. The call center closes at 10 p.m. on Dec. 30 and will reopen at 7a.m. on Jan. 2.

Live on-line chats are available on the DNR Web site 7 a.m. until 9:45 p.m. when the call center is open.

DNR partners with more than 1,400 retail stores offering convenient service and hours for purchasing hunting and fishing licenses. A list of license agents is available on the DNR Web site.

Customers can visit the online licensing center through the DNR website or call 1-877-945-4236 24/7 to buy a license. Phone callers can, for example, order a fishing license, get a confirmation number, and head out fishing right away.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Brookbank - (608) 267-7799

Last Revised: Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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