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NEWS ARCHIVE:     Age: 588 days

Looking to try your hand at deer hunting?

Published by Central Office November 8, 2016

Contact(s): DNR Bureau of Customer and Outreach Services, 608-266-2621

Enjoy discounted prices for first-time license purchases and be sure to fill out your first hunt certificate

MADISON - In its fifth year, the first-time buyer license continues to provide an opportunity to explore Wisconsin's outdoors and experience its hunting traditions at a reduced price.

Wisconsin residents who have never purchased a deer hunting license or have not purchased a Wisconsin resident deer hunting license in any of the prior 10 years can do so for as little as $5. Other certain first-time resident hunting and fishing licenses are also available at a discount with the same eligibility requirements. Certain non-resident licenses are also discounted for first-time buyers.

Successful first-time deer hunters are also reminded to fill out a first hunt certificate to commemorate time in the outdoors.

Hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased and printed online at or purchased at over 1,100 license agents statewide who will provide a printout of the license and tags. A listing of agents arranged by county can be found at, keywords "sales locations."

As a reminder, all hunters must:

DNR Customer Service Representatives are available to assist the public from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Customers may reach customer service at 1-888-WDNR INFo (1-888-936-7463) or by e-mail at For more information regarding the first-time license buyer program and first deer certificate, search keywords "first time buyer" and "first certificates."

Last Revised: Tuesday, November 08, 2016

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