Hunters Reminded of Discounted License Rates, Deer Certificate Completion
For the City-Times
In its third year, the first-time buyer license continues to provide an opportunity to explore Wisconsin’s outdoors at an affordable price.
Successful first-time deer hunters are also reminded to fill out a first deer certificate to commemorate their hunt. A printable certificate will be sent to the email address provided.
“All it takes is one opportunity to get outdoors with a friend or family member to find new ways to experience all Wisconsin has to offer,” said DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp. “With our first time buyer program and first deer certificate, you can enjoy a reduced price license and show everyone your first deer!”
Certain resident hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses are available for as little as $5 for those who have never purchased that same type of license or have not purchased a Wisconsin license authorizing that activity in any of the prior ten years. Certain nonresident licenses are also discounted for first-time buyers.
Hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased through the Online Licensing Center on the DNR website, at license sales locations, or by calling toll-free 1-877-WILICENSE (1-877-945-4236).
DNR Customer Service staff is available to assist the public online and via phone 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 [email protected]. An online chat link is also available.
For more information regarding the first-time license buyer program and first deer certificate, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords “first time buyer” and “first deer certificate.”