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DNR doesn't plan on hiking license fees despite budget hole

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Sportsmen in Wisconsin won't have to pay more for a deer hunting license, but motorists might have to watch more deer rot along the roadsides.

That's one way the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources plans to help cut the state's huge deficit in the next budget.

DNR Secretary Matt Frank told the Natural Resources Board Wednesday he has no plans to raise any license fees for hunting, fishing or trapping -- especially with the rough economy and so many job losses.

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