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New fishing licenses are on sale

Don't bother trying to use a 2008-09 hunting or fishing license after March 31 -- it won't be any good.

Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources say that annual licenses are valid from April 1 - March 31, and that licenses for the 2009-10 season are now on sale.

"We're here to answer questions regarding licenses as folks plan their hunting and fishing trips, purchase a recreational vehicle, or pursue other activities. Just contact our call center," said Kevin Huggins, chief of licensing and information for the Department of Natural Resources.

DNR customer service staff is available to assist the public by phone and online from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., seven days a week. Spanish and Hmong bilingual customer service representatives are also available, according to DNR officials.

Customers may reach the DNR customer service at 888-936-7463 or by e-mail at An online chat link is also available at

Hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased over the Internet through the online licensing center; by calling toll-free 877-945-4236, at license sales locations, or DNR service centers.