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Sale of Extra Wisconsin Tags Goes Well

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Matt Frank said recently that the sale of excess 2009 turkey permits, which began March 23, was successful.After technical complications played havoc on the 2008 sale, the DNR
immediately began working with vendors to overhaul the permit-sale system.

“DNR staff worked hard to create a system that would provide efficient and
effective service to the public,” Frank said. “The improvements made to the
sale were successful and very popular.”

Excess turkey permits went on sale by zone beginning March 23
through the internet, via telephone and over the counter. More than 47,200 excess permits have been issued since the start of the sale, 32 percent of which occurred on the internet. Another 61 percent of the sales were conducted through DNR’s retail partners across the state.

“I would like to thank the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, the National Wild Turkey Federation, hunters and others for their input on improving the system for excess turkey permit sales and avoiding the problems from 2008,” Frank said. “Our highest priority is providing top-quality public service, allowing people to spend less time in line and more time enjoying the outdoors.”

Remaining permits can be purchased until they are sold out or the season
ends. Visit the DNR web site at www.dnr.wi.gov to view up-to-date spring turkey permit availability.

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