DNR announces nonresident archer, crossbow hunting license fee increase

For the Tomahawk Leader

WISCONSIN – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced a fee increase for nonresident archer and crossbow hunting licenses.

A release from DNR said this change is the result of Governor Tony Evers signing Senate Bill 780, now 2023 Wisconsin Act 99.

Nonresident archer and crossbow licenses fees increased $35.00, from $165.00 to $200.00 per customer.

New buyers of nonresident archer licenses fees increased $17.00, from $82.75 to $99.75 per customer.

“This change brings the cost of archer and crossbow licenses in alignment with the cost of a firearm license,” DNR stated, adding that the additional revenue generated by this change will “support wildlife habitat and management activities.”

License fees for many nonresident hunting and fishing licenses increased in July 2023 as part of the 2024-2025 state budget.

Licenses for the 2024 license year are available for purchase and are valid April 1, 2024, through March 31, 2025.

Hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased online via Go Wild (www.gowild.wi.gov/), any DNR Service Center or from an authorized sales agent location.

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