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The Impact

A lot of field work important to hunters, anglers and decision makers isn't getting done because costs have risen, license prices have stayed the same for the past 11 years and – despite numerous cost-saving measures – the DNR Fish and Wildlife Division has had to reduce work that affects the quality and quantity of hunting and fishing. Lack of a fee increase also will affect the number and location of conservation officers.


How This Affects Your Local Area

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Fisheries Work Areas Map | Wildlife Work Areas Map | Conservation Officers


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Fisheries Work Areas

Nearly 1.5 million anglers depend on area fisheries staff to help manage fish populations, improve aquatic habitat and monitor 5,400 fishing lakes as well as 16,000 miles of fishable rivers and streams.


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Wildlife Work Areas

Nearly 600,000 hunters depend on area wildlife staff to help manage game populations, maintain and improve habitat and oversee more than 1,400 Wildlife Management Areas.


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Conservation Officers

A network of conservation officers protects the state's fish, wildlife and other natural resources, but we are facing many new challenges in accomplishing it: fish and wildlife diseases, invasive species, threats to the quality of our air, land and water, societal changes and new technologies. Conservation officers also provide education and safety training so those who use our lakes and lands do so safely and legally. Additionally, conservation officers are committed to overall public safety, whether at an access point or within the communities they live and serve.


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