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Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill Thursday that raises the cost for bow and crossbow deer hunting licenses for out-of-state residents.

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The Republican-authored measure raises the cost of the licenses by an additional $35 to $200. The state Department of Natural Resources estimates the increase will generate an additional $543,200 annually for the state’s fish and wildlife account.

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024, in Superior, Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The DNR has projected that dwindling license sale revenue will leave the account with a nearly $16 million deficit heading into the next state budget.

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The Senate and Assembly both passed the bill unanimously earlier this month.



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