Wisconsin Gov.'s budget doesn't raise outdoor fees
Gov. Scott Walker's budget doesn't raise hunting or fishing license fees but pumps millions of dollars more into combating aquatic pollution.
The budget Walker released Wednesday would provide an additional $24 million to reduce nonpoint water pollution as well as $85,000 for measuring lake water quality.
The budget would implement a number of recommendations a Texas researcher made to the state Department of Natural Resources last summer on how to improve the agency's relationship with deer hunters, including creating mini-hunts, creating updated maps of the state and continuing chronic wasting disease surveillance.
The budget also would allow the DNR to use $10.5 million in stewardship land acquisition dollars on road repairs and boat access improvements on stewardship property as well as for renovations at the Kettle Moraine Fish Hatchery.
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