Heritage Bill may put hikers, hunters at odds November 6, 2011 Wisconsin

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Heritage Bill may put hikers, hunters at odds November 6, 2011 Wisconsin, Green Bay Press Gazette, Pat Durkin

... The Sportsman Heritage Bill — Assembly Bill 311 and Senate Bill 226 — ... hopes to boost hunting, fishing and trapping participation by giving lapsed and first-time hunters ...big discounts on already low-priced licenses. ... the Department of Natural Resources ... estimated a net annual cost of $294,800 and a net annual revenue loss of $326,300, for total annual losses of $621,100... As news of the amendment spread, hikers, campers, trail-runners, bird-watchers, horseback riders and others who visit state parks in early autumn began urging lawmakers to oppose it.

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