Hunters buying their gun-deer licenses have the opportunity to make a small donation to help improve wildlife habitat on state lands.
Before check out on the Go Wild online licensing system, on-screen prompts ask if they want to make a small donation to the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoor Fund. Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin spokesperson
Nora Simmons says the donation goes directly to helping state wildlife habitat...
"...Cherish(Fund) is especially dedicated to public lands habitat management. That can be waterways for fishermen and anglers. It can be habitat for birds and other game species. It will impact state natural areas as well as state parks..."
That public-private fund is a permanent endowment created in 2012 by the state legislature to enhance Wisconsin's 1.5 million acres of public lands and waters and funded largely through optional, tax-deductible donations made with a purchase of a hunting or fishing license or reserving a campsite.
The Fund is held by the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, also known as NRF, a private nonprofit 501c3 organization. More information about the Natural Resources Foundation is available at (www.CherishWisconsin.org.)