It has been a long-standing frustration for MDHA that only a very small portion of deer license dollars are dedicated to accounts that specifically benefit deer. In fact, of the $30 current cost of a Minnesota deer license, only $3.50 goes to accounts dedicated to deer and another $0.50 is allocated to wolf management. These frustrations led the MDHA Morrison County Chapter to put forward a resolution requiring a significant portion of license revenue to be dedicated to deer. The resolution overwhelming passed at the MDHA Corporate Board. At the same time, DNR was seeking to increase the price of a deer license to $34. As a result of these circumstances, MDHA took the position that it would support an increase on the condition that $17.50 (or 51% of the price) of the $34 deer license be dedicated to accounts benefitting deer along with the removal of the $0.50 allocated to wolf management. At the end of the 2017 Legislative Session, DNR accepted MDHA’s position in writing and the Legislature passed the increase as a result.