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Computer glitch could slow deer license sales

For area deer hunters, the opening of the 2005 firearms season is now just seven days away. Minnesota DNR wildlife manager Tom Rusch of Tower advises deer hunters to purchase their licenses now to avoid the last minute rush. Deer hunting licenses can be purchases at area Electronic License Service stations.The DNR reports that the sale of deer licenses may be slowed at some locations due to a glitch during the electronic swipe of the hunter’s driver’s license. The glitch does not prevent the sale of licenses but may require the vendor to enter license numbers via keypad rather than card swipe. The DNR is working to correct the situation.ELS stations will be expanding their services this year by entering registration information via computer. Hunters are asked to carry their driver’s license with them when registering a deer in order to speed up the process.

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