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State says problems with deer license system are cleared up

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Problems with the system that produces Michigan deer hunting licenses have been resolved, the state said Monday.

The traditional two-week season began Sunday. The Department of Natural Resources reported Saturday that the system was slow and canceling transactions on the eve of the big hunt.

The vendor, Tennessee-based Sovereign Sportsmen Solutions, cleared things up later that day, the DNR said.

“The DNR wanted to ensure the vendor’s system was selling licenses without issue for 48 hours before making this announcement,” the state said Monday.

Hunters who had hit the woods without a license still must obtain one. The accompanying kill tag can’t be used to get another deer if a hunter was already successful, the DNR said.

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