AUDIO: Pheasant license plate on sale

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Nov 4, 2013 at 6:14 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) Minnesota’s newest critical habitat license plate featuring a ring-necked pheasant in grassland has gone on sale for the first time, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Since 1995, sales of the critical habitat license plates have helped generate more than 34 million dollars.

And according to the DNR’s Lori Naumann, money generated from the sale of the plates is used to purchase critical habitat, land in Minnesota that is primarily used for public hunting and other recreational purposes.

It’s the first new license plate design we have had since 2009. Naumann says it's very colorful and it is meant to emphasize the department’s interest in grassland habitat and the pheasant itself. 

Naumann said the plates require a minimum donation of at least $30 each year plus the cost of the plate. They are available at any licensed registrar or department of motor vehicle office.

Naumann talks about the new pheasant plate that's now on sale

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