Michigan DNR Has Flawed License System
Auditors have been looking into Michigan's hunting and fishing license system. They have found that the system is antiquated and making some serious mistakes. People have been able to buy hunting or fishing licenses, even though their rights have been revoked, in most cases for not paying child support. 3,600 people that purchased 6,087 licenses did not list their age.
The DNR sells licenses online and in over 1500 stores across Michigan. Last year the annual income was $59 million. DNR says they are aware of the flaws, and are currently going through a $19 million upgrade. The system currently does not have a cancel sale for those ineligible. Also some people were able to buy more than one license, even if it is a one-license limit, as there is not a limit in the system. DNR said that is the hunter's responsibility to heed the limit.
"It's been a store-and-forward system since 1995," DNR spokeswoman Mary Dettloff said. "The upgrade that we're in the process of doing will make it a real-time system." The DNR is planning on having the updated system running by September 30, 2012. From MLive.com.