Thursday, April 29, 2010

WISCONSIN NEWS: New Hunt Structure Aims to Increase Deer

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources approved a fall deer hunt structure on Wednesday aimed at increasing the antlerless deer population.

Hunters will be allowed to kill only bucks in 18 management zones, instead of the previous 13 zones. The board also reduced the number of zones with antlerless-only herd control hunts from 50 last year to 46 this fall.

Hunters recently complained DNR strategies to control herds have actually depleted the population and endangered the sport of hunting.

DNR officials are optimistic that the new structure will increase the overall population. The board voted 6-1 to approve the measure at its meeting in Green Bay on Wednesday.

Source: WKOW