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Public meeting discusses Marathon Co. deer herd


WAUSAU (PRESS RELEASE) – A wildlife biologist with the state Department of Natural Resources invites anyone interested in the status of the deer herd in Marathon County to attend a public meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at John Muir Middle School in Wausau.

This is the first and best opportunity for hunters and other interested individuals to discuss the structure of the 2011 deer hunting seasons with a DNR wildlife manager.  Specifically, this meeting will focus on deer management units 57, 57a, 33, 46 and 62A.

DNR wildlife biologist Cortney Schaefer will talk about the current size of the deer population in these DMUs and the strategy being suggested to manage these populations. Also on the agenda are deer harvest histories by unit and an update on efforts to control CWD, a fatal disease affecting deer in south central Wisconsin.

The meeting takes place in the large group room at John Muir Middle School, 1400 West Stewart Ave., Wausau.

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