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Wis. governor set to sign repeal of earn a buck

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin law requiring hunters in certain areas to kill an antlerless deer before they bag a buck would be repealed under a bill Gov. Scott Walker is expected to sign.

The bill scheduled for signing on Friday also generally prohibits any gun seasons ahead of the traditional November hunt, with some exceptions.

Hunters have long complained about early gun hunting seasons and earn a buck, which they said forces them to pass up trophy kills. Frustration boiled over in 2009 after two years of anemic November hunts.

The bill passed the Legislature despite objections from some Democrats, foresters and conservation groups that said earn a buck is needed to help to control the herd and protect trees and other wildlife.

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