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Outdoors with Lauren: Deer management changes

Outdoors with Lauren: Deer management changes

The way the state manages deer has changed. If you're in any way involved with hunting or land-owning, this will affect you.
New rules for anyone buying a license to hunt in the state of wisconsin.

Wisconsin Conservation Congress Committee Member Marlin Laidlaw says, "The permit systems for antlers quotas will change. In the past you get  tag with your license, and now you're going to have to go to the license center or online to get a tag. If they are available."
The season structure will change just slightly. The 9 day gun deer season will stay the same.  The archery season will follow the same structure, but a crossbow season for any age will now run along with archery.  Another adjustment, antlerless tags will specify public or private land and which county.
"That way we can manage the public land a bit better and we think it's long overdue."

Counties will now manage the deer, where units have in the past.  Each county will decide how to regulate deer populations whether they should increase, decrease or stay the same.

The deer committee from each county will be responsible to the public for the decisions they make.  It's important to educate yourself on these new rule changes.
"When it gets to be the day before season it's a little late to know what's going on"
On April 14th every county will hold hearings to help everyone learn how deer hunting in Wisconsin is being revolutionized.  You can find the meeting location for your county here

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