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DNR board ends holiday deer hunt in southern counties

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Deer hunters won't be allowed to hit southern Wisconsin's woods during Christmas week this year.
   The Department of Natural Resources has held a so-called holiday hunt in southern counties since 2002. This February, however, the DNR's board voted unanimously to adopt a provision from board member Greg Kazmierski that ended the hunt across the region and left it up to county deer management councils to decide whether to run a hunt in their jurisdiction.
   Kazmierski says he proposed the change because non-hunters were complaining about never-ending gun seasons and hunters wanted to return to a more traditional season structure.
   The board vote took place after the councils had met to discuss recommendations for 2015, which means no holiday hunt anywhere this year.
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