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Panel urged changes in Wisconsin deer program

Review says state should adopt method used by 20 other states

Wisconsin should adopt a program used by 20 other states to help manage its deer herds, modify but not discontinue its use of the Sex-Age-Kill population model and take a more passive approach to managing chronic wasting disease in the southern part of the state.

These were among the leading recommendations of the nine-month review of the state’s deer management practices by the Wisconsin white-tailed deer trustee and committee.

The overall goal?

“It’s about improving the relationship between the DNR and hunters and landowners,” said James Kroll, named deer trustee in October by Gov. Scott Walker. “It boils down to getting people working together for the betterment of the hunting tradition, the deer herd and the habitat.”  Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on July 11, 2012 in Whitetailworld News

 

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