Natural Resources Board to meet May 24-25 in Madison

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Contact(s): Laurie Ross, board liaison, 608-267-7420 or Jim Dick, DNR spokesperson, 608-267-2773

MADISON – Approval of the 2016 deer hunting season framework and antlerless deer quotas and approval of the purchase of a 7,090-acre easement in Douglas County as part of the Forest Legacy Program are among the items the state Natural Resources Board will address when it meets May 25 in Madison.

Back to back mild winters combined with planned reductions in antlerless harvest are helping with herd growth in portions of our Northern and Central Forest Zones, and Farmland Zone deer herds have also increased, according to Tom Hauge, director of the Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Wildlife Management.

“As a result, we anticipate that Wisconsin’s deer hunters will likely see and harvest more deer in 2016,” Hauge said.

County Deer Advisory Councils are recommending larger antlerless harvest quotas and permit levels compared to the…

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