- A Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources official
says it's too late to cancel a four-day antlerless deer
hunt in northern Wisconsin as three Republican lawmakers
lawmakers on Friday asked that the hunt beginning
Thursday be canceled north of Highway 64. The highway
runs across the state from north of Hudson to Marinette.
big game ecologist Kevin Wallenfang says the process for
canceling the hunt takes about six months, per the
process established by the Legislature in 2011.
lawmakers say they want to cancel the hunt due to
depleted deer numbers. But Wallenfang says permit
numbers were adjusted downward this year knowing the
number of deer would be lower.
Tom Tiffany and Reps. Mary Czaja (CHEYE'-yah) and Rob
Swearingen sent the letter.