Natural Resources Board Approves 2019 Hunting Framework – Wisconsin
May 23rd, 2019 by Keith Worrall 290
Modified May 23rd, 2019 at 9:08 PM
The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board approved antlerless harvest quotas on Wednesday for the 2019 deer hunt. It’s the first time in a decade where it doesn’t include any buck-only counties.
The state DNR requested changes to County Deer Advisory Councils (CDAC) recommendations in Buffalo and Monroe counties. Buffalo County requested an antlerless-only season after a review showed it wasn’t meeting its objective to decrease the deer herd.
The Buffalo County CDAC chair has said the recommendation was an effort to make a point about a lack of resources to reduce its deer population, urging lawmakers to bring back the Earn-A-Buck program. The program, which required hunters to shoot an antlerless deer in order to get a buck, was eliminated by lawmakers in 2011.