Natural Resources Board to Meet Next Week
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 05/16/2018
A request for approval of antlerless deer harvest quotas, antlerless permit levels and a deer hunting season framework for 2018 and a request for an easement purchase of more than 20,000 acres in Sawyer county are among the items the state Natural
Resources Board will address when it meets on May 23 in Madison.
The DNR is proposing 2018 deer hunting season frameworks that include antlerless tags in all but one county. Iron County is the only county where the department recommended a buck only season for 2018. Two others, Ashland and Price, were
recommended by County Deer Advisory Councils, but where the department recommends offering a limited number of private land antlerless tags.
As it has for decades the department will be offering hunters a "buck plus antlerless by tag" general deer season during the archery, crossbow, firearm deer seasons along with a four-day December antlerless only hunt. Several counties have also recommended
additional late season antlerless hunts and extended archery seasons.