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Natural Resources Board to Meet in Madison
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 05/17/2017

A request to approve antlerless deer harvest quotas, antlerless permit levels and a deer hunting season framework for 2017 and a request to approve this year's waterfowl hunting seasons are among the items the state Natural Resources Board will address when it meets May 24 in Madison.

This is the third year that County Deer Advisory Councils have played an integral role in setting antlerless harvest recommendations and other deer season details. In general, CDACs are recognizing an increase in deer numbers throughout the state after a third consecutive mild winter. As a result, the department will advance the majority of CDAC recommendations that include an antlerless harvest quota of over 276,000, are proposing buck-only hunting in just four counties, and the special Holiday Hunt for antlerless deer only in 17 counties.

The agenda also includes requests for adoption of the rules related to fishing regulations on inland, outlying and boundary waters that were approved during the recent statewide fisheries management spring rules hearings.

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