The state Department of Natural Resources is seeking the opinions of deer hunters. With the 2008 statewide deer harvest down by thirteen percent from the pervious year, the state's wildlife managers are proposing numerous changes in the structure of the 2009 hunt – but they want plenty of input from hunters and the public.
DNR big game specialist Keith Warnke says they've begun to make changes, based on what hunters have had to say, and they're hoping to hear much more. There's a new online survey that hunters can fill out, and there are upcoming deer management meetings .
Warnke says all the information gathered will be pulled together and used to make final recommendations to the Natural Resources Board in late April.