Some objections are cropping up, to the latest deer management plan from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Earn-a-Buck is gone, but in order to control the herd, the DNR proposes a sixteen day season, and moving opening day up a full week. That’s a bad idea, according to Greg Kazmierski with the Hunters Rights Coalition.
Kazmierski says the traditional opener is “kind of like a sacred day” in Wisconsin. So, how to bring down deer herd numbers? The coalition suggests free Herd Control Unit tags be given to hunters, for at least 2 years prior to the implementation of more extreme measures.
Kazmierski says coalition supporters are being urged to attend public hearings been held by the DNR this month and next, or to submit comments on-line.