A legislative leader is unhappy with the deer hunt – and DNR staff which oversees it. Back in December, state Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker was publicly calling for the firing of DNR deer management staff. He hasn’t backed off on that, noting recently that his deer camp failed to bag a single deer.
“We’ve had some good years and some bad years, but it’s been really bad, it’s been declining for the last three years,” Decker said during a recent WisPolitics luncheon in Madison. “The DNR wildlife management team, as far as I’m concerned, should just be fired. I think the confidence level in the DNR wildlife management team is at an all time low.” And there’s an economic issue: Decker said unhappy hunters leave deer camp earlier, and that has an impact on the businesses which serve them.
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