Thursday will be a day of reckoning, for Department of Natural Resources deer managers. DNR officials will be grilled about a November gun-deer season which left many hunters unsatisfied, and it’s likely the event will draw a packed crowd of irate sportsmen and women. Assembly and Senate committees have scheduled a public hearing at the state Capitol. This year’s harvest of 195,000 deer was down almost 30% from last year. [Read more…]
A call to pull the plug on the December antlerless deer hunt. With hunters registering the fewest deer in more than 25 years during the just ended nine day deer season, there’s call for cancellation of the antlerless hunt, from state Representatives Dean Kaufert and Scott Gunderson.
“This is about really, the future of deer hunting in Wisconsin,” says Gunderson. “We all know how important that deer hunting is to Wisconsin, that hunting heritage. Not to mention – and this isn’t why we hunt – but it (the 9 day season) does generate a billion dollars.” [Read more…]
The Rock County sheriff’s office is investigating the death of a Janesville man. Commander Tom Gehl says 36-year-old Christopher Kealy was found after a short search Sunday afternoon. His family had reported him missing after he had gone hunting west of Janesville. Gehl says Kealy had suffered a gunshot wound which appears to be accidental, although the investigation into the death is not complete.
WCLO’s Beth Wheelock submitted this report