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Rifles OK’d for hunting statewide

Three years after the idea was first proposed in a citizen resolution during voting at Wisconsin Conservation Congress spring meetings, rifles will be allowed statewide for firearm deer hunting as of Nov. 1, unless a local municipality has enacted a more restrictive ordinance.

“Hunters are strongly urged to check with local officials to see if rifles will be allowed for the November nine-day gun-deer hunt,” Scott Gunderson, assistant deputy secretary of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), said of the law change which will not be in effect when the youth

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 5:23 PM

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