By Gary Ridderbusch
Three North Woods legislators are calling on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to use its emergency authority to cancel the four-day antlerless deer hunt north of Highway 64 scheduled to take place Dec. 12-15.
State Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst), Rep. Mary Czaja (R-Irma) and Rep. Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander) released a statement regarding the antlerless deer hunt Friday.
“Last season, the DNR acknowledged that a late winter negatively impacted the deer herd throughout the state,” they wrote in their statement. “This season, the early onset of severe winter conditions, combined with the high number of predators, has already had a significant effect on the deer herd.”