Welcome Changes to Fond Du Lac Deer Season
In the past Wisconsin white-tail deer seasons have included an antlerless season in October, and then an Earn A Buck program; where a hunter would first have to harvest a doe before being able to get a buck. Wisconsin hunters are happy to have the programs suspended for the 2011 season.
These measures were in place to control herd sizes. However there are better ways to accomplish this according to some hunters. Some would get the does and keep the meat, however some hunters who were solely after a buck would just throw away the dead doe, which is a wasteful. Also these programs weren't evenly reducing the herd numbers.
From FDLReporter.com, Jeff Pritzl, wildlife supervisor with the Department of Natural Resources, said other tools such as unlimited available antlerless permits and additional harvest opportunities beyond the nine-day regular gun season would need to be considered.