Wisconsin Considering Unlimited $2 Anterless Tags
The Wisconsin DNR is considering significant changes to the 2011 deer season. Among the proposals would be to eliminate the Earn-A-Buck and the antlerless October hunt statewide. To help manage deer herds the DNR would then switch over to an unlimited $2 anterless tag. The Journal Sentinel has a write up on the proposed changes.
In response to criticism from some hunters, the Department of Natural Resources announced plans Thursday to jettison two fundamental planks of its recent deer management program - Earn-A-Buck and the October antlerless hunt - for the 2011 season. "We've heard the concerns of hunters, including votes on issues presented by the Wisconsin Conservation Congress," said Kurt Thiede, DNR land administrator. "There has been a substantial dislike for some of the regulations we've used over the last decade."