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Wisconsin Assembly votes to relax deer baiting-feeding ban June 21, 2017

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Wisconsin Assembly votes to relax deer baiting-feeding ban June 21, 2017 Minneapolis Star Tribune
... state Assembly passed the Republican-backed measure Wednesday 60-37...
... Under AB-61, a deer baiting and feeding ban is required in any county where a CWD-positive deer is found, but that ban may not last longer than three years unless another CWD-positive deer is found during that time...

Senate to vote on relaxing prohibition on baiting deer June 14, 2017 Wisconsin, Channel 3000
... Conservationists oppose the change, saying it will lead to the spread of CWD. Supporters say those fears are unfounded...

How can lawmakers ignore CWD threat?June 30, 2017 Wisconsin, Green Bay Press Gazette
... Senate and Assembly Republicans voted 20-13 on June 14 and 60-37 on June 21, respectively, to enact a sunset provision on Wisconsin’s deer baiting and feeding ban... through previous budget cuts targeting the Department of Natural Resources, lawmakers made it impossible to systematically test for CWD, even when it’s found in new areas... 

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