Wisconsin Republican efforts to expand hunting irk opponents September 22, 2013

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Wisconsin Republican efforts to expand hunting irk opponents September 22, 2013 Appleton Post Crescent
...  According to DNR data, the hunting participation rate for adult males dropped 16 percent between 2000 and 2009... DNR officials, then under Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle’s administration, said they were following science-based approaches to thin a burgeoning deer herd. But hunters said the tactics were leading to anemic hunts and the agency was ignoring them.  Since Walker and his fellow Republicans took control of state government and the DNR, they’ve eliminated earn-a-buck, created a hunter recruitment council, reduced license fees for first-time hunters and hunters who recruit others to the sport ...

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