2014 Wisconsin Fall Hunting and Trapping Forecast is now available! August 30, 2014

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2014 Wisconsin Fall Hunting and Trapping Forecast is now available! August 30, 2014 DNR News
     With a number of 2014 fall hunting and trapping seasons just around the corner, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will once again offer a Fall Hunting and Trapping Forecast. ... In 2014, 19 county units, in whole or in part, are designated as buck-only units. This approach will encourage herd growth. ... During the 2013 deer season, the department sampled 6,662 deer statewide from within and outside of the former CWD-MZ. With over 6,000 deer tested, 357 tested positive... Since 2002, CWD prevalence within our western monitoring area in the former CWD-MZ has shown an overall increasing trend in all sex and age classes...  counties within the Central 
Farmland and Southern Farmland zones hold abundant deer populations ... Quotas for management units within the Central Forest Zone have been reduced following two harsh winters and a decline in deer numbers ... Conditions during the winter of 2013-
2014 were severe across northern Wisconsin ... Fawn mortality averaged approximately 43 percent, and adult deer mortality was measured at 10 percent... 

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