Deer, turkey tagging requirements eliminated in state budget bill September 23, 2017 Wisconsin

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Deer, turkey tagging requirements eliminated in state budget bill September 23, 2017 Wisconsin, Stevens Point Journal
...  hunters in Wisconsin are no longer required to place a carcass tag on deer  ... Tom Hauge, who retired in 2016 after 30 years as DNR wildlife director, said the changes would make it more difficult to get accurate deer harvest information and easier for violators to go undetected...

Deer Tags No Longer Required September 28, 2017 Wisconsin, WBAY
... Effective immediately, the new state budget removes the requirement that hunters place a carcass tag on the deer they harvest...  some hunters worry about an impact to harvest data, or that violators might go undetected...

Why the rush on carcass tag legislation?September 29, 2017 Wisconsin, Green Bay Press Gazette
... several states, including Michigan, don’t require deer hunters to register their kills. Others not requiring registration are Texas, Kansas, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, South Carolina and Saskatchewan...

Poof! No more carcass tags September 30, 2017 Wisconsin, Madison.com
... When Gov. Scott Walker signed the state budget Sept. 21 — five days after the archery deer season opened — Kleefisch’s provisions became law. The state had already sold and issued several-hundred-thousand deer licenses and tags by then, and so the Department of Natural Resources scrambled to explain the new laws ...

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