Deer projects will examine state's herd February 27, 2011 Wisconsin

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Deer projects will examine state's herdFebruary 27, 2011 Wisconsin Milwaukee Journal Sentinel    The work is part of Wisconsin's largest-ever deer research initiative. Funded by $2 million from the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act, the work will span five years and include trapping, tagging and monitoring hundreds of deer.

Pittman-Robertson is an excise tax on firearms, ammunition and archery equipment. The money is collected by the federal government and distributed to states for wildlife projects.

The Wisconsin deer work is a project of the Department of Natural Resources; the University of Wisconsin is a major partner. The projects also will utilize hundreds of volunteers.

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