State hunters ready for gun deer season November 19, 2011 Wisconsin

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State hunters ready for gun deer season  November 19, 2011 Wisconsin, Herald Times Reporter

...  Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill earlier this year outlawing the [earn-a-buck] nearly everywhere.... Hunters have been complaining about earn-a-buck for years. In areas where the DNR imposed the requirement, hunters couldn't legally shoot a buck until they'd first killed an antlerless deer. The idea was to kill does and hamstring the herd's ability to reproduce in those areas.... DNR officials contended the requirement was necessary to reduce car-deer crashes and preserve crops and forest growth.

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