Wisconsin calls for outside help on deer October 9, 2011

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Wisconsin calls for outside help on deer October 9, 2011 Columbus Dispatch

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a tea party-backed Republican whose decisions affecting public employees touched off widespread demonstrations months ago, appears to be applying that same management style to the handling of his state’s deer herd.... hunters in Wisconsin killed 336,871 deer last year during all seasons, far fewer than the 528,494 reportedly killed 10 years earlier during gun season alone. More than a few hunters believe the state’s wildlife managers have been too aggressive in reducing the herd... [Walker] ... recently hired James Kroll, a well-known Texas researcher, under a $125,000 annual contract ...

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