Deer population far exceeds goal March 7, 2012 Wisconsin

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Deer population far exceeds goal March 7, 2012 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 

Wisconsin had 1.14 million deer after the 2011 hunting seasons ... 44% higher than the state's overwinter deer population goal... The DNR uses a variety of means to estimate deer numbers, including the Sex-Age-Kill model and an "accounting" method, said Robert Rolley, DNR research scientist.... The agency is required to manage the deer herd to population goals spelled out in Wisconsin administrative code ... Hunters registered 347,711 deer in the 2011-'12 Wisconsin seasons, including 193,954 antlerless, 150,839 bucks ...

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