OK to harvest tagged/collared deer; Watch out for elk & moose November 11, 2012 Wisconsin

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OK to harvest tagged/collared deer; Watch out for elk & moose November 11, 2012 Wisconsin, WDNR News Release
     Hunters preparing for the November 17 - 25 gun-deer season in Wisconsin are reminded any of the white-tailed deer tagged or collared for research purposes may be harvested, and are asked to please take the time to ensure your target is not one of the two protected species which call Wisconsin home -- the elk and the moose.
     The requested information about marked deer include: ear tag or radio collar number; how, when and where the animal died or was harvested; and, the hunter’s phone number, complete with area code. Hunters are being asked to call Watt at (608) 221-6376 to report this information.  Watt and his colleagues marked the deer in the northern counties of Rusk, Sawyer and Price, and the east central counties of Shawano, Waupaca and Outagamie as part of the buck mortality study and fawn predation study...
     Both elk and moose call Wisconsin home and could be mistaken for a deer if hunters don’t take the time to be sure of their target and what’s beyond. Elk and moose are both protected species in Wisconsin.  Elk occupy portions of Ashland, Bayfield, Price, and Sawyer Counties...  Moose sightings have been most frequent in Wisconsin’s northernmost counties this fall, but also as far south as Taylor and Langlade counties.  

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