January 29, 2009
Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Wants Baiting Ban
By Dave Hurteau
From The Capital Times:
The state Natural Resources Board voted unanimously Wednesday to ask the Wisconsin Legislature to approve a statewide ban on baiting and feeding of deer.
Baiting and feeding is already banned in most of southern Wisconsin, in the zone where Chronic Wasting Disease has been detected in deer, because scientists believe the fatal brain-wasting disease can be spread when animals congregate. But hunters and residents of northern Wisconsin have opposed the ban, because some like to feed the animals during hard winters and others like to put out food to draw the deer toward their guns.