April 16, 2009
Wisconsin Hunters Bag Earn-A-Buck And Alternative
By Dave Hurteau
From the KARE 11 News:
There's little support for a new strategy for trimming Wisconsin's deer herd.
Hunters attending the annual statewide conservation hearings voted overwhelmingly Monday night against creating an [special] antlerless season. . . .
The plan is an alternative to earn-a-buck, which requires hunters to shoot an antlerless deer to qualify to kill a buck in areas where there's too many deer.
The new idea failed 5,472 votes to 1,126, but it was advisory only. A separate question on whether to eliminate earn-a-buck passed 5,513 votes to 1,321.