In recent years, Wisconsin has instituted several strategies designed to decrease whitetail numbers. The most controversial was ... ... Earn-A-Buck, which required any hunter wishing to shoot a buck to kill and register a doe first. Other measures, such as increased antlerless tags and special doe-only seasons, seemed to achieve the desired effect; across much of the state, the deer harvest was down significantly this year. Many Wisconsin hunters-especially those in the central and northern counties-felt the herd reduction strategies have gone too far. I talked to several hunters from this region, and they were simply not seeing deer.