A 4-day antlerless whitetail deer season in October is usually very popular, but in south-central Wisconsin, that season has been cancelled.
Governor Scott Walker hasa decided to cancel the season in the state’s Chronic Wasting Disease Zone, according to Outdoor Hub. The early hunting season was cancelled outside of the CWD zone last year, and this year’s cancellation within that zone came after a report from a University of Texas said to shut it down. State officials, however, wanted the season to help thin the herd’s numbers.
“On the heels of the Kroll report, legislators and hunters have made it clear they want Wisconsin to return to a more traditional season, which includes the nine-day November gun deer hunt,” Walker said in the release announcing the cancellation. “Eliminating the four-day October hunt in the CWD zone is one of the most simple and most effective ways we can show hunters that we are listening.”
The regular season opens up for gun hunters on November 17. –Brian McClintock
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