It's with sincere thanks to Rep. Ann Hraychuck and Jim Holperin that
Hunters statewide will get a chance to speak their minds on deer hunting
issues in WI.
Representative Ann Hraychuck
6 North 409 South
PO Box 8953
Madison, WI 53703
Senator Jim Holperin
PO Box 7882
Madison, WI 53703
2008 Deer Season and Herd Management Techniques
Friday, March 6, 2009
MADISON-Representative Ann Hraychuck (D-Balsam Lake) and Senator Jim
Holperin (D-Eagle River) announced plans today to hold informational
hearings about the 2008 deer season and herd management techniques in
Spooner and Rhinelander on March 30th, as well as a joint
Senate-Assembly Committee hearing in Madison on April 15th.
Rep. Hraychuck serves as chair of the Assembly's Fish and Wildlife
Committee, and Sen. Holperin is chair of the Senate Natural Resources
Committee. Both recognize the many questions and concerns of Wisconsin
hunters about the 2008 deer season and the Department of Natural
Resources (DNR) population management tools for the deer herd.
"Everyone knows there's a lot of upset deer hunters out there following
a very disappointing and unproductive season for many," Holperin said.
"The legislature should certainly not start running
our deer seasons
nobody wants that
but there are many deer-related
policies that are legislatively based and so we need to listen to
hunters, hear them out, and react so that there is a
greater level of satisfaction with deer management policy in this state."
Members of the public are encouraged to attend and provide oral
testimony or written comments. Those who are inclined to testify are
asked to limit comments to 3 minutes. In addition to the
hearings being held by Rep. Hraychuck and Sen. Holperin, the DNR is also
holding Deer Management Unit (DMU) hearings across the state throughout
the month of March. "An important part of the deer management equation
is the annual DMU hearings that are being held in 40 locations," said
Hraychuck. "Traditionally there has been low attendance at these
hearings. It has never been more important for citizens to voice their
concerns about Wisconsin's
deer population management. Senator Holperin and I urge hunters to
attend the meetings held locally, and if they can, make the trip to one
of the three legislative hearings," Hraychuck continued.
DNR staff will be in attendance at each legislative hearing and DMU
hearing to answer questions and explain in greater detail their current
techniques for calculating the deer population and mechanisms to manage
Visit the DNR website for more detailed information and a full list of
or call (800) 936-7463.
Hearing dates and times:
Monday, March 30
James Williams Middle School
915 Acacia Lane
Spooner Elementary School
500 College Street
Wednesday, April 15
State Capitol, 411 South
You can read the official press release at: