WI board members question the lack of bucks in northern WI.

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WI board members question the lack of bucks in northern WI.

Postby Jslotter » Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:12 pm

I don't know, but majority of the deer I saw this season, were bucks.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Members of the state Natural Resources Board are questioning why hunters killed fewer bucks in northern Wisconsin this year.

Department of Natural Resources officials presented preliminary findings from last month's nine-day gun deer season to the board on Tuesday. The data showed the buck kill in the northern region of the state was down 12 percent from last year.

In a brief exchange with DNR Bureau of Wildlife Management Director Tom Hauge, board member Greg Kazmierski said hunting is going backward in the region. Hauge stressed the harvest numbers are preliminary and final figures won't be ready until early next year. He pointed out, too, that the antlerless harvest in the north was up 16 percent.
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Re: WI board members question the lack of bucks in northern

Postby Dan Salmon » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:01 pm

I've said it before and I'll say it again, the big buck pool in Wausaukee was being won by a 3 pointer on the last Saturday of the season. Not a very good showing for that area. No one was seeing any bucks this year, only does and fawns by us.

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Re: WI board members question the lack of bucks in northern

Postby Jslotter » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:15 pm

What was the prize of that pool?
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Re: WI board members question the lack of bucks in northern

Postby kellory » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:20 pm

Jslotter wrote:What was the prize of that pool?

All you can eat antlers! ;)
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Re: WI board members question the lack of bucks in northern

Postby Dan Salmon » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:19 pm

Don't remember exactly, but think it was in the $300-$400 range. $100 or more per point, probably the best payout ever!

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Re: WI board members question the lack of bucks in northern

Postby windsor » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:40 am

Mods.........Please do something about the above spammer..............really annoying.

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Re: WI board members question the lack of bucks in northern

Postby Bigwoods35 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:36 pm

A lot of hunters I talked to in the Eagle River area shot either spikes or forks this year. Even though the Vilas County buck harvest is up this year, next year may be another tough year.


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