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Improve deer hunt rules; return to 'traditional' hunts


Will return state "to traditional hunts – enough with T-Zones and Earn-a-Buck (programs related to herd management) – making Wisconsin the best place in the nation to hunt white tailed deer again."

Sources:

Campaign website

Subjects: Environment, Recreation

Updates:

These changes have been made for fall 2011

Updated: Monday, September 12th, 2011 | By James B. Nelson

On the campaign trail, Gov. Scott Walker said he will return the state "to traditional hunts – enough with T-Zones and Earn-a-Buck (programs related to herd management).” Walker said this would make "Wisconsin the best place in the nation to hunt white-tailed deer again."

We asked Department of Natural Resources spokesman Bill Cosh about this promise.

His response:

For the 2011 season, there is no Earn a Buck program in zones other than those with chronic wasting disease and there are no T-Zone hunts -- special four day October gun hunts -- other than in the chronic wasting disease areas.

So Walker followed through. We rate this one Promise Kept.

Sources:

DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp on Wisconsin Eye,Aug. 30, 2011

PolitiFact Wisconsin,  "Scott Walker says the DNR has mismanaged the state"s deer herd and lowered the deer population,” Oct. 24, 2010

Emails/interview Bill Cosh, spokesman, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Sept. 2 and 6 2011

Email, Chris Schrimpf, communications director for Gov. Scott Walker, Sept. 2, 2011

Email, Cullen Werwie, press secretary for  Gov. Scott Walker, Sept. 7, 2011

Wisconsin DNR web site

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