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James B. Nelson
By James B. Nelson September 12, 2011

These changes have been made for fall 2011

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.

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