Governor Walker would let land owners run deer hunts on their own propertyWhile speaking at a National Rifle Association event in Wausau Friday afternoon, Governor Walker unveiled his state budget plans for changing deer hunting in Wisconsin.
By: By Chuck Quirmbach, Wisconsin Public Radio, Superior Telegram
While speaking at a National Rifle Association event in Wausau Friday afternoon, Governor Walker unveiled his state budget plans for changing deer hunting in Wisconsin.
One of the more controversial proposals would allow landowners and hunting clubs to run hunts on their property after consulting with biologists from the DNR. Democratic state Representative Brett Hulsey says he worries that deer diseases like CWD could spread in Wisconsin, while the state tries to attract more wealthy hunters.
State officials say they have put in better controls to keep diseased deer out of the state. Governor Walker says deer hunting is a big economic engine, and that his budget proposals make use of some of the recommendations offered by his Whitetail Deer Trustee, James Kroll. Kroll is sometimes called “Doctor Deer.