There’s a pitch at the Wisconsin Capitol to pause the doe hunt in northern Wisconsin.
A group of Republican lawmakers say the state needs to do something to help the herd rebound. Hunters say there are far fewer deer in the Northern Forest Hunting Zone than just a few years ago. The DNR says deer harvest numbers for the northern third of the state were down 15 percent compared to last year. The plan at the Capitol would ban hunters from killing antlerless deer for four years. Some hunters, however, say Wisconsin also needs to deal with its wolf population if Wisconsin wants to see its deer population bounce back.