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Northwoods hunters voice concerns at CWD committee meeting Submitted: 01/18/2017
RHINELANDER - Many Northwoods hunters think the DNR's baiting and feeding ban doesn't work as intended. Some actually think it's hurting the deer herd.

At the beginning of 2016, the DNR banned baiting and feeding in Oneida, Vilas, and Forest counties.

That's because a deer was found with chronic wasting disease in Three Lakes. Now, hunters and the DNR want to find a way to stop the spread.


Wednesday night, the Oneida County CWD Response Plan Committee met and voted on actions to recommend for the CWD Response Plan.

A few dozen Northwoods hunters attended the meeting to talk about topics like baiting and feeding bans.

"It's not fair to the people in a different county. It's just not fair for the people. So, we need to open it back up or we need to close it throughout the whole state so that everybody has to do the same thing," said Rhinelander resident Lee Clark.

For other hunters, banning both baiting and feeding doesn't seem to be working.

Richard Hirman from the Town of Stella would rather see the feeding ban go.

"Not so much the baiting ban, but the feeding ban so that we can allow to keep these deer fed through the January, February, March [months] when they need food the most. And so we just want to give them a little something to keep them healthy," said Hirman.

The committee also voted on other items that could educate the public on limiting CWD's ability to spread.


Story By: Allie Herrera

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