Deer recommendations approved by Natural Resources BoardSubmitted: 02/26/2015
MADISON - Local county advisory councils made recommendations on what goals should be for deer populations. Now, the state Natural Resources' board has approved those goals.

A deer expert hired by Gov. Scott Walker's administration recommended the advisory councils as a way of improving deer management in Wisconsin.

The DNR asked the councils to recommend whether to increase, maintain, or decrease their local herds over the next three years.

Most councils recommended increasing or maintaining.

The board adopted the recommendations Wednesday without making any changes.

The councils will start re-convening in March.

Their mission -- to develop antlerless permit quotas and to help move local herds toward the goal.

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