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NEWS STORIES

Results From The DNR's Spring HearingsSubmitted: 04/12/2012
Story By Matt Doyle

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RHINELANDER - Results from the Wisconsin D-N-R's spring hearings could have some impact throughout the Northwoods.

Statewide hearings took place Monday.

Some of the issues affecting the Northwoods include motor trolling for muskies, public and private land deer management, and a 25 miles per hour speed limit on frozen lakes.

"That was not supported in the North," DNR wildlife biologist Jeremy Holtz says. "The North did not want speed limit regulations placed on lakes."

Last year a local resolution dealt with gun hunters being forced to buy a doe tag.

For archers, a doe tag comes with the license.

This year the resolution came up statewide and most people said archers should have to buy a doe tag just like a gun hunter.

Holtz says it's an example of how public input can help shape policy.

"It's a great opportunity for people to come out," Holtz says. "There's so many people in Wisconsin that don't even know these hearings take place. So when I tell people who made the decision on what size net you can use for muskie or what lakes you can and can't troll on, my answer is you did."

Holtz also says the DNR plans to let hunters shoot coyotes during the gun deer season in the coming years.

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