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Changes coming to DNR spring wildlife, fisheries rulesSubmitted: 04/14/2015
Story By Dan Marz

Changes coming to DNR spring wildlife, fisheries rules
FOREST COUNTY - The Wisconsin DNR may have some new rules for spring wildlife and fisheries next year in the wake of its annual rules hearings across the state Monday night.



Experts in Forest County say a proposed rule that would allow group hunting for deer sparked some controversy because kids, disabled people, and veterans are already allowed to hunt antlerless deer.

"There's concerns that too many deer are being taken and if there's any way to alter that regulation at all in the future," says Forest County DNR Wildlife Biologist Jason Cotter.

Many people also asked questions and concerns regarding the wildlife rules, but almost everyone supported updating the trout season rules in Forest County.

"The trout season and structure was looked at as a new opportunity for next year," says Cotter. "It hadn't been looked at since the early 2000s, so it was kind of due for a refurbishment."

We won't know how Monday night's meetings will affect upcoming policies for at least a few more weeks, when the Natural Resources Board meets to review the votes.

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