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DNR proposes no antlerless quotas for several northwoods counties this fall Submitted: 05/15/2015
DNR proposes no antlerless quotas for several northwoods counties this fall
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MADISON - Killing anterless deer might not be allowed this year.

The DNR plans to ask its board to prohibit killing anterless deer in 13 counties to help the herds grow.


The counties with no anterless quotas would include Vilas, Price, Oneida, Langlade, and Forest counties.

DNR officals say the herd across most of the northwoods remained below desired levels. They say this past winter was mild but the herd still needs more time to regrow.

The DNR's board is expected to consider the plan at a May 27th meeting in Madison.

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