Eliminating Zone T Hunting?

By: NBC 15
By: NBC 15

October's "Zone T" hunt may soon be a thing of the past in Wisconsin.

Zone T hunts take place in parts of the state with too many deer. The Department of Natural Resources says it wants to replace the special October deer hunt with a statewide, four day antlerless-only hunt in December. They say the October hunt is effective but not popular.

Keith Warnke from Wisconsin's DNR says, "T Zones were quite effective at increasing the harvest of anterless deer and getting us down, moving populations down where they were implemented, but many hunters and hunting groups have not been happy with them in the past."

If the new format is approved by the Natural Resources Board, a two year trial period will begin in the fall of 2006.

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