MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Natural Resources Board is set to consider whether to allow people to leave trail cameras on public lands.

The Department of Natural Resources currently prohibits storing personal property on public lands. The agency says that policy blocks people from leaving trail cameras overnight.

But agency officials say they’ve gotten requests for permission to leave the cameras in the woods as their popularity grows. They’ve presented the board with a draft order that would allow cameras overnight between Sept. 1 and the end of the archery deer season if the cameras are secured to prevent theft and owners allow the DNR to move them if necessary.

The board is scheduled to consider the order at a meeting on Wednesday in Madison.

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  1. dan says:

    You allow someone to dump piles of corn and leave overnight for deer to fed on and spread disease but worried about someone leaving a trail camera strapped to a tree? Probably some bigger issues to tackle in WI.

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