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Wis. Gov. Ends 4-Day October Hunt In CWD Zone

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has ended the four-day October gun antlerless deer hunt in Wisconsin’s chronic wasting disease zone.

Walker signed legislation last year that eliminated the four-day October hunt outside the disease management zone in south-central Wisconsin. The measure included a provision permitting such a hunt in the CWD zone only if Walker approves it by emergency rule beginning this year.

The governor announced Friday he won’t approve the season. He noted Texas deer researcher James Kroll wrote in a report to the state Department of Natural Resources in June that hunters are upset with the agency’s complex season structure and the department should re-evaluate the October CWD hunt’s effectiveness.

Walker says eliminating the hunt shows his administration is listening to hunters’ concerns.

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