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Northern Wisconsin lawmakers call for canceling antlerless hunt

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Three Republican lawmakers are calling on the state Department of Natural Resources to cancel the four-day antlerless deer hunt in northern Wisconsin, claiming the hunt would hurt an already depleted herd.

The hunt is scheduled to begin Thursday, but lawmakers sent the request Friday asking that the hunt be canceled north of Highway 64, which runs across the state from just north of Hudson all the way to Marinette.

The DNR reports the northern area of Wisconsin saw a 15% drop in overall deer harvest during the just completed nine-day gun deer season. That was the largest decline of any region.

Sen. Tom Tiffany, of Hazelhurst, along with Reps. Mary Czaja, of Irma, and Rob Swearingen, of Rhinelander, sent the letter.

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