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Hundreds show up for DNR Spring Hearing

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MIDDLETON (WKOW) -- Hundreds came out Monday night to vote in the DNR's Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearing in Dane County.

The annual meeting is a chance for people to share their thoughts on proposed rule changes for sports like hunting and fishing, and vote on delegates for county Conservation Congress.

Those who attended say it's all about improving Wisconsin's outdoors.

"We've had this long legacy of being pro-conservation and it's getting lost these days," said attendee Debra Biechler. "And I think it's time for we the people to come forward and say what we think and weigh in on everything. No issue is too small."

"Wisconsin is the only state in the union that allows sportsmen and other people to come and vote on these issues. It's really grassroots conservation democracy in action, " said former DNR secretary George Meyer.

One of the issues that drew people is a proposed change to allow anglers to troll with one fishing line anywhere in the state.
Similar meetings were held in every county in the state.

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