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May 24, 2024

Wisconsin Mixed Bag: Free fishing weekend arrives June 1-2

Wisconsin residents and visitors who have not yet bought their annual fishing licenses may fish for free during the annual Free Fishing Weekend June 1-2. For that weekend, anglers do not need a fishing license or trout stamp, but they must follow all fishing regulations, including size limits and bag limits.

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Northern Wisconsin’s deer herd: Hunters say Douglas, Bayfield counties once offered ‘fantastic’ deer hunting

If you ask Mike Edwards about how good the deer hunting in Douglas County, Wis., was years ago, he says it was “fantastic.” To the east, in Bayfield County, Jim Johannes says hunting there was “pretty good.”
Neil Messerschmidt, who also hunts in Bayfield County, fondly recalls the day of bowhunting which was “the most excellent deer hunting I could ever imagine,” when he saw 13 different bucks in a single day before killing a 10-pointer. Deer numbers today in those same counties are much less than they used to be.

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DNR deer program specialist Jeff Pritzl dives deep into the northern Wisconsin deer situation

An avid deer hunter himself, Jeff Pritzl has been the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) deer program specialist for the past three years. To launch this series in which Wisconsin Outdoor News examines the deer situation in 10 northern Wisconsin counties, WON will start with an interview with the guy who sits atop the state’s deer hierarchy.

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Wisconsin Outdoor News launches series investigating deer herd issues in northern counties

Deer hunting and Wisconsin have long been interconnected.
For years, especially in the north, the closure of schools and businesses for the November gun deer hunting season was more fact than legend. Fans attending Green Bay Packers games at Lambeau Field in November traditionally wear their blaze orange hunting clothing to stay warm. Buffalo County in the southwestern part of the state is the top-producing county for trophy bucks than any other in the nation. Even the state’s professional basketball team is known as the “Bucks.”
While deer hunting in Wisconsin is rosy on the surface, there is trouble brewing in the northern tier of counties.

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