Tim Eisele

Northern deer zone kill up big while rest of Wisconsin down a bit

Madison — More than 300,000 deer have been electronically registered through all 2016 deer seasons so far, including 97,892 bucks from the gun season, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reported to the Natural Resources Board (NRB). At the board’s Dec. 14 meeting, Kevin Wallenfang, DNR big game ecologist, said that a grand total of 283,201 deer had been registered…

Legislature-required land sell-off enters final phase

  Madison — The Natural Resources Board (NRB) approved the third – and last – phase of the legislature’s forced 10,000-acre state land sale by placing 84 parcels covering 3,186 acres on the sales block. The DNR has now offered 10,226 acres for sale. The agency already has offered 7,040 acres for sale (June of 2014 and in February) in…

Higher antlerless quotas OK’d

The Natural Resources Board (NRB) approved antlerless deer quotas and bonus tag numbers suggested by county citizen committees that will increase the antlerless harvest quota from 224,735 in 2015 to 256,775 deer this fall.