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August 2014

What to know before you go

Be ready for the deer hunt with this helpful guide to regulation changes.

Kevin Wallenfang and Eric Verbeten

You spoke and the Department of Natural Resources listened. This fall, the deer hunting rules are changing. The good news is that folks can expect this seasonís deer hunting regulations booklet to feel a little lighter after a two–year review of the programs, techniques and rules that the Department of Natural Resources uses to manage the stateís deer herd.

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Harnessing the energy of volunteers who are curious about Wisconsin's environment.

Blue-winged teal © Dan PancamoTry your hand at teal hunting
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