Wisconsin State Assembly Floor Session

On January 25, 2024, the Wisconsin State Assembly held a floor session on the following: Assembly Bill 34: restrictions on baiting deer in counties based on chronic wasting disease or bovine tuberculosis; Senate Bill 34 / Assembly Bill 35: modifying the designation of a free fishing weekend in January; Assembly Bill 124: the definition of public […]

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News Conference: Healthy Herd, Healthy Hunt Legislative Package

On November 21, 2023, Rep. Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) and Sen. Jeff Smith (D-Brunswick) hosted a news conference to announce their Healthy Herd, Healthy Hunt legislative package. Speakers discussed the importance of taking legislative action to reduce the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Wisconsin’s deer population. The “Healthy Herd, Healthy Hunt” legislative package […]

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Newsmakers: Preview of the Deer Hunting Season

Wisconsin’s gun deer hunting season opens on November 18th, and for a number of reasons, harvest numbers are expected to be down this year. But, beyond those harvest estimates is perhaps the biggest question in Wisconsin: What is the health of the state’s deer population? On November 6, 2023, WisconsinEye’s Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sat down […]

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Newsmakers: Preview of the Deer Hunting Season

Wisconsin’s gun deer hunting season opens on November 18th, and for a number of reasons, harvest numbers are expected to be down this year. But, beyond those harvest estimates is perhaps the biggest question in Wisconsin: What is the health of the state’s deer population? On November 6, 2023, WisconsinEye’s Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sat down […]

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News Conference: Wisconsin DNR Status Update on Chronic Wasting Disease

On September 28, 2023, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) hosted a virtual news conference on chronic wasting disease (CWD). Topics covered included general CWD updates, current baiting and feeding bans and safe deer carcass disposal practices. Speakers: Erin Larson – DNR Deer Herd Health Specialist Jasmine Batten – DNR Wildlife Health Section Supervisor

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Assembly Committee on Sporting Heritage

On February 15, 2023, the Assembly Committee on Sporting Heritage held an informational hearing on deer management and populations throughout Wisconsin featuring the following speakers: Jeff Pritzl – Deer Program Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Tami Ryan – Deputy Administrator, Division of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Representative Rob Swearingen […]

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News Conference: 2021 Gun Deer Hunting Briefing

On November 23, 2021, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) hosted a virtual media briefing on the nine-day gun deer hunting season. The department provided preliminary harvest totals and license sales, season updates and safety reminders. The season runs through Nov. 28. Speakers: Eric Lobner – DNR Wildlife Management Program Director Jeffrey Pritzl – […]

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WI Greenfire: Meeting Wisconsin's Deer Conservation Challenges

On November 17, 2021, Wisconsin’s Green Fire (WGF) and the Wisconsin Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA) hosted a panel discussion on opportunities for Wisconsin to improve the management and conservation of its iconic white-tailed deer herd. Leaders from BHA and member experts from WGF discussed the stressors and intermingling factors threatening the deer herd and […]

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News Conference: CWD Legislation Briefing

On November 17, 2021, Sen. Jeff Smith (D-Brunswick) and Rep. Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) will host a virtual news conference to unveil the “Healthy Herd, Healthy Hunt” legislative package to help reduce and prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Wisconsin. Speakers: State Senator Jeff Smitm State Representative Katrina Shankland Pat Quaintance from […]

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