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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
One of my HS buds and lond time hunting amigo, moved to Dane Co. Wisconsin in the late 80s. When CWD was found out there, he sent me numerous news links about how hard they were hitting the deer around there, in an attempt to quickly lower deer numbers.
Don't recall the exact numbers, but they killed thousands of deer those first few years in response to CWD and WI hunters are still sore about it.
IIRC, you could get all the extra doe tags you wanted and they were literally hauling away dump truck loads of dead deer for disposal, in one of the news links he sent me back then. Far as I can recall, that would've been probably 2002 or thereafter?
Thinning deer in areas that are proven CWD hot spots, is what PGC is trying to do. It "worked" in one area, but landowners in the new areas they wanted to do that in, refused to go along with it.
At a meeting I was at last summer, one of the PGC people at the meeting said then, that they were not getting any cooperation in the new DMA for targeted culls.
Some folks' learnin' curves just look like circles...3A Camp/also hunt 4B