Wisconsin Republicans seek four-year ban on doe hunting over declining population

Republican legislators in Wisconsin introduced a bill to prohibit doe hunting in the northern part of the state for several years to preserve and grow the population in the region.

GOP state Reps. Chanz Green, Angie Sapik, Rob Swearingen, and Calvin Callahan and Sen. Romaine Quinn introduced the legislation on Wednesday. It would ban the hunting of antlerless deer for four years. The goal is to encourage the does to reproduce and bolster the population, which would give more hunters targets in the future.

“We want future generations to enjoy the tradition of hunting in Northern Wisconsin, and this bill is a good start to making that happen,” the lawmakers said in a memo seeking co-sponsors, per the Associated Press.

Hunters in the Northern Forest Hunting Zone, which includes roughly the northern third of Wisconsin, have complained for several
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