As deer hunters know well, the archery season opens Saturday in Wisconsin.
It will be a unique deer hunting season with a set of new regulations in place, and buck-only hunts in most northern counties.
Deer hunters may face some adjustments when they head out into the woods this weekend.
As DNR Warden Supervisor Dave Walz explains, a variety of changes are taking effect thanks to the deer trustee rule package. For one, deer management units now tend to follow county lines, instead of highway or river boundaries like they often did before.
Saying he's the eyes and ears in this region for the state DNR Secretary, the Northern Region Director held office hours in Tomahawk. He says they will be doing more of this type of interaction with the public.
John Gozdzialski met with the public at Tomahawk city hall. He says city of Tomahawk officials talked about what they needed in upcoming projects, but also heard from other members of the public...
The DNR is asking hunters in two deer units in Vilas and Oneida counties to return some doe tags after they accidentally sold too many. Wildlife management director Tom Hauge says it was human error in data transfer.
"...when we started our issuance process it was brought to our attention that the permit numbers we had listed for 'available' were higher than the numbers approved by the Natural Resources Board back in May..."