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Hunting in Wisconsin: 5 Things to Know About Urban Deer Hunting in Cities and Suburbs

By    |   Monday, 14 Dec 2015 03:38 PM

Over the years there has been a rising population of deer in urban areas, cities, and suburbs in Wisconsin. Communities have found damage done to wildlife as well as property, and are trying to curb the deer population. This has caused changes in hunting regulations and legislation in Wisconsin.

Here are 5 things to know about urban deer hunting in Wisconsin.

1. Hunting Legislation Accommodating Urban Deer Population
According to the Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR), wildlife biologists are struggling to keep the herd of deer under control and bring their numbers down because of the damage they are causing. Deer are causing forest degradation, property damage, and more accidents with cars. Searching for a solution, Wisconsin lawmakers are passing legislation to draw more hunters to urban areas and are removing regulations regarding where hunters are allowed to hunt. This is because hunting is an effective and good tool to curb deer population growth.

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2. Extended Gun And Bow Seasons Established
In an effort to manage urban deer populations in Wisconsin, the DNR said three metro deer management units were established to provide liberal bag limits for antlerless deer and in some cases a longer gun or bow season. These metro deer units surround the Milwaukee, Madison, La Crosse, Green Bay, and western St. Croix County metro areas.

3. Urban Weapon Restrictions
Some cities only allow bow hunting or have weapons restrictions. Make sure to check local ordinances to learn about weapon restrictions before hunting in urban areas.

4. Change in Bow Hunting Laws
OutdoorHub, which reports news geared toward the outdoor enthusiast, said laws for bow hunting in urban areas have changed. Wisconsin Act 71 changed the restrictions imposed by local governments on hunting. While hunters can still be barred from hunting on city-owned land, they can now hunt within city limits during regular deer bow seasons and no longer need to be certified by city police officials. Before this, a limited number of hunters were allowed to hunt to manage nuisance deer.

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5. Building Restrictions
Regular hunting regulations still apply in urban areas, and hunting is not allowed within 100 yards of occupied buildings, Outdoor Hub said.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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