Tag Archives: Deer

Carcass Tags No Longer Required for Deer Hunters

The recently passed 2017-2019 biennial budget for Wisconsin included a statutory change which eliminates the need for hunters to use deer and turkey carcass tags. “The main message is you do not need to validate and attach a carcass tag, you still need to carry proof that you have a tag, or license, or authorization to hunt deer where you ... Read More »

Hunters Should Be on High Alert for CWD

A University of Wisconsin-Madison veterinarian has advised hunters to get their harvested deer tested for Chronic Wasting Disease. Currently, Portage County has positive cases of CWD for both wild and captive habitats, increasing the need for hunters to be aware of the disease. While it is still in the peer-review process, a Canadian abstract study found that some primates have ... Read More »

Students, Faculty Discuss Wisconsin’s Hunting Tradition

The week of Thanksgiving is a special time in Wisconsin. For nine days, men, women and children take part in one of the state’s biggest traditions- deer hunting. Students and faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point discussed their hunting background and their plans to participate in this year’s hunt, which will run from Nov. 21 through Nov. 29. Scott Hygnstrom, ... Read More »

Are Melanistic Deer in Schmeeckle?

It’s no surprise to any student roaming through the thickets of Schmeeckle Reserve that the deer are plentiful and even overwhelming. We can scarcely turn a corner and not come face-to-face with a buck and his harem. Commenters point out that deer know they are safe from hunters in the reserve and come from all over Wisconsin to live in ... Read More »