2023 gun deer season topic of public discussion
WOODRUFF – State Representatives Rob Swearingen, Calvin Callahan and Sen. Mary Felzkowski will hold a public discussion regarding the 2023 gun deer hunting season in Wisconsin. The discussion will include, but is not limited to the gray wolf impact on the deer population.
The event will be held 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 21 at the Woodruff Town Hall, 1418 1st Avenue.
Representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are invited to attend to provide their perspective on deer management strategies regarding this year’s hunt. “After a disappointing gun deer hunting season, we received outreach from constituents who expressed their concern with the state of our deer ecosystem. Harvest numbers saw a significant decline of nearly 20% this year,” said Rep. Swearingen. “This public discussion is vital for us to address these concerns and explore ways to ensure a sustainable and thriving deer population.”
Senator Felzkowski added, “Northern Wisconsin used to be a deer hunter’s paradise, and now we’ve got folks who don’t see a single deer during the entire nine-day gun deer season. They’re beyond frustrated with the population numbers, so we want to give hunters an opportunity to directly join the discussion as we work with the DNR to ensure this downward trend is reversed as fast as possible.”
All community members are invited to attend. The discussion will include an open forum for attendees to share their thoughts and engage in a constructive conversation.