By Paul Schmitt
Over 200 Door County deer hunters showed up Monday and spoke out on the 2017 Antlerless-Only Seasons that was originally proposed for this fall. The Door County Deer Advisory Council decided against the measure after a public meeting at the Sturgeon Bay High School Commons. A 4-3 vote by the council Monday night reversed last month’s unanimous recommendation. DNR Region Program Manager Jeff Pritzl says a lot has to be done to reduce the deer herd in the county to meet the desired quota.
Public comments prior to the decision ranged from bringing back the Earn-A-Buck to saying a doe-only hunt would force locals to hunt outside Door County to get a buck. The Wisconsin DNR will make a final decision on the recommendations made by the Door County Deer Advisory Council in May. Door County would have been the only county in the state to have an antlerless hunt for all seasons. You can see the video of last night’s meeting on DoorCountyDailyNews.com’s facebook account.