By Tim Kowols
New tagging laws in Wisconsin could make it harder for you to retrieve a deer you shoot if it goes onto another person’s property. Under new regulations, hunters no longer need to put a tag on their harvested deer as long as there is valid proof of a hunting license and it is registered over the phone or online that same day. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Conservation Warden Chris Kratcha says that could cause some issues if you track your deer outside of your own property and you are not allowed to retrieve it.
When the law was passed earlier this year, Governor Scott Walker expressed his confidence in the changes, telling a Green Bay television station in September that “it is making sure we teach the next generation to honor those traditions and that includes doing it an honest way.”