By Tim Kowols
The president of Whitetails Unlimited hopes hunters take advantage of the extra doe tags they were allowed with their hunting license this year to keep up with deer herd management. Up to five antlerless tags in Door County and three in Kewaunee County were available per hunter to purchase in addition to a single one for a buck. Jeff Schinkten from Whitetails Unlimited said during Wednesday’s Deer Hunter’s Roundup on 104.1 WRLU that mild winters have caused the deer population to go up in recent years and thinks without going back to an Earn-A-Buck program, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is trying to incentivize doe hunting.
Currently, the antlered deer harvest is slightly outpacing the antlerless harvest in both Door and Kewaunee County. The idea of a doe-only season in Door County was discussed earlier this year, but was nixed in April