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Some Clark County Results from Statwide Conservation Congress Meetings

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 -- 9:47 AM

-Over 7,000 people came out to participate in the 2014 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Congress county meetings that were held in every county statewide on Monday.

The information hearings provide citizens with an opportunity to comment and indicate preference on a wide range of fish and wildlife management questions, Conservation Congress advisory questions, and to submit resolutions for rule changes they would like to see in the future. The Spring Hearings also provide an opportunity for citizens of each county to elect Wisconsin Conservation Congress delegates to represent them on natural resource issues.

There were 88 people in attendance here in Clark County. Taking a look at some of the items voted for or against by those present: they voted yes to allow trolling statewide, voted yes for various permit preference system rules, yes on banning deer baiting 10 days before the 9-day gun deer hunt, no on legalizing the harvesting of white and albino deer, no on retrieving hunting dogs from property without the landowner?s permission, no on wolf trapper education and more.

This year the annual spring deer herd status meetings were also held in conjunction with the Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings. The herd status meetings provided an early opportunity for hunters and other interested individuals to discuss the current status of the deer herd and ask other deer management questions. In addition, local wildlife biologists presented information about new deer hunting rules and regulations that were recently adopted as part of Deer Trustee Report implementation.

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