Hraychuck Encourages Attendance at Deer Management Unit Meetings

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 at 6:17 am

MADISON – State Representative (D-Balsam Lake) and Assembly Fish and Wildlife Committee Chairwoman Ann Hraychuck encourages sportsmen and women to attend one of the deer management unit (DMU) population and status meetings held by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) this month.

“The biggest concern that I am hearing from sportsmen and women around the state is the whitetail deer population, a concern that I share with them,” said Hraychuck. She has met with DNR Secretary Matt Frank on this issue, as well as representatives from the Natural Resources Board, WI Wildlife Federation, WI Conservation Congress, Hunters’ Rights Coalition, and legislative colleagues in the Senate and Assembly.

These meetings are a great opportunity for those in the hunting community to learn about how the 2008 harvest results could affect the 2009 hunting season. The DMU meetings also serve as a forum for the public to provide feedback and share personal experience that may be of concern to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

“The annual DMU meetings are a chance for hunters to express their concerns and wishes to the DNR directly,” Hraychuck said.  “All Wisconsin hunters should take advantage of this opportunity to have their voices heard.”

DMU meetings are facilitated by DNR wildlife managers.  They will either have an initial informational presentation followed by a question and answer section or may be run in an open house style depending on the location.

Local DMU Meeting Details
March 17: Barron and Polk Counties, DMUs 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 22A, 23, Turtle Lake High School Library, 205 Oak St., Turtle Lake, 7 p.m., Kevin Morgan: 715-637-6867, Michelle Carlisle: 715-485-3518

March 19: Pierce and St Croix counties, DMUs 60A, 60B, 60M, St. Croix County Agriculture Services and Education Center, 1960 8th Ave., Baldwin, 4-9 p.m., Harvey Halvorsen: 715-684-2914 ext.113

March 23: Washburn and Burnett counties, DMUs 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, Wisconsin Agricultural Research Station, Hwy 70 East, Spooner, 6:30 p.m., Pete Engman: (715) 463-2896, Gary Dunsmoor: (715) 635-4092

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