MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board has approved a plan restricting hunting in state parks. It also limited the dates hunting will be allowed.
The board met Tuesday in Madison, where it heard from scores of residents upset about the new law opening up nearly all of Wisconsin's state parks and trails to hunting.
Because of public backlash in recent weeks the state Department of Natural Resources proposed a compromise for the board to consider. The DNR suggested making about 36 percent of state parkland off-limits for any hunting.
The board accepted that proposal, and went further by limiting the hunting seasons. Whereas the DNR proposed allowing hunting in the remaining parks between mid-October and late May, the board restricted hunting to one month in autumn and another in April.
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