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Results in from DNR spring hearings


Wisconsin (WQOW) - Results are in from this week's DNR spring hearings with most of the proposed changes winning support.

State residents voted in favor of allowing the use of rifles statewide for deer hunting, ending the December antlerless deer hunt, and increasing the cost of a deer license for non-residents.

Other proposed changes that won support include allowing anglers to keep largemouth bass caught in the early season in northern Wisconsin and changing bass bag and size limits on Eau Claire's Half Moon Lake.

Residents voted against allowing trolling statewide. The majority also opposed expanded use of crossbows for deer hunting, and did not support allowing hunters to leave portable tree stands up overnight on DNR lands.

Also winning support were rules that would allow wolf hunters to train dogs on wolves during daylight hours during the wolf season and the month of March. All of the votes are advisory.

Click here for the complete list of results.

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