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Is the DNR doing enough to monitor and control CWD?
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Burnett County celebrates ‘Jordan Buck’ centennial
In the September 19 edition of Wisconsin Outdoor News, contributing writer Joe Shead wrote:
Danbury, Wis. — It’s the nature of hunters to tell and re-tell the stories of their hunting triumphs, but few of these stories survive more than a generation. But then again, few hunting stories involve deer as large as the buck killed by James Jordan.
Jordan killed his legendary deer on Nov. 20, 1914, in Burnett County near Danbury. Decades after the buck was killed, it was officially scored at 2061⁄8 inches on the Boone and Crockett Club’s scoring scale, and has been surpassed only by Milo Hanson’s buck in Saskatchewan under the club’s “typical” whitetail category. In an era when the hunting market is flooded with gimmicks to help hunters grow and shoot more trophy bucks, hunters believe it’s pretty amazing that this deer has stood the test of time.
A century later, the “Jordan Buck” still ranks as the Wisconsin state record and the largest typical whitetail ever killed in the United States. Burnett County will honor the 100th anniversary of the hunt for its homegrown deer with several events.
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Do you favor raising the wolf population goal from the current level of 350 wolves to 500 wolves?
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Archers can assist with CWD surveillance
In the Sept. 6 issue of Wisconsin Outdoor News, editor Dean Bortz writes:
WAUSAU – The state Department of Natural Resources is again enlisting the help of deer hunters in Adams, Juneau, Portage and Marathon counties to assist in chronic wasting disease surveillance in the deer herd this fall.
“In the fall of 2012 CWD was discovered for the first time in three wild white-tailed deer in Adams, Juneau and Portage Counties” said DNR Wildlife Biologist Josh Karow. “To better define the geographic extend of CWD, we began focusing additional surveillance during the 2013 fall deer seasons within a 10-mile radius of where we found the three positive animals in 2012.”
As a result, an additional five CWD-positive wild deer were discovered in Central Wisconsin, three in Portage County and two in Adams County.
The Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection reported the discovery of a CWD positive deer harvested from a captive cervid facility in Marathon County in December of 2013.
DNR continues to expand CWD surveillance in this area. Hunters can assist with surveillance efforts by having any adult deer harvested within the 10-mile focus areas in Central Wisconsin tested for CWD.
Hunters can examine these focus areas by going to the DNR website and enter cwd sampling in the key word search. A map of the Central Wisconsin CWD Surveillance Areas can be found on that web page.
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