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DNR to hold meetings for area hunters on deer herds

Wildlife biologists from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will be on hand give hunters in the area an insight on deer herd populations during two meetings being planned.

The first meeting will be held on March 19 for Dunn and Pepin counties from 2-5 p.m. at the Dunn County Fish and Game Clubhouse located at 1600 Pine Ave. in Menomonie. Contact Jess Carstens at 715.232,1519 for questions regarding this meeting.

The second meeting is for Pierce and St. Croix counties and will be held on March 25, from 7-9 p.m. in the community conference room at the U.S. Department of Agriculture/University of Wisconsin - Extension office which is located at 1960 8th Ave. in Baldwin (just south of the Andersen Ford on Highway 63).

Contact Harvey Halvorsen at 715.684.2913, ext. 113 for questions regarding this meeting.

Biologists will provide information on preliminary deer population estimates for each of deer management units and information on the structure of the 2008 deer hunting season.

DNR officials say that also on the agenda are October antlerless-only gun hunts, deer harvest histories by unit and efforts to control chronic wasting disease.