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Old 12-07-2009, 07:28 AM
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Default WI Whitetail Population

The DNR is really getting it in the press these days with the lowest total kill count in 27 years!.

I just finally found the number I've been wanting to know: the desired herd size according to the DNR: 730,000 or 733,000. If my memory serves me, they recently estimated the herd size at 1.2 million so they're looking for about a 40% herd size reduction.

As I was searching the DNR site, I also stumbled upon this chart that shows how the DNR views the population by hunting unit. Though the categories are very broad, it gives you a more specific idea how the DNR views your hunting unit than just "herd control" or "regular."
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