Appleton, Wis. (WFRV) The state's new Deer Trustee is helping to mend fences between the Wisconsin DNR and hunters. James Kroll was appointed to the position last October by Governor Walker. Since then, he's drafted a critical report of DNR practices in our state.
He's pointed about problems with the sex, age, kill practice as well as the handling of chronic wasting disease. Over all, the biggest concern remains the age old question: "What is the appropriate deer population for Wisconsin?"
"The guys at the DNR, once they got over the shock of our report, they are ready to develop a 21st century model," Kroll says.
Solutions to some of these problems will come from you: Kroll and his team are traveling throughout the state to gather input from hunters about these topics. The first meeting takes place tonight (April 16) at 7PM in Appleton North High School's auditorium. It will be streamed live on the internet for those who cannot attend. The group will travel to Rhinelander on Tuesday, Hayward on Wednesday, Black River Falls on Thursday and Mount Horeb on Friday. They'll finish up with a meeting in Milwaukee Saturday April 21st at State Fair Park.
Local 5's Bret Lemoine will have much more on this story for our 10PM broadcast.