A state advisory group has recommended about 60 ideas for renewing Wisconsin’s fight against chronic wasting disease in the deer herd. The panel completed four months of work by making its final proposals Wednesday.
The biggest measure involves what the committee calls “targeted culling” of deer on private and public lands that the DNR can reach.
Big Game leader Bob Nack says the “culling” would not be as complete as the controversial eradication of deer from diseased areas a number of years ago, and panel member George Meyer says the “culling” would most likely make the most highly populated deer areas thinner.
Other proposals would seek to keep the fatal deer brain disease from spreading from wild deer to captive animals in game farms.