CDAC recommended an increase from 125 to 700 antlerless tags for Central Forest Public Land. Members justified quadruple increase in tags based on forestry's dire warning on (supposed) over browsing of new growth and members believe that if they issue more tags, more hunters will show up, and kill more deer which shows that there are more deer than the harvest trends for the past 6 years show. Not one of the members that supported the increase actually hunt and only one (Forestry rep) have spent time in the affected area.
As one that hunts this area I am very concerned about this increase, I don't see the herd increase that justifies this.
I have provided a link to a comment form and contact information for the members:
Comment form link: https://dnrwi.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6u2vseCbWjo6dEO
Member contact information: https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/CDACFind.aspx
Once link is up go to Eau Claire County.