Madison Office: 122 South, State Capitol  Phone: (608) 266-7745  E-mail: Sen.Harsdorf@legis.wi.gov

Special Deer Hunting Option for Returning Veterans

Returning service members who were deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan during the 2009 deer hunting season will have the opportunity to hunt using agricultural deer damage shooting permits. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has reached out to farmers who hold these tags to share them with returning veterans. The National Guard is working in conjunction with the DNR to inform service members of this new voluntary program. Farmers interested in sharing permits and returning soldiers interested in participating can contact the DNR by phone at 888-936-7463 or by sending an e-mail to: laurie.fike@wisconsin.gov . The DNR will match interested hunters and sharing farmers up for hunts starting this month.