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As promised hunters get "deer trustee" in Governor's adminstration


MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin’s long-promised “deer trustee” is about to come on board.

Governor Scott Walker issued an executive order Friday which orders his administration to retain an independent expert in managing the state’s deer herd.

The new person will told to review the DNR’s deer management practices by October first, and submit a preliminary report by next March first on any recommendations for changes.

The governor’s office says the new deer trustee will most likely be named next week.

The Republican Walker promised during his election campaign last year that he would bring in a deer expert. That’s after hunters have long complained that the state’s deer control policies are so out-of-date, they’ve caused a big drop in the herd – and much lower harvests by hunters