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Waupaca, Shawano County residents can't feed or bait deer anymore

Deer (Photo: Wisconsin Radio Network)
Deer (Photo: Wisconsin Radio Network)

SHAWANO, WI (WTAQ) - Starting Thursday, folks in Waupaca and Shawano counties can no longer feed deer, and use food as bait to attract the animals.

That used to be a big tool for deer hunters, and a relaxing backyard pastime for rural Wisconsinites -- until chronic wasting disease came along a dozen years ago.

The DNR rankled people by approving a statewide baiting and feeding ban. The agency scaled that back.

Now, the ban on deer baiting applies only in counties where a deer has tested positive for the fatal CWD brain disease -- plus counties within 10 miles of where an infected animal was found.

Thirty-five counties now have those bans -- almost half the state's 72 counties.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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