The DNR plans to present regulations to the Natural Resources Board this month that would remove eight zones in northwestern and central Wisconsin from the earn-a-buck program. The regulations would add six zones in southwestern Wisconsin, for an overall reduction of two.
The contentious program requires a hunter to kill an antlerless deer before taking a buck.
The state Department of Natural Resources says the program is needed to control a burgeoning deer herd. Hunters generally despise it because they have to pass up trophy bucks.