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Apostle Islands hunting bill passes legislature


January 26, 2018


MADISON, Wis. — A bill to continue the muzzleloader deer hunt on the Apostle Islands passed the Wisconsin legislature Tuesday.

The state Senate passed the bi-partisan bill, which had originated in the state Assembly, sending the legislation to Gov. Scott Walker’s desk.

If signed into law, Assembly Bill 626 would eliminate a potential unintended consequence of Wisconsin Act 50 — which was passed in 2011. That law banned most gun-deer seasons prior to the Saturday before Thanksgiving, with the exception of the youth hunt, disabled hunters d...

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