New bill could introduce new deer hunting season in Wisconsin
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MADISON - A new law being introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature could soon create a new deer hunting season. The bill could create a crossbow season separate from traditional bow season, according to Wisconsin Public Radio.
“Harvesting a deer with a broadhead that's on the end of a longer, thinner arrow, versus harvesting a deer with a broadhead that's on a shorter, stockier arrow — the deer is still harvested,” Rep. Chris Danou, one of the co-authors of the bill, told WPR. “And it still requires a level of skill and commitment to be able to effectively hunt.”
Mike Brust, president of the Wisconsin Bowhunters Association, said the technologies of crossbows allow for less skill than traditional bowhunting. He added that the group would be okay with a new season, as long as it doesn't interefere with the traditional bowhunting season.