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State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

Public hearing planned about 2009 deer hunt

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hunters are angry.

This season,
hunters bagged the fewest deer in 27 years according to initial figures from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The 2009 harvest of 195,647 deer is a 29 percent decline from 2008’s harvest of 276, 985 deer.

Ed Harvey, chairman of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress said, “There's a lot of dissatisfied hunters. It's one thing to not get a deer. It's another thing entirely to not even see a deer."

One hunter from Tomahawk is so upset he is organizing a campaign, asking other hunters to send him their tags and personal stories about the 2009 hunt. He will present them to the offices of the DNR. 

Thursday, December 17th, 2009, the Senate Natural Resources Committee and Assembly Fish and Wildlife Committee are scheduled to hold a joint public hearing in Madison to review the just-completed hunting season and discuss deer management unit population goals.

The hearing will be held in Room 411 South of the state Capitol at 10:00 a.m. Hunters and concerned citizens are urged to attend. If you cannot attend and would like me to forward your comments to committee members, please send me your request and comments. 

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