- Associated Press - Sunday, October 12, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin wildlife officials say hunters have registered nearly 1,000 deer remotely so far this fall.

The Department of Natural Resources’ board approved a plan in January to eliminate in-person deer check stations and move completely to online and phone registration by 2015. The plan was part of a package of recommendations Texas researcher James Kroll gave the DNR on how to improve deer management in the state.

DNR officials asked 200 hunters in each of Wisconsin’s 72 counties to register their kills remotely this fall to help the agency perfect the system for next year. They say that as of Sept. 30 hunters had registered 432 deer online and 531 deer by phone.

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