Originally Posted by Chris in WI
The areas with higher populations aka. metro units are still shotgun. Also I believe that there is no gun hunting allowed in Milwaukee county-I think it is illegal to fire a gun in Mil. county unless at a firing range.
You might be right, but the map on page 7 http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/...egs/deer08.pdf
sure looks like shotguns are allowed in Milwaukee Cty. Racine and Kenosha counties are now in the rifle area. The only Metro unit that I see that stayed shotgun is the one around Madison. One very interesting part of this deal is that the area immediately around Madison has very high deer densities. Cherokee Marsh, the airport lands, loads of farmland, etc. areas with limited or no public access make up a huge chunk of those lands. If the conclusion of the DNR was that rifles are as safe as shotguns and that the reason for allowing rifles was to increase the deer kill, why was one of the areas with the highest deer concentrations left out of the new rifle zone?