KATHLEEN VINEHOUT
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New DNR Report: Who Should Pay to Protect and Encourage Fish and Wildlife?

Wisconsin is number one in hunting! Don’t take it from me. The Department of Natural Resources has studies to back it up.

A new DNR report noted Wisconsin had the number one Boone and Crockett Trophy whitetail entries from 2005-2010 and the number one black bear harvest of all states.

Wisconsinites hunt deer at nearly three times the US rate and fish at twice the US rate. We lead the nation in world record musky caught and are the reigning world record holder of brown trout.

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What it is Like to be a New Legislator

“Good morning, Senator,” said a Capitol staffer. It took me a moment to realize the man was talking to me. That was ten years ago.

This week fifteen new lawmakers raised their right hand and swore to uphold the Constitution. They celebrated with a day of family, photos and receptions.

I recall how exciting the day was and how that excitement quickly turned to the daunting challenge of adjusting to my new role of Senator.

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