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Do you think the proposed trout regulations changes will result in more trout anglers?

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Improvment from CDAC in deer management …???

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Do you think the new County Deer Advisory Councils will improve deer management in Wisconsin?

County Deer Advisory Councils will provide great opportunity for local input and deer herd management throughout Wisconsin

Poll Pic S930MADISON — Planning for the 2015 deer hunting season is underway, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Conservation Congress encourage anyone interested in discussing their local deer herd to attend a County Deer Advisory Council meeting this fall.

Each CDAC will meet in September, October, and December to determine a three-year deer population goal of increase, decrease, or stabilize.

County Deer Advisory Councils will give folks the opportunity to become directly involved in managing deer in their county,” said Kevin Wallenfang, DNR big game ecologist. “The creation of CDACs is something that has never been done before – we’re anxious and excited to be working with a wide range of stakeholders.”

In 2014, council meetings will be held at designated locations in all 72 counties. Meeting locations will be arranged locally, and all will begin at 7 p.m. Each council is made up of members who represent various stakeholder groups impacted by deer, including hunters, tourism, agriculture, forestry and others. Each county’s meetings will be chaired by a Conservation Congress delegate.

DNR County Deer Advisory Councils are part of an effort to provide for more public input on deer management issues and give stakeholders greater responsibility in managing local deer numbers.

Council meetings will develop recommendations to the DNR regarding deer population objectives in their respective county, antlerless quotas, and season structure options. Through their participation, CDAC members and meeting participants will be given a direct stake in managing Wisconsin’s deer herd.

Three meetings will be held this fall, as will happen every three years, to develop deer herd population objective recommendations to the department. Councils will meet each spring to develop antlerless deer harvest quotas for deer hunting seasons and consider various strategies to meet population objectives.

Local department staff will be on hand to present information and answer any questions and discuss possible strategies for managing the local deer herd.

Those unable to attend a local meeting will be able to view meeting agendas and minutes on the department’s website.

To find a meeting location in your area [PDF] and learn more about County Deer Advisory Councils, visit WDNR web site and search keyword CDAC.

Deer hunters and those interested in helping manage their local deer herd are encouraged to check out the frequently asked questions [PDF] document for any questions regarding councils. To view a more general FAQ page, visit WDNR web site and search keyword deer.

For more information contact:

  • Kevin Wallenfang, DNR big game ecologist – (608) 261-7589

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Do you approve of the sale of antlerless permits at a reduced rate as part of the Deer Management Assistance Program?

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“Trout regs change = more anglers …???

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Do you think the proposed trout regulations changes will result in more trout anglers?

Proposed inland trout regulations aim to increase opportunities for anglers

Color-coded system helps simplify inland trout fishing
Poll Pic S930MADISON – The public will have an opportunity to provide input on proposals to simplify existing inland trout fishing regulations and provide more quality trout fishing opportunities at 10 public meetings that will be held throughout the state beginning Sept. 3.

Beyond simplifying the rules for anglers, communities that serve as home to Wisconsin’s 13,000 miles of trout streams will likely see additional economic benefits as a result of proposed extensions to the spring and fall seasons and elimination of the current five-day closure says Joanna Griffin, trout coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

“Wisconsin’s trout fishing regulations and seasons were last reviewed in 2003 and much has changed, including improved fish populations,” says Scot Stewart, DNR district fish supervisor. “Guided by public input, we’ve developed draft rules that support the continued health of our trout waters while making the fishing experience easier for anglers.”

DNR has sought public input throughout the rule review process and the next step is to bring the proposed rules to the public for final comment. Since 2011, DNR staff members have hosted 31 public meetings, developed three angler surveys, organized trout task force stakeholder meetings and developed advisory questions for spring hearings hosted by the Wisconsin Conservation Congress.

The public feedback has resulted in a proposal that reduces the number of special regulations from more than 40 to 12. The proposal also creates uniformity on streams within small geographic areas.

The new system uses color-coding resembling a stoplight to guide anglers. Under the proposed rules:

  • Green means go fish – with no length limit, a bag limit of five fish and no bait restrictions
  • Yellow means caution – with an 8 inch length limit, a bag limit of three fish and no bait restrictions
  • Red means special regulations are in place. Anglers are advised to stop and understand the regulations before fishing

Changes also are proposed in the season dates for inland trout fishing. The current early catch and release season runs from March 1 up to five days before the regular fishing opener. The proposal would extend the early catch and release season to Jan. 1 and would run right to the regular fishing opener with no five-day closure period.

“Thanks to the participation of anglers and interested citizens throughout the state, we are ready to move forward with the next steps,” Stewart says.

Ten public meetings are scheduled for September to gather additional citizen comments. The process will conclude with spring hearings and a vote in conjunction with a meeting of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress.

The fall public meetings will be held:

  • September 3, Waukesha – 7 p.m., room 151, DNR Satellite Center, 141 NW Barstow St.
  • September 4, Dodgeville – 7 p.m., DNR Satellite Center, 1500 N. Johns St.
  • September 9
    • Green Bay – 6 p.m., DNR Service Center, 2984 Shawano Ave.
    • La Crosse – 6:30 p.m., Room B19-20 (lower level), DNR Satellite Center, 3550 Mormon Coulee Road.
    • Wausau – 6:30 p.m., DNR Satellite Center, 5301 Rib Mountain Road.
  • September 10
    • Hayward – 7 p.m. DNR Satellite Center, 10220 State Highway 27
    • Waupaca – 6 p.m., Rm. B, Waupaca Public Library, 107 S. Main St.
  • September 11
    • Eau Claire – 6:30 p.m., Room 158/185, DNR Service Center, 1300 W. Clairemont Ave.
    • Fitchburg – 7-9 p.m., Gathering Waters and Glaciers Edge meeting rooms, DNR Service Center, 3911 Fish Hatchery Road
  • September 16, Ashland – 7 p.m., DNR Satellite Center, 2501 Golf Course Road

For more information about the proposed trout regulations, visit dnr.wi.gov and search for “trout review.” In addition to the public meetings, comments may be submitted to Joanna Griffin by email to joanna.griffin@wisconsin.gov or mailed to PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921.

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