|Results for POLL s545|
|Do you agree with Wisconsin’s 10-year-old minimum for the mentored hunt?
YES 67% | NO 22% | MAYBE 11% | UNDECIDED 0% | OTHER 0%
IMPRESSIONS: 354 | RESPONSES: 18 | COMMENTS: 0
|INSTANT SURVEY VOTE ON – POLL s546
Governor-elect Scott Walker has proposed to appoint a “deer trustee” to oversee the DNR’s deer-management practices. Do you think this is a good idea?
|BACKGROUND: Walker announced in September that if elected he would appoint a “deer trustee” to oversee the DNR’s management of the state’s white-tailed deer herd. “Like most sportsmen, I’m tired of sitting in a deer stand all day and not seeing any deer,” said Walker. “As governor, I will name a ‘Whitetail Deer Trustee’ to monitor the health and population of the deer herd. That way, we take the politics out of the forest and put the deer back in.” What Walker did not say was that he has hunted deer for only the past two seasons. Read more here:
During the recent gubernatorial campaign, Walker claimed that Gov. Jim Doyle and the DNR have not put hunters first and have mismanaged the deer herd and as a result, “the deer population has dwindled.” PolitiFact Wisconsin rated Walker’s claims as “barely true.” Read more here: