Do you support a legislative change to ban deer baiting and feeding statewide from September 1 through the last day of any deer hunting season?




MADISON — Proposed rules related to deer management, hunting, and implementation of the 2012 White-tailed Deer Trustee’s Report and white-tailed deer population objectives for Wisconsin deer management units are among the issues the state Natural Resources Board will take up at its February 25 meeting in Madison.

The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 25, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster St., Madison.
The board will also consider:
  • Wisconsin Conservation Congress logoproposed revisions to administrative rules intended to provide consistency and standardization of eligibility and reimbursement standards for the state, counties, and municipalities for their assistance with Department of Natural Resources law enforcement programs, such as all-terrain vehicle, snowmobile and boating.
  • a request for the state parks program to undertake a master plan amendment process at Rib Mountain State Park for the purpose of expanding the Granite Peak Ski Area;
  • a request for public hearings for emergency and permanent rules related to the DNRs environmental analysis and review program;
  • making adjustments to laboratory certification and registration program fees.
The board will also hear updates on the history of the Natural Resources Board and the proposed 2015-17 DNR budget.
The complete February board agenda is available by searching the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov for keyword “NRB” and clicking on the button for “view agendas.”
The public may testify at board meetings on topics open for public comment (listed on the agenda) and during the citizen participation period. The deadline to register to speak at the board meeting or to submit comments is 11 a.m. on Friday, February 20, 2015. The public may also submit written comments about issues that come before the board. For more information see the board public participation page of the DNR website.
Board meetings are webcast live. People can watch the meeting over the Internet by going to the NRB page of the DNR website and clicking on “NRB webcasts” link under the “Meeting materials” tab. Then click on this month’s meeting. After each meeting, the webcast will be permanently available on demand.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT  Laurie Ross, board liaison, 608-267-7420 or Bill Cosh, DNR spokesperson, 608-267-2773
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 Are there enough public shooting ranges in Wisconsin?


Do you agree with Gov. Walker’s proposals to freeze Stewardship Fun spending and make the Natural Resources Board advisory to DNR?

Gov. Walker’s proposed Budget freezes stewardship purchases, makes DNR board advisory

Gov. Scott Walker announced major components of his proposed biennial budget at a joint session of the State Legislature Tuesday evening. Among the elements of the Governor’s proposed budget, several would impact the Department of Natural Resources and the Natural Resources Board. In the Feb. 4 issue of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reporters Lee Bergquist and Paul Smith wrote:

The Department of Natural Resources faces fundamental changes under Gov. Scott Walker’s two-year budget, with one proposal to freeze state land purchases and another to eliminate the authority of its venerable citizens board.

READ MORE HERE: http://www.jsonline.com/news/budget-freezes-stewardship-purchases-makes-dnr-board-advisory-budget-freezes-stewardship-purchases-b-290723841.html 


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Which of three proposed alternative plans for the Sauk Prairie Recreation Area do you favor?

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Should Wisconsin Ojibwe tribal members be allowed to hunt deer at night on off-reservation public lands in the Ceded Territory?

Take the POLL: VOTE!
Traditional night hunt deer… ???

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The Question: “Should Wisconsin Ojibwe tribal members be allowed to hunt deer at night on off-reservation public lands in the Ceded Territory?”WHAT do YOU think of this.


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Wisconsin Chippewa tribes want to hunt deer at night

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has long banned hunting deer at night because of safety concerns. The five bands of Lake Superior Ojibwe agreed to abide by this prohibition when they argued successfully for their hunting and fishing rights before U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb in the 1980s. Now, the tribes contend, because the DNR has allowed deer hunting in the CWD zone and wolf hunting at night, they should be allowed to hunt deer at night.

This issue is currently before Judge Crabb in a trial expected to last into next week. A treaty-rights expert has testified the Ojibwe traditionally hunted deer at night, and the tribes say they will implement strict regulations to ensure that off-reservation night hunting is done safely.


NEXT WEEK: Results for POLL S830