|Results for POLL s634|
Do you approve of the new Enterprise Agency pilot program for restructuring Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources?
YES 29% | NO 57% | MAYBE 0% | UNDECIDED 14% | OTHER 0 % | IMPRESSIONS: 157 RESPONSES: 7 | COMMENTS: 0
|INSTANT SURVEY VOTE ON – POLL s635
Will you apply for a concealed-carry permit?
Concealed-Carry on DNR lands … R U Ready ???
How do the new CCW law changes affect me as a hunter, trapper, recreational vehicle operator or user of DNR lands?
Wisconsin’s Concealed Carry law goes into effect on November 1.
If you are considering applying for a permit to carry a concealed weapon, you should read carefully the information available on the…
|Results for POLL s550|
|Were you happy with this year’s Wisconsin nine-day gun deer season?
YES 50% | NO 50% | MAYBE 7% | UNDECIDED 0% | OTHER 0%
IMPRESSIONS: 175 | RESPONSES: 10 | COMMENTS: 0
INSTANT SURVEY VOTE ON – POLL s551
Does Wisconsin have too many fishing tournaments?
|Too Many Fishing Tournaments … ???|
|BACKGROUND: 80,000 competed in Wisconsin fishing tournaments in 2010
MADISON — Eighty-thousand anglers competed in 595 fishing tournaments in Wisconsin in 2010 and reeled in $3.9 million in prize money, according to statistics from the state’s fishing tournament permit system.
Larger fishing tournaments have had to get permits since the mid-1990s, but a 2004 law directed the Department of Natural Resources to update rules as tournaments increased. DNR worked with an advisory group to revise the rules to establish limits on the size and number of tournaments on some lakes and rivers to minimize concerns such as crowding, the spread of invasive species, and indirect fish mortality.
In 2010, there were 637 applications for tournaments; all but one were approved, although some applications were withdrawn or the forms incomplete, and some events were cancelled. “Based on what we’ve seen so far, there doesn’t seem to be any major issues with the capacity limits — tournament organizers are getting the lakes and dates they wanted,” says Jonathan Hansen, one of the fisheries biologists who works on tournament permitting issues.
|Results for POLL s548|
|Do you think Wisconsin should allow concealed carry of handguns?
YES 91% | NO 9% | MAYBE 0% | UNDECIDED 0% | OTHER 0%
IMPRESSIONS: 225 | RESPONSES: 46 | COMMENTS: 0
|INSTANT SURVEY VOTE ON – POLL s549
Now that the state Senate, Assembly and governor’s office will be controlled by the Republican party, do you trust the GOP to make the best decisions on state natural resource issues? (courtesy of Wisconsin Outdoor News)
|Political Confidence: Natural Resource Decisions …?|
Madison — The November gubernatorial election will mean big changes for the DNR. At the top, a new DNR secretary is assured. Governor-elect Scott Walker will appoint a DNR secretary who has Republican connections. The current secretary, Matt Frank, was appointed by outgoing Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle.
Whether the new DNR secretary comes out of the state Legislature or is someone in the conservation or legal fields remains to be seen.