DSORe POLL s1014

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LAST WEEK’S POLL RESULTS

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Do you approve of hunting with silencers?

3 COMMENTS

 

 

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THIS WEEK’S POLL


040415_dsore_s1014_pollpicWildlife experts say bill could be lethal for deer

On March 31, Dana Ferguson of the Associated Press, wrote:
“Republican lawmakers say they hope to put an end date on deer-feeding bans that have kept some Wisconsin residents from the pastime, but a wildlife expert warns the practice could harm the animals.”

Wisconsin law currently prohibits the baiting and feeding of deer in 35 counties: those where CWD-infected deer have been found and adjacent counties.

Ferguson reported that the author of the bill, Rep. Adam Jarchow, R-Balsam Lake, proposed the legislation because some residents in his district enjoy feeding and watching deer, which they can no longer do because of the discovery of a single CWD-infected deer in Washburn County in 2012. That discovery led to a ban on all baiting and feeding of deer in Washburn, Barron, Polk and Burnett counties.

Ferguson quotes UW-Madison assistant professor of forestry and wildlife ecology Tim Van Deelen as saying the practice of feeding deer puts them at risk of contracting CWD.

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DSORe POLL s537

Results for POLL s536
Should the Chicago Waterway System locks remain open for commerce?
YES 33% | NO 67% |  MAYBE 0%  |  UNDECIDED 0% |  OTHER 0%
IMPRESSIONS: 233  |  RESPONSES: 3  |  COMMENTS: 0
INSTANT SURVEY VOTE ON – POLL s537:

Should commercial trap nets be banned from Lake Michigan each year until Labor Day?
Trap Nets… Ban ’til Labor Day in Lake Michigan?

Background: Trap nets are large underwater nets used by commercial fishers to catch whitefish in the Great Lakes. Trap nets are preferred to gill nets and trawls because sport fish that are accidentally caught can be released alive. These underwater nets can pose a potential risk to recreational boating and fishing. Sport trolling is not advisable near them because downriggers, fishing lines, and propellers can get caught in the nets or anchor ropes.

During the summer months, trap nets are restricted to two small areas off Sheboygan and Manitowoc. In June, a sport fisherman died when his boat’s downrigger cable became tangled in a trap net. Waves caused the boat to capsize and the angler died of a heart attack.

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