DSORe POLL S807

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POLL Results S806

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INSTANT SURVEY VOTE ON – POLL s806
Do you favor allowing the unattended, overnight placement of portable stands and blinds on DNR owned and managed lands, but limiting the period when stands and blinds may be left unattended to September 1 through the following January 31?


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The Question:“Do you favor allowing the unattended, overnight placement of portable stands and blinds on DNR owned and managed lands, but limiting the period when stands and blinds may be left unattended to September 1 through the following January 31?

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QUESTION 41 on this year’s Spring Fish & Wildlife Hearings reads: Allow unattended, overnight placement of portable stands and blinds on DNR owned and managed lands (2014)

Currently the overnight, unattended placement of tree stands and ground blinds for hunting is not allowed on Department managed lands. This regulation is designed to prevent the “staking out” or making advance claims to hunting locations in favor of a first-come-first served practice. However the overnight placement, remaining in place for as long as an entire season, of stands is allowed on some other public lands not managed by DNR and may also be practical on Department lands.

This proposal asks members of the public to balance a philosophy of trying to reduce conflict and maintain a level playing field on public lands versus the convenience of not having to carry and place a tree stand or blind for each hunt, especially for an aging demographic of hunters.

Under this proposal, tree stands could only be placed beginning on September 1 and must be removed by January 31 of the following year. The proposal requires that all unattended tree stands be marked with the owner’s Department customer identification number or name and address. It would be illegal to cause damage to the tree, but careful pruning of limbs less than 1 inch in diameter would not be considered causing damage to the tree the stand is placed in. This does not permit cutting trees, bush and other vegetation for shooting lanes.

This proposal would clarify that any person may use a stand that is not occupied and being used by the owner and that stand placement does not reserve a location for exclusive use by any individual. However, the owner of the blind or stand would retain the authority to remove and relocate their stand at any time. It would be illegal to relocate a blind or stand that was lawfully placed by another.

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