DSORe POLL s507

Results of POLL s506 Instant Survey: Do you think the DNR should manage largemouth and smallmouth bass with separate regulations?

YES 64% |  NO 18%MAYBE 9% UNDECIDED 9%OTHER %

IMPRESSIONS: 402   |   RESPONSES: 11 |   COMMENTS: 1

DSORe Poll s451

Instant Survey: Should Wisconsin’s spring turkey regulations be changed to allow a hunter to buy one permit and hunt anywhere in the state during a six-week spring season?

Wisconsin Spring Turkety Regs: Change or Not?

[Background on POLL s507]

Background:State Senate Bill 481, introduced by Sen. Jim Holperin, would eliminate the lottery system for allotting permits and the six separate hunting periods. Instead, hunters would purchase a turkey permit and hunt in any part of the state any time during the season.

Dan spoke with State Senator Glenn Grothman on Feb. 9. Grothman, a co-signer of the bill, said he was taking his name off the bill. He spoke with Sen. Holperin’s office and learned that most of the feedback they have received so far is against the bill. Sen. Grothman told Dan “It’s dead.”

That may be true, but you can bet someone will raise the issue again. The proper place for discussing regulations changes as sweeping as this is during the Spring Fish & Game Hearings. And we would like to hear what DNR upland game ecologist Scott Hull thinks of the proposal.

Read the history of the bill – download a copy – see for yourself.

Let us know what you think.

DSORe POLL s505

Results of POLL s504 Results for POLL s504

Should it be legal to pick up road-killed game regardless of the season?

YES 58% |  NO 33% |  MAYBE 0%  |  UNDECIDED 0%  |  OTHER 8%

IMPRESSIONS: 464  |   RESPONSES: 12 |   COMMENTS: 2

DSORe Poll s451

Instant Survey: Should the DNR increase overwinter goals for deer by 25% overall?

Increased Deer Herd: by how much?

[Background on POLL s505]

At the Spring Fish and Game Hearings, the Conservation Congress plans to ask sportsmen if they will support a 25% increase in the statewide overwinter goal from 737,000 deer to 912,000. Some legislators and sportsmen’s groups want to see the statewide deer herd increased.