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Do you support the proposed changes in deer seasons and deer management?

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Should the proposed new Wisconsin deer regulations include a statewide ban on baiting and feeding?




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Statewide ban on baiting and feeding – or No – ???

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Not included in DNR proposals: statewide baiting, feeding ban

On Nov. 14, Wisconsin Outdoor News contributing writer Greg Seubert wrote:

Clintonville, Wis. — A statewide ban on baiting and feeding deer is not part of the DNR’s proposed changes for Wisconsin’s 2014 deer hunting seasons.

That doesn’t sit well with a member of the Regulations and Season Structure action team that recommended the ban this summer.

Tony Janecek, of Cecil, attended one of 35 statewide hearings in Clintonville on Oct. 29 on the DNR’s recommendations stemming from the Deer Trustee Report and the agency’s proposed changes for the 2014 seasons. He was also one of more than 50 people who spent seven Saturdays from April through July coming up with recommendations from the report, issued last year by Dr. James Kroll.

“Those recommendations on the seasons and permits and so forth were good recommendations,” Janecek said. “Unfortunately, the DNR chose not to advance all of the recommendations by the committee and that really concerns me because nobody told us they were going to review these and take what they wanted.

“They told us all the way along that these were going to be the final recommendations in the report and they were going to go out to these public hearings,” he added. “It didn’t happen.”

A statewide ban on baiting and feeding is ultimately up the state Legislature. The action team voted 13-2 in July in Stevens Point in favor of the ban to give lawmakers some direction.

Baiting and feeding of deer is now banned in Adams, Barron, Burnett, Calumet, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, Lafayette, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marquette, Milwaukee, Polk, Portage, Racine, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Sheboygan, Vernon, Walworth, Washburn, Washington, Waukesha, Waushara, and Wood counties.

Mark Noll, of Alma, who served on the action team with Janecek, voted for the ban.

“I think the important thing when you look at Dr. Kroll’s recommendation, the key word is to resolve the baiting and feeding issue,” he said after the team took its vote in July. “Why do we need to resolve it? Because it’s tearing hunters apart and it’s tearing the hunting community apart.”

Janecek said the team spent a lot of time discussing the pros and cons of such a ban.

“Regardless of how you feel about baiting and feeding, the public is not going to be given a chance to express how they feel in these meetings because that recommendation – a very strong, highly supported recommendation of no baiting, no feeding – never was advanced,” he said. “Nobody in the state will be able to address that. It was one of the issues that Dr. Kroll said needed to be talked about. It is a big issue and I’m really disappointed. I was there and I think that issue deserves to be talked about at public meetings. It was dropped off of our recommendations.”

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Do you favor the legalization of crossbows for use by any hunter during any deer season statewide?

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INSTANT SURVEY VOTE ON – POLL s806 Do you favor allowing trolling statewide with up to 3 hooks, baits, or lures per angler?

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Allowing Trolling Statewide

Question 6 in this year’s statewide Spring Fish & Wildlife Public Hearing Questionnaire reads: This proposal would allow trolling statewide with up to 3 hooks, baits or lures per angler. “Trolling” means trailing a lure or bait from a boat propelled by a means other than drifting or rowing. Trolling is generally prohibited, except where specifically authorized by rule. Trolling is currently allowed for certain disabled anglers by special permit and on all waters in 19 counties; on one or more waters in 45 counties (105 total waters); and on all boundary waters with IA, MN, and MI, except in Vilas County boundary waters with MI. Under current rules, motorboats trailing a sucker or other minnow behind the moving boat while occupants are casting and retrieving another lure is not allowed on waters closed to trolling. However, “position fishing” is fishing in a manner where the line extends vertically into the water while the boat is maneuvered by the use of a motor and is not considered trolling. This method is allowed on all waters statewide. Motor trolling is already allowed on many Wisconsin waters, as well as in all surrounding states and provinces, with no known adverse effects. Allowing trolling statewide would

  1. simplify regulations by eliminating confusion about where trolling is or is not allowed (all the same fishing methods would be allowed on every water)
  2. allow moving boats to trail behind suckers or other minnows while occupants are casting on all waters; 3) eliminate the need to define “position fishing”
  3. eliminate the need for disabled anglers to have to apply for trolling permits
  4. provide additional fishing opportunities for anglers who may have difficulty fishing by other methods.

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Do you favor the legalization of rifles for deer hunting statewide?

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Do you favor the legalization of crossbows for use by any hunter during any deer season statewide?


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Crossbow legalization, for any hunter, statewide …???

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No ‘let-off’ in sight on crossbow issue

In the Jan. 25 issue of Wisconsin Outdoor News, contributing writer Lee Fahrney wrote: Madison — Much of the debate in the upcoming legislative session will focus on such topics such as job creation, education, and funding for new highway construction, but if the spirited discussion at DNR headquarters on Jan. 3 is any indication, Wisconsin’s sportsmen and women would do well to keep checking the radar for new legislation that might change the face of the archery deer season.

Rumors of new attempts to install a “full-inclusion” crossbow season have been circulating for months, but speculation about a bill popping up in the Legislature during the new session appears to be escalating. Why else would two legislators, a Natural Resources Board member, the National Rifle Association, and representatives from a dozen or so sportsmen’s groups show up for a meeting on the subject?

Why the NRA? State lobbyist Brent Gardner says his organization has a policy that fosters access and opportunity.

“The big issue is we’re seeing a decline in new hunters across the board nationwide,” he said. “In our research, one of the largest areas of potential growth in hunting is with women. There is also great potential among the young,” Gardner added, pointing out that the trend across the country is for greater use of crossbows, a move that encourages more young people and women to become active in hunting and target shooting.

“There are already 22 states using crossbows, and seven more will probably be added this year,” Gardner said.

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Is Wisconsin doing enough to control invasive species?

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Do you favor the legalization of rifles for deer hunting statewide?


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Rifles OK for deer hunting – statwide – Yea or Nay…???

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Rule changes will be examined at DNR meetings

In the Jan. 19 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, outdoors editor Paul Smith wrote:

Should Wisconsin allow rifles for deer hunting statewide? Allow the overnight – even season-long – placement of tree stands on state property? Allow motor trolling on waters statewide? Allow largemouth bass to be harvested from northern Wisconsin lakes in May and June?

The Department of Natural Resources has recommended these and other potential rule changes for inclusion on the 2013 spring hearings questionnaire.

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