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Do you approve of the new system of separate bonus antlerless deer tags for public and private land?

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Do you approve of the sale of antlerless permits at a reduced rate as part of the Deer Management Assistance Program?

Natural Resources Board approves conditions of antlerless permit issuance through Deer Management Assistance Program

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HAYWARD, Wis. Conditions under which antlerless tags are issued through the Deer Management Assistance Program, recommended by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, were approved Aug. 13 by the Natural Resources Board.

“The approval of these recommendations will provide greater flexibility to DMAP participants to manage habitat on their land for the benefit of wildlife through antlerless deer harvest,” said DMAP Coordinator Bob Nack.

DMAP cooperators enrolled in level two or three will be eligible to purchase reduced-price antlerless tags, following a property visit from DNR staff and a discussion of both short and long-term property goals with landowners. Landowners and department staff will discuss deer harvest strategies aimed at finding a balance between providing for quality wildlife habitat and continuing to ensure an enjoyable deer hunting experience.

DMAP cooperators who purchase antlerless tags in 2014 may transfer these tags to others wishing to hunt on the enrolled property. It is important to note that these tags may only be used within the enrolled DMAP property. Antlerless tags may not be transferred to hunters for more than the $6 face-value price.

DMAP is one of several new programs and changes resulting from a two-year review of Wisconsin’s deer management program. DMAP will give landowners the tools and technical assistance needed to manage their property for deer and other wildlife. The program encourages sound land stewardship practices on private and public land, provides landowners with educational and networking opportunities, and helps improve relationships between landowners, hunters and DNR.

Hunters are encouraged to check out the frequently asked questions page for more information. The FAQ feature provides brief responses to a wide variety of deer hunting questions, ranging from deer management unit boundaries to antlerless permits. To view the FAQ page and view more information regarding crossbow deer hunting, visit the WDNR website and search keyword deer.

For more information regarding the Deer Management Assistance Program, please visit the WDNR website and search keyword DMAP.

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Do you favor simplifying the conditions for being able to transfer a limited draw harvest permit or points by simply allowing transfer to any other person who is legally able to hunt or trap in this state?

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Transfer of harvest permit or points …?

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The Question: “Do you favor simplifying the conditions for being able to transfer a limited draw harvest permit or points by simply allowing transfer to any other person who is legally able to hunt or trap in this state?”WHAT do YOU think of this.


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Transfers of limited draw hunting and trapping permits

DNR Wildlife Advisory Question 30 on this year’s Spring Fish and Wildlife Public Hearing Questionnaire asks if you favor simplifying the process used to transfer hunting permits to other individuals.

Under current law, the transfer of certain limited draw preference points for specific hunting and trapping opportunities is allowed if the transfer is to a minor in any situation or if the transfer is to a surviving spouse, personal representative, guardian, or trustee upon the death of the person who earned the preference points. These limited draw permits include bear, bobcat, fisher, otter, wolf, elk, sharp-tailed grouse and turkeys.

A person who has drawn a wolf harvesting license can also transfer their permit to any person who is legally able to hunt or trap in this state.

The department receives many requests but is not able to allow the transfer of permits in additional situations. For instance, the department has been asked to transfer permits to terminally ill individuals, senior citizens, and veterans.

Rather than expand the number of classes of people to whom a limited draw harvest permit may be transferred, it would be less complicated to simply allow the transfer of permits to any other person who is legally able to hunt or trap in this state. This is how wolf permit transfers are currently handled. A simple law allowing transfers would avoid making people prove that they have a certain illness or establish other complicated regulations. Some potential hunters and trappers would appreciate this type of customer service.

However, some people think that expanding the number of people to whom permits may be transferred will result in an increase in the number of applicants for limited draw permits and result in an overall increase in the number of preference points that would be needed for success in the drawing. The wait required to draw a tag would likely increase. Drawing certain permits, such as for bear or bobcat, can require 5 or more years of preference points.

Through this advisory question, the department is asking people to weigh their concerns about customer service and simplicity against concerns about permit availability.

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