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EAB alternative doe only for wisconsin!

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Its question 57 for a alternative to eab that would make bowseason doe only except for one to two weeks. This way gun season would be normal. Get to your meetings. this was on wisconsin bowhunters legislation watch. If you have never done anything like this before its time to start. This is not a joke. Check it out PLEASE. Here is a run down i posted for ya to read.


Your bow season is at risk. While reading through the Conservation Congress Spring hearings questions, I came across question 57 which seeks to make the archery season an antlerless only season except for opening weekend and two weeks during the rut. Bowhunters would not be allowed to harvest a buck at any other time of the bow season if this passes.

It is being labeled an "EAB alternative" is really an attack on bowhunters. The wording is sneaky enough not to mention the bow season which is most likely an attempt to trick unsuspecting CC voters into voting for it as an "Alternative" to EAB on the grounds of fairness. By fairness, it means that since gun hunters get an opening weekend and the 9 day season to hunt bucks that bowhunters should only get that same amount of time to harvest bucks.

As a Bowhunter, you have more reason than ever to attend the April 13th spring hearing to vote NO to question 57. Please make sure to spread the word about this assault on the bow season.

Here is the wording as it appears in the CC spring hearing book.

QUESTION 57 – An EAB Alternative

The use of the Earn-a-Buck deer season in Wisconsin has been controversial, unpopular, and seemingly unfair to many hunters since its inception. Yet, EAB has proven to be effective at reducing high deer populations. It accomplishes this by tying the ability, opportunity, and desire for harvesting a buck with the biological necessity of harvesting antlerless deer. Sadly, EAB does this on an individual hunter basis where one hunter may be able to hunt bucks for over 100 days, while another hunter may never have even one day’s chance.

Another way of utilizing the same “ability, opportunity, and desire for harvesting a buck” would be to implement a full-length antlerless season with a shortened buck harvest period. Season opening weekends (and perhaps a two or three week rutting period) would always be open for buck harvest so everyone in the DMU has the same chance at that time for a buck every year that the program is in effect. Antlerless harvest would be spurred on during the rest of the season by the desire to return to a full-season buck hunting opportunity again. Specific time periods and trigger points for the implementation of such a management tool could be developed cooperatively with the DNR. All hunters under this system would and should be treated equally.

In areas or DMUs of high over-goal deer populations and in an effort to provide equal buck-hunting opportunity to all hunters in those units, would you prefer the concept of shortening buck hunting opportunity by limiting the buck harvest equally for all hunters on a seasonal basis instead of limiting individual opportunity through the use of EAB?

To find out where your county CC hearing is, go to the following link.

http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/nrboard/congress/spring_hearings/index.html
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Let's keep this one at the top! I will definitely be at the meeting in Menomonie, and this info is going out to everyone I can think of.

One of the arguments states that us "bowhunters" have over 100 days to get a doe and receive an Earn a Buck sticker, whereas the rifle hunters only have the chance during the nine day gun season.

Excuse me, but what law in this state says that gun hunters can't bowhunt? They have every right to get out and bowhunt just as much as us diehards. The DNR in this state insists upon instilling the will of MADISON on us, and it's getting old! Let's not even get into the debate about the WOLVES that we now have running around here. phhft

Everyone that reads this, please get out and vote.
 

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One of the arguments states that us "bowhunters" have over 100 days to get a doe and receive an Earn a Buck sticker, whereas the rifle hunters only have the chance during the nine day gun season.
I haven't seen a doe in 2 seasons......Plenty of bucks though. Kinda hard to get a buck permit when there aren't any does around.....

Interesting thing, i've seen probably 30 different bucks in the past two seasons, hardly any scrapes anymore.

strange thing though is that if there are less does, shouldn't there be more scrapes?..... what's up with that?????? ( just seems wierd since last year i had only found 3 scrapes on OVER 400 acres)


This is disgusting, i'll be at Union Grove in Racine to cast my vote!
 

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Let's keep this one at the top! I will definitely be at the meeting in Menomonie, and this info is going out to everyone I can think of.

One of the arguments states that us "bowhunters" have over 100 days to get a doe and receive an Earn a Buck sticker, whereas the rifle hunters only have the chance during the nine day gun season.

Excuse me, but what law in this state says that gun hunters can't bowhunt? They have every right to get out and bowhunt just as much as us diehards. The DNR in this state insists upon instilling the will of MADISON on us, and it's getting old! Let's not even get into the debate about the WOLVES that we now have running around here. phhft

Everyone that reads this, please get out and vote.
I agree 100% and the fact is that gun hunters have 4 days in mid october for the doe only hunt to get their buck sticker makes me even more angry about this whole thing. If bow hunting were easy everyone would do it!
 

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I agree 100% and the fact is that gun hunters have 4 days in mid october for the doe only hunt to get their buck sticker makes me even more angry about this whole thing. If bow hunting were easy everyone would do it!
i'd like to know what they are going to do with the early season youth guns hunts then? i mean they want to chop our hunting time down already by throwing kids in the woods "to let them see if they would like the experience and try to bring youger persons into the sport" but then that effectively cuts time out for us archer's already since most of the deer go nocturnal after that. the past two years that this stupid youth gun hunt has been out DURING archey season, i have noticed that 85-90% of all the deer disappear into the darkness after it is done. this essentially takes any time to hunt prior to the "normal" gun season away from us also. i say if they are going to take and d this to bow hunters, they can get rid of the early youth gun hunts and put them in with the normal gun season. it's only fitting since how many kids are going to actually know what its like to gun hunt when it's not even cold yet? if they really want to see if the kids will like it, let them "experience" the entire atmosphere of the gun hunt then, cold, snow, rain all in one day!

sorry for venting

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