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Wisconsin Officially Suspends Earn-A-Buck

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April 24, 2009

Wisconsin Officially Suspends Earn-A-Buck

By Dave Hurteau

From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
Based on a DNR recommendation, the Natural Resources Board approved a 2009 deer hunting framework with a one-year moratorium on Earn-A-Buck regulations in most of the state.

The season will feature 62 units with a regular-season framework (no October gun hunt for antlerless deer) and 50 units with Herd Control regulations (including a four-day October gun hunt for antlerless deer). Only the Chronic Wasting Disease management zone will have Earn-A-Buck regulations.

The 2009 season framework was developed in response to unprecedented feedback from hunters, both at meetings and via an on-line survey.

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from chuckles wrote 4 years 51 weeks ago

It will be interesting to see how this affects harvest, herd ratios and how it informs the ongoing debate in MN about what to do down South.

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from jjas wrote 4 years 51 weeks ago

I agree with Chuckles. It will be interesting to see how the rule changes affect the number of does killed this coming season.

Have hunters embraced the QDMA philosophy or were they killing adequate does because they had to?

The deer hunting world will be watching.......

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from MNhunter23 wrote 4 years 51 weeks ago

The doe harvest numbers are going to drop significantly and for good reason. The DNR's numbers have been out of whack in Wisconsin for many years. Hunters were only shooting does because they were forced to, which was crippling the population in many parts of the state.

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from Dances with Deer wrote 4 years 51 weeks ago

There are more deer in Wisconsin farm country than the average Joe Hunter believes. I've seen almost as many deer as turkeys in my travels of late, and there are a lot of turkeys! My wife and I see more deer in spring than we do in fall. And just think, they haven't even had their fawns yet.

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from MNhunter23 wrote 4 years 51 weeks ago

I would not argue that point, however, there are a lot of hunters that are not hunting farm land and have seen deer populations steadily decline for the last five years.

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from FloridaHunter1226 wrote 4 years 51 weeks ago

You do not always have to shoot does to have a good population and for the betterment of the heard. In reality, by shooting some does, you actually might hurt the population of the herd from taking too many does.

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from MNhunter23 wrote 4 years 51 weeks ago

The doe harvest numbers are going to drop significantly and for good reason. The DNR's numbers have been out of whack in Wisconsin for many years. Hunters were only shooting does because they were forced to, which was crippling the population in many parts of the state.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Dances with Deer wrote 4 years 51 weeks ago

There are more deer in Wisconsin farm country than the average Joe Hunter believes. I've seen almost as many deer as turkeys in my travels of late, and there are a lot of turkeys! My wife and I see more deer in spring than we do in fall. And just think, they haven't even had their fawns yet.

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from chuckles wrote 4 years 51 weeks ago

It will be interesting to see how this affects harvest, herd ratios and how it informs the ongoing debate in MN about what to do down South.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from jjas wrote 4 years 51 weeks ago

I agree with Chuckles. It will be interesting to see how the rule changes affect the number of does killed this coming season.

Have hunters embraced the QDMA philosophy or were they killing adequate does because they had to?

The deer hunting world will be watching.......

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from MNhunter23 wrote 4 years 51 weeks ago

I would not argue that point, however, there are a lot of hunters that are not hunting farm land and have seen deer populations steadily decline for the last five years.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from FloridaHunter1226 wrote 4 years 51 weeks ago

You do not always have to shoot does to have a good population and for the betterment of the heard. In reality, by shooting some does, you actually might hurt the population of the herd from taking too many does.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report

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