spring hearing results are up here's a link http://dnr.wi.gov/org/nrboard/congress/spring_hearings/index.html
EAB alternative 1126 yes votes,5472 no votes
moving muzzleloader season 2546 yes votes,4174 no votes
16 day muzzleloader season 2432 yes votes,4440 no votes
private land only anterless hunt 2570 yes votes,3933 no votes
elimanate eab and october anterless season 5513 yes votes,1321 no votes
max 2 consecutive years in earn a buck 5112 yes votes,1325 no votes
allow 16 and 17 years in the october youth hunt 3294 yes votes,3003 no votes
Def. appreciate the link. Here is what I think:
I wouldn't be torn if they moved the muzzleloader season to later December. I'm not a muzzleloader hunter, at least not yet, but when I do I'd like to hunt later in the season and not RIGHT after the gun season.
I'm all for a longer muzzleloader season as long as hunters think before they pull the trigger, i.e. they practice some trigger management to a point where they are managing their herd correctly.
All for eliminating EAB and the herd control. BUT, what happens in '10? If you are in a 'watch' unit this year it'll be like you're in an EAB unit this year anyways, so I don't know how much that solves. Guys will be out there shooting does so they have their buck tag just in case they are in EAB the next year!
Max two consecutive years in EAB....I'm all for that. And it should be something like no more than two times in a five year span....Just for the fact that you can have it two years in a row, skip a year but it'll be a watch unit, which like stated earlier is just about the same as being in an actual EAB unit.
What do you guys think?