Aww, Darn, what am I going to do with my EAB sticker I worked so hard for? [:)]
Before I start celebrating I noticed the word "recommend". Meaning, not carved in stone. I also read," We are not giving up our long-term efforts to reach our deer population goals. Those are important for many reasons." Meaning the goals haven't changed, just the method, and the method change is temporary. 1 year.
The timing is interesting, just in time to try to defuse the meeting in Madison next week. We still need to show up because either the goals are too low or the estimate is too high and getting rid of EAB wont stop over harvest if they're handing out tags by the millions.
I saw Gov. Doyle on the news saying it's hard enough to count people, even harder to count deer who ever counts them uses a scientific formula. He doesn't have a clue, he didn't even know who counts the deer. He's kissing behinds because someone told him angry hunters were coming to the capital. That airplane highjack must have scared him. lol This is A PR stunt to defuse the hunters rally at the capital and we need to show up anyways, just dropping EAB for a year isn't going to cut it and they need to know that we are serious. Prove the numbers or raise the goals.We're not against EAB,EAB is a tool that needs to be used responsibly, it's the goal that's irresponsible. I've got several un used tags for 07 and 08 and think a tag party is still needed. We need accurate numbers on deer, bears and wolves, and we need our elk with an appropriate plan for each.
American by birth, hunter by choice.