Few EAB Units in 2009

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Few EAB Units in 2009

Postby Dan Schmidt » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:15 am

This report will be release later this week by the DNR. As you can see, there will be fewer earn-a-buck units this year (if the proposal is adopted). Also note that it appears that most of the northern part of the state will return to "regular" deer management structures.

This is PRELIMINARY data. Thought all of you Wisconsin hunters would like to see it here first!

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RE: Few EAB Units in 2009

Postby Goose » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:43 am

Thanks for the update Dan, I see both of my units are still EAB. (65b and 66)
Glad to see the northern units return to regular seasons.
Am I counting right ? -24 eab units,18 herd control units
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RE: Few EAB Units in 2009

Postby buckhunter21 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:26 am

Thanks for the post Dan!
 
Looks like the unit I mainly hunt, which is 59B, is out of EAB (thankfully) but still in herd control.  Does this mean there still will be the early and late doe-only hunts, and extra doe tags?
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RE: Few EAB Units in 2009

Postby mossyhorns » Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:28 pm

wow thanks for that update....I am still in EAB....LAME!!!!!!!!!!   I saw on the news tonight that the DNR admitted that there are fewer deer in the woods than they thought......

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RE: Few EAB Units in 2009

Postby wack » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:00 pm

It means with the DNR's margin of error that our deer herd is is bad shape. I saw this article today also,  http://www.thenorthwestern.com/article/ ... ocated=RSS

They put the population at 830,000 and we are not finished with winter yet. A large part of the EAB zone is already at the 4th worst winter on record for snow fall, only 2" short of last years 3rd worst "harsh winter" on record and we're not done yet. A large part of the now "regular zone" should not be hunted, there has to be enough deer to feed the wolves and bears.

Deer count, bear count, wolf count, the numbers just aren't adding up and it's time we get some straight answers. First, how are they figuring winter kill when winter isn't over yet? How did we go from 1.7 million down to 830,000 in 1 year? How did we go from 13,000 bears to over 40,000 in 1 year? How are we going to deal with 700-850 wolf pups this year adding to the 530 wolves we have already? The biologists said we could handle 350-500 wolves max and that was when we only had 13,000 bears and 1.7 million deer. The DNR's goal of 700,000 is going to wipe out the deer herd up north and make them as scares as chickens teeth everywhere else.
 They need to add a new zone category, Zones that are below goal numbers, where no doe tags are sold and bucks have to be at least 6 points and spread outside the ears and all EAB units should be given a break for at least a year to recover from such a dramatic drop and until the DNR can prove there are more than 700,000 deer in this state. I see no reason to reduce the deer population further in any part of the state outside the CWD zone and even that's debatable. It's still not too late to get the elk herd going, but that too has been screwed up and with the number of bears, wolves and lack of deer, it's not looking good for them either.
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RE: Few EAB Units in 2009

Postby mossyhorns » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:30 am

That is right wack. I cant even believe that I am in EAB again. I usually see 10-20 deer opening day and then about 4-6 through out the gun season week. I was out 7 of the 9 days and saw 3 deer. It was the worst season I have even seen by me. It is just sad to see this happening and makes me scared that our kids will not have a future in the woods chasing whitetails...... that would just be a shame.  I have seen the same in the northwoods. You are right that their should be zones for does not to be harvested. I would love to see that. 

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RE: Few EAB Units in 2009

Postby Goose » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:50 am

Mossyhorns- Welcome to the forums I look forward to your input!
Where you from and where do you hunt?
I'm in the Fox Valley and hunt mainly in Winnebago and Waushara counties.
Jake

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RE: Few EAB Units in 2009

Postby DoeEyed » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:29 am

Well, looks like I'm still in EAB this year, unit 80b. That's okay. I have my buck stickers. It's my buddy's turn to shoot some does[:)]
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RE: Few EAB Units in 2009

Postby Nubs » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:24 am

The units I hunt 10, 16, and 15 are all regular units this year. Does that mean you get one doe tag per buck tag you buy? Does anybody know if they will sell a limited number of doe tags per unit?

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RE: Few EAB Units in 2009

Postby Bigfoot » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:31 am

i believe the only difference from herd control units to regular units(outside the 2 4-day gun hunts) is the fact that bonus anterless tags go from costing 2 dollars apiece to 20 dollars apiece 

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