NRB approves revised EAB and no Oct. herd control

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NRB approves revised EAB and no Oct. herd control

Postby retch sweeny » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:45 pm

I was at the NRB hearing today and then walked over to the Capitol for the Assembly committee hearing. Both were in regards to eliminating EAB and the Oct. herd control hunt. The NRB version is a one year temp thing and the bill is a more permanent action.

I testified in support at both hearings. The NRB voted 7-0 to support removing the current EAB rules and the Oct. hunt (outside of the CWD zone) The legislature will exec. the bill in a week or so.

Lots of people at both hearings but I doubt any of the outspoken and highly opinionated folks here took the time to make their opinion known in a format that actually counts but will gladly speak up on a chat room that has the same effect as shouting into an empty bucket.


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RE: NRB approves revised EAB and no Oct. herd control

Postby Dan Salmon » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:34 pm

What was the reason for the opposition by the WI County Forest Association?

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RE: NRB approves revised EAB and no Oct. herd control

Postby retch sweeny » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:16 am

[font=arial]Deer eat stuff. Some number around "Zero" deer would be best for trees.[/font][/align][font=arial][/font] [/align][font=arial]http://www.jsonline.com/sports/outdoors/120832329.html[/font][/align]

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RE: NRB approves revised EAB and no Oct. herd control

Postby retch sweeny » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:29 am

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A young fella from the UW system brought a huge photo of a deer enclosure (fenced in area that allows no wildlife into the area) to the legislative hearing that showed lots of vegetation inside the fence and very little outside the fence. When pressed by legislators for what the deer density was outside the fence the kid said he didn't know (making the point he hoped to make useless) exposed by the question, his response was "you can bet it was more than zero"
 
That was basically the theme of the tree and plant folks yesterday. None could provide science or even a deer density they support that would satisfy them for tree growth but its was clear that a number close to zero would be best for their interests. None of them cared about the harm EAB does to accurate population estimates (the foundation of deer management) they just know there are always too many deer for their tastes and even more aggressive harvest measures are good.

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RE: NRB approves revised EAB and no Oct. herd control

Postby Dan Salmon » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:58 am

Just curious.  Thanks.

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RE: NRB approves revised EAB and no Oct. herd control

Postby retch sweeny » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:23 am

[font=arial]Those appearing before  the NRB in support of the DNR rule package to eliminate EAB and Oct. herd control hunt for the 2011 deer season:[/font][/align][font=arial][/font] [/align][font=arial]Ralph Fritch representing the WI Wildlife Federation[/font][/align][font=arial][/font] [/align][font=arial]Greg Kasmierski Representing WI safari club chapters[/font][/align][font=arial][/font] [/align][font=arial]Mike Brust representing the WI Bowhunters Assoc.[/font][/align][font=arial][/font] [/align][font=arial]Scott Meyer representing the Hunters rights coalition[/font][/align][font=arial][/font] [/align][font=arial]Bob Welch Representing the Safari  Club International[/font][/align][font=arial][/font] [/align][font=arial]Ron Kulas representing self[/font][/align][font=arial][/font] [/align][font=arial]Tony Grabski representing self[/font][/align][font=arial][/font] [/align][font=arial]George Meyer representing self[/font][/align][font=arial][/font] [/align][font=arial]Ed Harvey representing the WCC[/font][/align][font=arial][/font] [/align][font=arial][/font] [/align][font=arial]Those appearing in opposition[/font][/align][font=arial][/font] [/align][font=arial]Jane Severt representing WI county forest assoc.[/font][/align]

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Postby Bob Stout » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:56 am

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RE: NRB approves revised EAB and no Oct. herd control

Postby retch sweeny » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:18 am

Bob, in all your time here, that has to be the best post you have ever made. Kudos. [;)]

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RE: NRB approves revised EAB and no Oct. herd control

Postby Bob Stout » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:51 pm

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Bob, in all your time here, that has to be the best post you have ever made. Kudos. [;)]


Retch, thanks for the kind words.  See you in church!

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