The bowhunter friendly bill

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The bowhunter friendly bill

Postby retch sweeny » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:20 am

Would have liked to mention earlier but had to wait for the official release. More good bills coming for bow hunters and deer hunters. Stay tuned.
 

http://www.thewheelerreport.com/releases/April11/0415/0415moultontiffany.pdf

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RE: The bowhunter friendly bill

Postby Wolf River Hunter » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:49 pm

No more EAB?
I'd rather drag out a 4 pointer with my father than a 10 pointer alone.

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RE: The bowhunter friendly bill

Postby wurzgj01 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:16 am

New Bill will ban EAB & limit October gun hunts in WI…

Source: www.ultimateoutdoorsradio.com

Representative Tom Tiffany and Senator Terry Moulton have introduced legislation to address the social and economic future of Wisconsin’s deer hunting heritage by protecting the historic and traditional integrity of the firearm, muzzleloader and archery deer seasons.

“For over a decade, Earn-a-Buck and October antlerless (T-zone) hunts have been a major point of contention with hunters across the state. As studies have revealed, the social acceptance of deer management policy is critical to the success of any management plan. Without a buy-in from hunters and landowners it is doomed to fail.

“Earn-a-Buck and early hunts have undermined the culture of deer hunting and there is no better example of that than the eight years of CWD management. The DNR’s own numbers show a steady decline of hunters and harvest while their deer population estimates have continued to grow.

“Intended to maintain thriving deer herds, these programs have actually led to an increase in tagging violations resulting in inaccurate registrations and population estimates.

“This bill DOES NOT inhibit the DNR from using its arsenal of tools for herd control including antlerless tags, extended seasons or the use of early hunts for the control of disease. It does eliminate Earn-a-Buck and October T-zone hunts but statutorily ensures that even with aggressive herd control measures that some semblance of the traditional season framework stays intact.

“Under the bill, DNR will be able to promulgate rules to allow for youth, mentored and disabled hunts. Also, the DNR will be able to promulgate rules to control the spread of CWD or other diseases.

“Deer hunting is deeply engrained in Wisconsin culture and is a billion dollar industry. Protecting this heritage for future generations is what this bill is about. With consistency and less regulation, we hope to put the fun back into deer hunting.” ~ Senator Terry Moulton

To contact your state legislator in support of this proposed bill (LRB?1821/1): http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/waml/waml.aspx


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RE: The bowhunter friendly bill

Postby retch sweeny » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:28 am

[font=arial]As expected, hunting orgs are in support of this bill.[/font][/align][font=arial][/font] [/align][font=arial]http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/120622209.html[/font][/align]

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Re: The bowhunter friendly bill

Postby retch sweeny » Tue May 17, 2011 12:57 pm

Senate bill 75 (ending EAB and Oct. Herd Control hunts) Just passed the Senate Floor at 1:15.

Sen. Moulton spoke. Urging passage. He did a great job. He was the only legislator to speak. The Senate chamber was quite (except for the whacko protestors leftover from Feb.) The bill passed handily by a voice vote.

I like this guy. He seems to have the interest of the hunting public at the forefront. As a long time archery shop owner and hunter, he understands.

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Re: The bowhunter friendly bill

Postby retch sweeny » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:04 pm

The bill passed today in the executive committee of the assembly NR. Next stop is a full floor vote and then onto the Governor's desk for signing.

Things are getting better every day. :D


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