WI deer trustee prelim report is now available

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WI deer trustee prelim report is now available

Postby retch sweeny » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:52 pm

I doubt hunters will find much in the way of surprises in the report by Dr. Kroll and his team but that is to be expected because it’s what we hunters have been saying for years. Dr. Kroll and his team came to WI and met with reps from the state’s orgs and with hunters and then created a web site seeking input from hunters. He and his team also dug deeply into WI deer management plan via requests made of DNR reports and data. Dr. Kroll and his team have now formulated and issued a report of findings that is exactly what hunters in WI have been saying for years.

So what’s the difference? The difference is that in the past, the DNR and its willing accomplices in the outdoor media downplayed, dismissed and insulted the hunting community and labeled them complainers and “Barstool biologist” because they dared express their concerns for the direction WI deer management has been headed and because hunters objected to management prescriptions we dared to disagree with (as if we had no place objecting despite the fact that we are one half of Wisconsin’s whitetail deer management team responsible for not only carrying out the mission but paying for it.)

Now we have a preliminary report of findings generated by several Pedigreed biologists with the letters PhD, MS, BS, AAS, and titles such as Wildlife biologist, Chief scientist, Professor, teacher and researcher in the fields of Forestry, wildlife population dynamics, Wildlife biology, human dimensions of deer management who have produced many books, dissertations and peer reviewed papers all focusing on wildlife and deer management that represents a combined 100 years of experience directly related to the subject and this team has now produced a preliminary report that mirrors that of Wisconsin’s “barstool biologists”.

Wisconsin’s barstool biologists have been making these same observations publicly and on this and other web sites and in print and in testimony for many years so it is refreshing and a validation of Wisconsin’s many barstool biologists to know that their combined efforts and their concerns have finally been heard and corroborated by a team of honest to goodness biologists.

So, well done fellow barstool biologists. You are in good company now that there is a team working to address the problems you have been so vocal about for so long even if you saw little if any actions addressing your concerns from the state. It looks like the tide is turning. But be warned, The same willing accomplices that labeled you as barstool biologists, will downplay this as “No big deal” and nothing new and a waste of money, insisting that this was all well known already (essentially admitting that we hunters were actually right all along) or that this team was hand selected by insiders and is scripted. Just make sure to continue to do what you have been doing all along by ignoring those irrelevant folks that would still insist you ought to instead listen to the state’s biologists and the out of date management plans and that they know better than you and to just keep shooting.

Lastly and certainly not to be overlooked is a thank you to Governor Walker for listening to hunters and for having the vision to see the direction deer hunting in WI was headed if we maintained the present course. This may be the beginning of the end of the adversarial relationship between the two halves of Wisconsin’s deer management team that is the states deer managers and the private game managers that are deer hunters.


http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/topic/Wildli ... report.pdf
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Re: WI deer trustee prelim report is now available

Postby retch sweeny » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:56 pm

From the report

"The next step was to organize and conduct meetings with two groups we deemed critical to the success of this project. Our first meeting was held at the DOA administrative building on 9 January, 2012, and included a wide spectrum of stakeholders. Stakeholder groups were identified with the help of the WDNR, DOA, the Conservation Congress and interested individuals. Our intent was that no organized group would be denied access to this meeting. To date, no additional group has requested a hearing."

I think that is an important point. All legitimate state orgs related to this topic were invited and their input was taken. I think somebody here said that a few months ago but its worth repeating. ;)

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Re: WI deer trustee prelim report is now available

Postby retch sweeny » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:16 pm

What I think some here and other media outlets fail to understand is the term “Problem statement” as it applies to the work of the deer trustee. See the link for a complete understanding of a problem statement

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Problem_statement

but here is the short version.

“A problem statement is a concise description of the issues that need to be addressed by a problem solving team and should be presented to them (or created by them) before they try to solve the problem. When bringing together a team to achieve a particular purpose provide them with a problem statement.”

The title of the Deer Trustees preliminary report says:

“INTERIM REPORT OF FINDINGS”

He and his team went to great lengths to explain where they are in the process and how they got there and what they have learned in order to arrive at a problem statement. In his report he makes several observations and summaries. They can be found on pages 16 thru 21. He then explained the next steps yet some want to pretend this was all we paid for and this is all we got for the money. They are either ignorant or purposefully trying to sour the public to the deer trustees work. We are seeing it here on the D&DH home page.

I think people are smarter than they are being given credit for being by some in the media.

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Re: WI deer trustee prelim report is now available

Postby Dan Salmon » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:16 pm

It pains me to say this, but I agree.


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