bullwinkle wrote:I must have missed something - I don't understand how the WI Bowhunters can see this as a compromise. This is a complete loss from what they have been fighting. They fought the 55 rule, with your idea everyone can crossbow hunt?
I think that because prior objection was based on crossbowers being lumped into the bow season. My thought was that crossbowers and bowhunters would be separated in all aspects even though the season would overlap with this compromise. Crossbowers would have a separate (although overlapping) season and tag and registration and bowhunters would have their season and tag and registration. The DNR gets good clean data and neither side is affecting the others season. Compromise means everybody gives a little. I think this idea works well in WI.