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VOL: APRIL 14, 2012   ISSUE: SHOW #715


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Would you support legislation legalizing the sale of turkey bones and feathers from legally harvested wild turkeys?

YES 64.3% | NO 35.7% | MAYBE 0% | UNDECIDED 0% | COMMENTS [4]


Would you support the reinstatement of a four-day October antlerless gun deer season in the CWD zone?

NRB eases toward four-day October antlerless gun season in CWD zone

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The question we want to know is WHAT do YOU think of this. Let us know. Take the POLL!


In a recent issue of Wisconsin Outdoor News, contributing writer Tim Eisele wrote:

Madison –– The Natural Resources Board (NRB) approved a DNR request to begin the process to re-establish a four-day, antlerless-only gun deer season in the CWD zone.

At the board’s March 28 meeting, members voted by a 6 to 1 margin, with Greg Kazmierski voting against, to approve a scope statement (which was already approved by the governor) to draft emergency rule language that reestablishes the four-day season in an effort to control the spread of CWD.

If adopted, the season will begin on Thursday, October 11.

Normally, this wouldn’t come before the board until the NRB adopts its regular deer season framework at its April meeting. But because Act 50, passed by the Legislature last year, prohibits regular October firearm deer seasons, the only way for the DNR to establish an October season is with an emergency order passed each year – that process starts with approval of a scope statement.

Tom Hauge, DNR director of wildlife management, told the board that the DNR has held an October season for herd and disease control purposes in the CWD zone since 2002.




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Wisconsin Deer Trustee talks about his interim report on Wisconsin’s deer management program and invites listeners to attend town hall meetings scheduled for next week around the state

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Meetings offer opportunity to be active participant in wild turkey management

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Wisconsin Wild Turkey Management meetings to be held in April and May. Attend and add your voice.

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News Item Title: Meetings offer opportunity to be active participant in wild turkey management

MADISON – State wildlife officials say that the time has come to revise the Wisconsin Wild Turkey Management Plan and they are urging hunters to consider attending one of 11 public input meetings in April and May.

Since wild turkeys were re-introduced into Wisconsin in the 1970s, their population has flourished, according to Scott Walter, upland wildlife ecologist for the Department of Natural Resources.

“Turkeys can now be found throughout the state, and feedback from hunters, landowners, and others has prompted us to take a fresh look at the statewide Wild Turkey Management Plan, last revised in 1996,” Walter said. “The chance to hear the ideas, concerns, and opinions of the public will be crucial to this process.”

The public input meetings are intended to both share information on wild turkey management and gather information from hunters, landowners, and others about the turkey population where they live, hunt, or farm. Meetings should last no longer than two hours, and are open to the public – no registration required. Meeting attendees will be able to view a presentation giving the historical background of the existing Wild Turkey Management Plan and explaining current revision efforts. There will be opportunities during the presentation for attendees to ask questions and discuss turkey management issues.

“Anyone interested in the opportunity to discuss local turkey management issues, hunting seasons, and any other wild turkey topic is encouraged to attend,” Walter said.

Attendees also will be able to fill out a survey in person. Anyone who is unable to attend a meeting can view the same presentation and fill out the same survey online at their convenience starting on April 19. To learn more about participating in this effort go to dnr.wi.us and search for “turkey meetings”.

“We look forward to seeing you and hearing what you think about the management of Wisconsin’s wild turkeys,” said Scott Walter, DNR upland wildlife ecologist.

The public input meetings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. — except for the May 3 meeting in Oshkosh, which will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. — between April 19 and May 15 at the following locations:

  • April 19, Ashland – Northland College – Alvord Theater, 1411 Ellis Ave. (Zone 6)
  • April 20, Rice Lake – UW-Barron County – Blue Hills Lecture Hall, 1800 College Drive (Zone 6)
  • April 21, Eau Claire – UW-Eau Claire – Davies Center, Tamarack Room, 102 Roosevelt Ave. (Zone 4)
  • April 24, Brookfield – Brookfield Suites Hotel – Envoy/Emissary Room, 1200 S Moorland Road (Zone 2)
  • April 25, Middleton – Madison Marriott West – Ballroom EFGH, 1313 John Q. Hammons Drive (Zone 1) April 30, Platteville – UW-Platteville – Ullsvik Hall, Robert I. Velzy Commons South, 1 University Plaza (Zone 1)
  • May 2, Marinette – UW-Marinette – Fine Arts Building, Herbert L. Williams Theatre, 750 W Bay Shore St. (Zone 5)
  • May 3, Oshkosh – NOTE: 7 – 9 p.m., UW-Oshkosh – Reeve Memorial Union #202, 748 Algoma Boulevard (Zone 3)
  • May 10, La Crosse – UW-La Crosse – Cartwright Center, Port o’ Call Lounge, 1725 State St. (Zone 1)
  • May 14, Minocqua – AmericInn Minocqua Conference Center, 700 Highway 51 N (Zone 7)
  • May 15, Stevens Point – UW-Stevens Point – Dreyfus University Center, Laird North (Room 230), 1015 Reserve St. (Zone 3)

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  • Scott Walter, (608) 267-7861
  • Krista McGinley, (608) 261-8458

Young anglers can receive free instruction at 28th Annual Kids’ Fishing Clinics

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Saturday April 14 Free Kid’s Fishing Clinics: Milwaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha counties.

photo WDNR video ©2012

MILWAUKEE – Kids 15 years and younger can mark the arrival of spring by attending free fishing clinics on Saturday, April 14, at several lagoons and ponds in Milwaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha counties. Clinics will be held every hour beginning at 9:00 a.m. with the last clinic starting at 2:00 p.m.

“These clinics give kids a chance to learn about fishing, especially those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to find out what fishing is all about,” said Matt Coffaro, Statewide Urban Fisheries Biologist. “And it’s just a great opportunity for kids to get outside away from the electronics, get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors and all it has to offer.”

Members of local fishing clubs organize the clinics, and instruction includes fishing techniques, equipment use, knot tying, safety rules and fish identification.

“Sport fishing groups are the heart and muscle of this program,” Coffaro noted. “They do an outstanding job of teaching kids the basics of fishing and that fishing is fun. None of this works without the dedication of the volunteers.”

The Department of Natural Resources and the Hunger Task Force Fish Hatchery will stock fish in the urban waters before the kids’ clinics are held. Fishing equipment is provided, but bring your own rod and reel if possible.

Adult anglers are reminded that from March 10 through April 27, urban fishing waters are restricted to fishing by juveniles 15- years-old and younger and certain disabled anglers. Urban fishing waters are small lakes and ponds under 25 acres that are intensively and cooperatively managed with a municipality. The 2012 – 2013 fishing regulations list urban waters with these special regulations. The rule is designed to give young anglers and persons with disabilities an opportunity to fish close to home before competition from adults limits their chances to catch fish.

Locations for the April 14 kids’ fishing clinics are:

Milwaukee County
  • Brown Deer Park, 7835 N. Green Bay Rd. (Hosted by Okauchee Fishing Club)
  • Greenfield Park, 2028 S. 124 St. (Hosted by Great Lakes Sport Fishermen; Milwaukee Casting Club)
  • Humboldt Park, 3000 S. Howell Ave. (Hosted by Lunkers Unlimited)
  • McCarty Park, 8214 W. Cleveland Ave. (wheelchair accessible) (Hosted by Southside Sportsmen’s Club; Sunnyside Rod & Gun Club)
  • McGovern Park, 5400 N. 51 Blvd. (wheelchair accessible) (Hosted by Badger Fisherman’s League)
  • Mitchell Park, 2200 W. Pierce St. (Hosted by Bay View Rod & Gun Club)
  • Oak Creek Parkway, E. Hawthorne Ave between 6th and 10th Ave.(Hosted by Friends of the Oak Creek Millpond)
  • Scout Lake Park, 5902 W. Loomis Rd. ( wheelchair accessible) (Hosted by Walleyes Unlimited, USA)
  • Sheridan Park, 4800 S. Lake Dr. (Hosted by South Milwaukee 1400 Fishing & Hunting Club)
  • Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St. (Hosted by E.B. Garner’s Fishing Club)
  • Wilson Park, 1601 W. Howard Ave. (Hosted by Wisconsin Fishing Club)
Racine County
  • Quarry Lake Park, 3800 Northwestern Ave ( Hosted by Salmon Unlimited)
Washington County
  • Sandy Knoll Park, 2064 Wallace Lake Rd., West Bend (Hosted by Trout Unlimited Southeast Chapter; West Bend Kiwanis Early Risers)
Waukesha County
  • Menomonee Park/Lannon Quarry, Town Line Rd. one-half mile north of Good Hope Rd., Menomonee Falls (Hosted by Wisconsin House Outdoorsmen)
  • Fox Brook Park, 2925 N. Barker Rd. (Hosted by Wern Valley Sportsmen’s Club)
  • Muskego Park, S83 W20370 Janesville Rd. Muskego (Hosted by Women’s Hunting and Sporting Association)

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