COVID-19 restrictions pointing more people toward the outdoors for the first time.
How about expanding deer harvest opportunities for those who can’t afford beef during the pandemic?
Biggest question now should be how to pull off a 2020 season in light of COVID-19 concerns.
A day of late-season turkey hunting can include a lot more activities than just trying to bag a gobbler.
Take along own flies, food and turkey calls, too.
Nothing is easy when it comes to setting regulations.
Solid science-based discussions needed in both arenas to avoid hyperbole.
Participating in outdoor activities almost guarantees ‘social distancing’
And isn’t there something gun deer hunting can take from sturgeon spearing to at least attempt to hold interest, anticipation, camaraderie, excitement, and traditions?
NRB would add 10 days to gun deer season, shorten the early crossbow season and strike the December antlerless deer season.
State now in position to make some sensible changes to deer hunting regulations.
Even if there wasn’t turkey on the tables for the very first autumn celebration, what we have come to know as Thanksgiving, we certainly eat breasts and drumsticks aplenty now. We should not forget there is another goings-on during Thanksgiving week, too – the nine-day gun deer season.
Should Wisconsin encourage more out-of-state hunters to travel here for deer?
Getting farther from the parking areas and hunting weekdays often the keys to success on hard-hunted public areas.
Wisconsin sportsmen have long accepted their role of participating in fish and wildlife management; those efforts need to continue in the future.
Wisconsin DNR is planning on releasing about 2,000 pheasants on eight state hunting grounds just before Christmas.
Wisconsin DNR puts preseason deer herd estimate at 1.8 to 1.9 million animals.
Exhibit on display at Madison’s Overture Center through Oct. 27.
CWD management may require more in-person deer registration, so just bring it back full bore.
How can the state help visitors learn more about hunting regulations and opportunities?
And, while we’re at it, let’s drop “harvest” and “take” from our hunting vocabulary.
During the last two years, since moving its world headquarters from Middleton to Barneveld in Iowa County, Vortex Optics has held a free block party for anyone who wants to attend. Three of the company’s main product lines are binoculars, rifle scopes and rangefinders. Because the Vortex Optics headquarters here is not set up as a retail outlet, this celebration…
Sometimes just an extra pair of hands can be very helpful.
It may have been a hindrance to Wisconsin’s annual ruffed grouse drumming survey, which helps biologists gauge population trends.
These prairie flowers, shooting stars, release pollen from a bumblebee buzzing. (Photo by Jerry Davis)Most animal sounds, usually called vocalizations and regardless of origin, carry meanings. Sometimes they are calls to others of their kind, attracting mates, sounding alarms, finding food, and in some cases acquiring food. Insects are common pollinators, which are attracted to a plant offering something including…
Even though it’s still early in 2019, it’s not too early to begin thinking about who could be nominated as the next Wisconsin ethical hunter. The award is assigned every year. (Photo by Jerry Davis)This year, do something to provide a good feeling for yourself and another hunter. Nominate an ethical Wisconsin hunter, who could – after review by a…