Sportsmen appreciate face-to-face interactions with DNR personnel.
Wisconsin – Jerry Davis
Award for 2020 recognizes ‘spirit of the sport’ that began 20 years ago.
The pandemic brought them here, but will they continue buying iicenses and gear once the pandemic fades?
Hunters frustrated with late gun deer openers and associated reductions in deer movement may opt for rut-hunting during bow/crossbow seasons.
Arrange photos to show respect for animals, regulations and hunting safety.
Hunters still encouraged to work out venison transfers on their own, or to develop their own local network.
DNR has big game and small game forecasts available online and in booklet form.
ATV/UTV insurance might be a consideration as more and more roads are opened as trails.
Pulling sticktights, burdocks, beggar’s lice or sandbur plants before they go to seed.
Some of the data input, analysis delayed by COVID-19.
COVID-19 pandemic impacting DNR’s ability to raise pheasants this year.
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.