Wisconsin – Jerry Davis

Common Sense Prevails on Known CWD Farm

Chronic wasting disease has been virtually off the radar screen in southwest Wisconsin much of the time since first discovered in 2002.  It’s usually only when a hunter gets results of a positive test that there is a little blip on someone’s screen. Last fall news of a positive wild deer in Minnesota reminded us that there is such a…

A Land of 10,000 Trout Stream Miles, but too few Signs

Wisconsin trout streams, all 10,000 miles of them, are some of the best. These streams are divided into several regulation categories, including the Red or Number 5 category, which includes special regulations regarding size and bag limit.One of the most common special regulations is zero bag limit, with or without special gear restrictions. In the past, Wisconsin DNR posted stream…

Spring Deserves an Early Look

Spring, according to the calendar, is still a few weeks away.  It begins about 6 p.m. March 20. Not to rush into the next season, but after a trying winter, a few refreshing signs of what‚s to come can be encouraging. Plants and wildlife never check the calendar to see when they should begin returning, blooming, mating, growing and nesting, but…

Thoughts on hunting and regulations and complainers

A few deer hunters write, from time to time in letters to the editor, about hanging up their rifles.  Sometimes trout anglers follow the same path with their fly rods and cane poles.Most of these folks don’t sound like old hunters who have simply tired of taking animals. Some sound like martyrs. They claim to be so angry with rules,…