Deer hunting with rifles in southern wi.

9/13/08 @ 10:56 AM
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fuzzyfishin
fuzzyfishin
USER since 3/26/07
Heard that the DNR opened up all cwd areas to rifle hunting. Did check the WDNR and was confirmed. Is this insane? I personaly think that this will bite them in the but. just my opinion.

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5/20/09 @ 5:36 PM
Wingdam
Wingdam
USER since 6/25/04
I grew up in dane county hunting with shotguns and if you look at the history of shooting injuries and damages to property both before and after they allowed rifles you will find that it is by far safer with the rifles with more people hunting now than before too. A study was also done in Penn. with the same results. 1 test that they did was take a 30.06 and a 12g. rifled slug fired from the same position aimed at the same point of impact 100 yards out on frozen ground the 30.06 hit farther away but skidded shortly to a stop, whereas the 12g. slug hit sooner but in just about all cases ricochet much farther than the 30.06 carrying more energy. Just my 2 cents worth. Wingdam

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1/1/09 @ 5:35 PM
Down2erth
Down2erth
MEMBER since 6/21/01
I hear you there reelman, deer hunting in southern Wi. with rifles, why thats just, so dangerous.

There had to be hundreds of incidents in the CWD area with rifles, the statistics must be wrong! One rifle related injury, that just can't be right...

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12/31/08 @ 7:45 PM
eyepopper
eyepopper
USER since 6/18/01
Yes those 4 rules always need to be followed. With a rifle the "and beyond" becomes a little more important. That said my .308 went bang Monday morning in Walworth county and now there's a big fat doe in my freezer.

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12/30/08 @ 10:27 AM
Heavy Arrow
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USER since 12/30/08
I'm sure rifles are not significantly more dangerous than shotguns. Look at how most hunting accidents happen. Most gun shot wounds are self inflicted. It is rare that anyone is "shot" at a distance where the differences between shot guns and rifles would matter. If you're careful, hunting is safe regardless of the weapon, even if you're hunting crowded public land. Hunters need to work together and make sure others know just how safe hunting really is.

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12/28/08 @ 8:22 PM
EyEbanger
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USER since 2/20/03
Talked to the warden tonight. He said there have not been any problems with rifles this year and most of the people he has checked are using them. Southern Dodge, Northern Jefferson counties.

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10/20/08 @ 9:12 PM
FULL DRAW
FULL DRAW
USER since 1/8/02
Tim,

While I totally agree with you that some handguns are shooting the same cartridges that the rifles will be, one also needs to consider that there will be significantly more rifles than there ever were of handguns. I live in one of the counties that has been switched from shotgun to rifle and I know of very few hunters who utitlized handguns.

I disagree with the DNR's rule change. Seems to me they are putting deer kill over safety and I feel thats ridiculous! For years they stated certain areas had to stay shotgun in populated areas for safety reasons and now that they want more deer killed its suddenly ok. Seems everytime I turn around I lose more and more faith in the DNR!

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10/8/08 @ 10:00 AM
Bass_Pike_man
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USER since 6/15/01
I am glad! I own one gun, and that is a rifle, for deer hunting. Now I can go out after work, during the week, and not have to just rely on the 2 weekends anymore!

I travel 400 miles round trip each of the gun hunt weekends, and wish I could get away from work for the week, but now I can go a night or two during the week.

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9/26/08 @ 7:47 AM
Mad Trapper
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MEMBER since 2/13/02
From what I hear just talking to friends; that there are alot of towns moving that way. Tim; before it was just the original rifle areas. At least for the most part, I never knew of areas that changed to rifle. Eastern Dane and Rock have been shotgun. The coyote hunters (major group) in the Town of Christiana only use shotguns with buckshot anyway. Now it appears the rules are going to be more complicated for the weapon one can use. Difficult for the people hunting along the Town lines. Not always a road for a border line. I was told the counstable will have to enforce. I am not rushing out now, and picking up a rifle.

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9/25/08 @ 4:20 PM
SBrader
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USER since 6/26/01
Enforceability, or the will to enforce it, is another issue entirely. It might cost you some money to make the point, though.

Scott

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9/25/08 @ 3:36 PM
goodoldgus
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USER since 11/12/06
I wonder if other Townships will follow suit and pass a similar ordinance like Christiana did. My one concern would be if lots of townships do pass an ordinance, it puts a lot of responsibility on the hunter's shoulders to know which townships have special ordinances.

It would be nice if the DNR website (or a different website) would have a list of townships where rifles are allowed etc.

Just a thought.......GOG

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