Deer hunting with rifles in southern wi.
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...
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!
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.
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