Wisconsin Bear Hunting
I have 6 points for A and thought maybe I can get a kill on 6 points . Oh well. I gave my son my last 8 points in 2012 . He looked last week and saw he had 9 points. I thought they took his too. He can get a kill tag any year and as soon as he is out of College he wants to go.
I got my bear tooth info in the mail a few weeks back. My bear was 3.5 years old (dressed at 348). Younger than I was expecting, my guess was going to be 5.5. We really do feed our bears good in WI I guess. I'm amazed they can get that heavy in that amount of time.
I wonder if the updated Go Wild site lead to more preference point applicants this past year as well. Not sure who all noticed but in 2016 you had to be a certain age to apply. I thought people said age did not matter for preference points years ago but the site was configured to check the birth date and would fail if kids were too young. You could create a customer ID though but not buy anything. I thought it was a bug at the time but didn't care either I guess.
This year they updated it (prior to the whole hunting age thing) so that you could start applying for kids. I know both of my kids got a preference point in 2017 so they'd have increased the number a little bit. I'm sure they weren't the only ones.
Not sure if that busts it, that table says "Total Applicants (preference point and Class A)". So I think its showing both those who applied for a kill tag or a preference point. So on dog first years the guys could apply for a point and still show up on this table.
The very first table on that page seems to show it for 2017. 27,654 total people applied for a kill tag. Not seeing a 2016 table offhand though.
In case you did not see my post in another thread. Posting it here as well. Myth busted this morning. A bit shocked that I did not catch it sooner. That I followed the common thought process without ever checking it. While the numbers were right there for all to see. The thought that more people apply for a harvest permit in sitter first years. To avoid the dog first years. IS COMPLETELY FALSE!!! Attached the DNR applicant table for quick reference. Here is the link to the full stats! http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/documents/bearstat.pdf
Jak, I am exactly 1 mile west of town right on south side of 70. The billboard now for the dentist. Just west of Coloma estates is on the edge of our property.
Will never say we are the best. Just work hard at what we do, and our lives revolve around this pursuit. 365 for us!