This year don't shoot a doe

11/12/15 @ 4:44 PM
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bkroll
bkroll
USER since 12/5/11
With the deer herd getting smaller in Wisconsin and the wdnr not helping maybe as hunters we can make a difference by just passing on a doe this year. Just imagine if hunters all came together for one season and passed on the doe how much better years to come would be. If during gun you shoot one doe off your property and a average doe gives birth to two fawns per year that like taking 3 deer off. Just something to think about.
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12/9/15 @ 5:56 PM
Malleye
Malleye
USER since 10/4/10
Broz,

I hope you're not killing does around Necedah. Not many deer at all around. Had a road kill on my property that laid for a day and half before someone picked it up. That tells me deer are pretty scarce if someone'll pick up a dead deer after more than a day.

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12/9/15 @ 2:37 PM
lookn' 4 PnY
lookn' 4 PnY
USER since 7/15/05
Can't believe I just read this whole thread. We shoot does based on what we see through the summer and previous winter. I would caution that over harvesting can sneak up on you if you are not careful. I am of course talking about where I hunt. If you kill too many does where you hunt, it is your fault, not the DNR's.

qdmaguy, I have never participated in any DMAP, but I can see your point why you specifically would not benefit or be interested in it. Your approach to deer management is much more involved than most people could imagine. With that said I can see some sort of value for those not as well read or in tune with their little piece of heaven. The effectiveness or satisfaction of the program can not be determined only after a year or two. At the very least it was a good attempt by the DNR to show some good will and willingness to help, whether we pay for it or not. Who knows it may help some people out if they ask the right questions.

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11/23/15 @ 10:45 PM
qdmaguy
qdmaguy
USER since 6/14/10
"Yes, completely within their rights to kill a doe if there are doe tags. If the hunter can live with himself after doing so - that is the question. I have had several hunters complain that there are no deer where they hunt, and they never see a big buck. The same guys shoot everything during rifle season. If you shoot nub bucks and does in areas devoid of deer, all I ask is you don't complain that your hunting sucks. You did it to yourself."

Yup

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11/23/15 @ 10:07 AM
JC-Wisconsin
JC-Wisconsin
USER since 4/1/05
Yes, completely within their rights to kill a doe if there are doe tags. If the hunter can live with himself after doing so - that is the question. I have had several hunters complain that there are no deer where they hunt, and they never see a big buck. The same guys shoot everything during rifle season. If you shoot nub bucks and does in areas devoid of deer, all I ask is you don't complain that your hunting sucks. You did it to yourself.

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11/22/15 @ 2:59 PM
Otter Box
Otter Box
USER since 12/10/14
That's sweet and all, but you can never get enough "sportsmen" on board with that. Baiting is not aloud here in Central WI and there are so many corn piles and blocks out, makes it so everyone else has to bait. So that is a law and it is broke on more properties than not. We hunt land with deer, we get tags to harvest said deer and we do. It's like the muskie fishermen on Green Bay who go nuts when a guy keeps a giant muskie out there. It is within there right to complain, but also within the to keep the fish if long enough. Go to Madison and change the law. Same with doe tags, go to Madison and make a case, otherwise it is within a persons right to harvest deer with the tags given and you will not stop enough people to make a difference throughout the state. Sportsmen complain, they don't do anything to make a difference and change things. Unions & teachers stormed Madison & the Capital by the thousands, how many hunters are there right now about this doe issue? Exactly...none.

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11/22/15 @ 5:49 AM
Looking4Walter
Looking4Walter
USER since 1/24/11
There is a book by Robert C. Welling called "On The Hunt" The history of deer hunting in Wisconsin. It covers over 200 year's of Wisconsin deer hunting and the affect that unchecked killing of deer had on the herd. Everyone one I know that has read this book will never go on a shooting spree of deer ever agian, and if you truly love the sport, you won't either. It's up us as sportsmen to fix the problem with the herd, and not leave it up to the WDNR. Keep in mind,the the northern woods isn't going to save the sport of deer hunting anymore.

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11/19/15 @ 5:55 AM
Sidge
Sidge
USER since 12/19/02
Whack and stack em guys!! Tounge Out

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11/18/15 @ 10:12 PM
rock river
rock river
USER since 7/26/07
Ok I see the on site assessment starting at level 2 does cost 75$ level 1 only covers technical assistance whatever that meens. I like that idea. A professional forestry official should be paid accordingly. No entitlement programs here bud. I still think its a great idea.BTW all does and small bucks will be getting a pass from me. As I hunt public that needs a few more deer left around. Trump for prez!

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11/18/15 @ 9:25 PM
qdmaguy
qdmaguy
USER since 6/14/10
"All this at absolutely no cost to you"

? Level 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0 ? Level 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75 ? Level 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $150 ? Antlerless tags . . .. . . . . . $6 each (level two and three only)

Bet you work for the government at some level or another. Either that or vote a straight Democratic ticket.

As for learning about bio-diversity...again, I can (and have) done that on my own. Between college courses, time in the woods, and the wonder of the internet you can learn everything on your own everything the government folks are going to teach you...it all comes down to your belief system. You want the government to do for you that which you can do for yourself. I much prefer to rely on myself for that learning.

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11/18/15 @ 7:16 PM
rock river
rock river
USER since 7/26/07
So you disagree with the assessment of the property. Therfore send those no good "commie" socialists the hell off your property and respectfully retreat to the sanctity of your underground bunker. In the end,you may have actually learned something about the biodiversity of your property,and how it relates to benefitting the deer herd that resides on it. All this at absolutely no cost to you,besides a few hrs of your time, and under no obligation whatsoever to adhere to their recommendations.

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