2016 Spring Hearings- Waterfowl Question
Duckwidow... it wouldn't be a discussion if we agreed... and I respect your opinion, I simply don't agree with it.
Concealment law. From what I have read, our law is unique to Wisconsin and Minnesota. Also, it appears to have originated to stop market hunters from ruining sport hunting on Kosh. While I do agree with you that the effect it has on today's hunter is eliminating much of the shore line from being used, I don't think it follows that it results in birds sticking around longer. There is still boat traffic from other hunters and fisherman. And most of the areas you can't hunt from a boat can still be hunted as long as you are willing to stand there in the water.
I don't believe relaxing these laws will push the birds through the state any faster. For myself, it would simply be a matter of convenience as I would be allowed to sit in my boat rather than having to stand in the water to hunt the areas I want. Come late November, it is much more comfortable (and safer) to hunt from the boat.
I understand your concerns, but do not believe changing the concealment law is going to push birds through the state any faster than they currently move. Other states have very liberal to no concealment requirements and they are able to harvest birds, so I see no reason why Wisconsin shouldn't adopt similar regulations.