Does anyone know how many gun , bow and crossbow licenses were sold this year in Wisconsin?
Gun deer license sales
Bottomline, there should be a way to make sure someone can't shoot another buck or deer with the same tag. My biggest issue ethically with that is, If you shot a buck already, aren't you proud enough ? If you shot a smaller buck than you wanted, that's your fault and no one else.
I don't see the point of people shooting two small bucks anyway....the slobs will be slobs. You kill one buck, regardless of size, be happy with it. Most aren't shooting two mature bucks with a bow in a year. Most times it's hard to get one every year or every couple muchless two in a season. Gun that's another story.
They need to spend the money and implement a paper sticker, just like every other state. Something needs to go on that deer saying it's yours. Something to deter someone from reusing a tag. Must be slit, signed, called in immediately before transporting. It's a must.
It still doesn't stop people from using others tags, but that's been going on a LONG time. The DNR probably doesn't mind that, at least they are getting more money. LOL
OMG!! So Sorry, 26 years then, forgive me for rounding. I forgot what site I'm on. When I first starting hunting you had to apply for a party tag to shoot a doe. Then it went to applying for a hunters choice to shoot a buck or doe with one license and hopefully you got one every other year if you wanted to shoot a doe. The majority of hunters were not getting 7 tags a year, otherwise the herd decimation would of started way before CWD.
" Twentyfive years ago you got one license" . Not true, in 1992 I was allowed 7 doe tags for unit 20 ( west Price co.) and a buck tag just for a gun license.
Brew, Totally missed the point. If they sell 600,000 licenses today, it's really 1,200,000 plus licenses. You base the ratio on amount of licenses available now, not the number of hunters. Plus you can still group gun hunt today so it means nothing in this formula.
Very interesting 2017 gun kill numbers so far. I wonder if the WDNR managers or our elected politicians have any idea how big of a drop in license sales kill numbers like this should get them next year. And after a few years of ideal winters statewide no less. Time to hire some more ad men in Madison......either that or some competent wildlife managers .Circus indeed.
No 25 years ago, when you filled your tag, you just joined up and group hunted, helping others fill their tag. Thats what happened all over.