FEBRUARY 19, 2011 | SHOW #608
• Jeff fishes Sheboygan Harbor for trout
• Dan is featured in a new video at the Milwaukee Muskie Expo
RESULTS FOR POLL s607
Should Wisconsin residents be allowed to vote on Conservation Congress Spring Hearing questions via the Internet?
YES 100% | NO 0% | MAYBE 0% | UNDECIDED 0% |
OTHER 0% IMPRESSIONS: 284 | RESPONSES: 6 |
Do you favor requiring the use of nontoxic shotgun ammunition for all hunting/shooting activities, with the exception of DNR-approved shooting ranges, on all state-managed lands?
BACKGROUND: Natural Resources Board Eyes State Land Lead BanMadison – In the February 11 issue of Wisconsin Outdoor News, Tim Eisele writes: Sportsmen will be asked on April 11 if they support the banning of lead shot and slugs in shotguns for hunting on state land starting in 2015.
That advisory question came from Natural Resources Board member Dave Clausen on January 26, following four hours of presentations on lead fishing tackle and ammunition to the NRB on January 25. Clausen, a hunter, said he's been concerned about the effects of lead in the environment for some time, and he suggested the January 25 seminar on the topic.
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WISCONSIN HUNTING & FISHING SEASONS
Free Turkey Hunter Education Clinic Dates Set
MADISON -- Free Turkey Hunter Education Clinics will again be offered this year around the state. These free clinics are presented by volunteer instructors and are sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Clinics typically last two to three hours and are designed to cover wild turkey biology and behavior, hunting methods, regulations, safety precautions, and landowner / hunter ethics, as well as tips for scoring trophy birds and a few ideas for preparing turkeys at home. The Turkey Hunter Education Clinics are for all ages and experience levels from beginning turkey hunters interested in learning wild turkey hunting techniques to experienced wild turkey hunters looking to brush up on their skills and learn new techniques.
These clinics will be held from late February through late March. Information and a listing of the dates and locations for each clinic are now available on the wild turkey page of the DNR website or may be obtained by calling the DNR Customer Call Center from 7 a.m. through 10 p.m., seven days a week, at 1-888-WDNRINFo (1-888-936-7463). For the latest additions or changes in the schedule, please refer to the DNR website.
Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings Questionnaire Available Online
MADISON – The questionnaire package for the 2011 Department of Natural Resources Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearing and Annual Conservation Congress County Meeting and the list of meeting locations is now available for review on the Department of Natural Resources website.
On Monday, April 11, there will be 72 public hearings, one in each Wisconsin county starting at 7 p.m. where individuals interested in natural resources management will have an opportunity to provide their input by non-binding vote and testimony to the Department of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Board and the Conservation Congress on proposed hunting and fishing rule changes and advisory questions. Printed copies of the questionnaire will be available after March 1.
The hearings, held annually, are combined with the county meetings during which residents can vote on and introduce their solutions to natural resources related issues.
The spring hearings cover three major areas: elections for county Conservation Congress delegates; proposed wildlife and fisheries rule changes that have been developed through previous Conservation Congress meetings; and Conservation Congress proposals for future rule development.