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State Trad Bowhunting Orgs => WISCONSIN - Wisconsin Traditional Archers => Topic started by: Can Hahaka on January 17, 2008, 02:38:00 PM

Title: CWD Meeting Summary/Cross bows(?)
Post by: Can Hahaka on January 17, 2008, 02:38:00 PM
Go on line Journal/Sentinel (JS on-line)or get a copy of the meeting summary from the CWD meetings in Fitchburg this past weekend.
Appears that the propsal to help reduce the deer herd will include the use of cross bows(?) during the muzzleloader/(cross bow(?)) season after the 9 day gun hunt.
As some one once said - 'Dis ain't good!
Title: Re: CWD Meeting Summary/Cross bows(?)
Post by: RGK on January 21, 2008, 03:24:00 PM
You are correct that this ain't good. I am the WBH rep on this CWD panel. I fought against crossbows and thought I explained the WBH position well as I urged them not to include language in our recommendations that expanded the use of crossbows but in the end, I was one vote of the 15 members in the room made up almost completely of gun hunters.
Title: Re: CWD Meeting Summary/Cross bows(?)
Post by: RGK on January 24, 2008, 12:50:00 PM
The CWD Stakeholder Advisory Group's web site has now been updated to include the votes taken 2 weeks ago. You can also see a draft of the document we will be presenting to the DNR Secretary Matt Frank when we meet with him on the 31st.

look under the headings of "polling document" and "Recommendation Summary"


Please note that on the first page of the "Recommendation Summary", under the heading of Crossbows, it states:

Crossbows – Allow use of crossbows for everyone during the archery season


I have sent an email asking that the wording be changed to read "Crossbows – Allow use of crossbows for everyone during the archery season, only within the CWDMZ". I do not want folks to read this and think that this was a state wide recommendation. I have already been told that the change will be made.


Minority reports, such as the WBH stance in opposition to the expansion of crossbows are not yet part of this document. I will be delivering that either today or tomorrow.


This site also includes the agenda for this Saturday's meeting but I do not see a time allocated for public comments. As far as I know, it is still open to the public but you would not be allowed to speak.

 http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/whealth/issues/CWD/advisory.htm  

There are also links to videos of about 12 hours of presentations that were given to us. Check them out.
Title: Re: CWD Meeting Summary/Cross bows(?)
Post by: GameMaster on January 24, 2008, 06:28:00 PM
We have enough deer seasons in our state! It is time we voice our opinion,attend your spring hearing meeting in your area! Just another way to sell hunting lic.and not concerned with the quality of the deer herd in Wisconsin. Don't be suprised if all Wi. isn't earn a buck in the next two years!