Chronology of deer hunting seasons in Wisconsin by dfhdhdhdhjr

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									               Welcome
• Huge task
• Short time frame
• Long history
         Charge to the committee
•       Work with DNR to develop effective alternatives to
        EAB.
    –     Acceptable alternatives must be shown to be effective for deer
          population management and supported by hunters and
          landowners and able to be evaluated through established
          benchmarks.
•       Serve as a conduit for various hunting constituencies.
•       In addition to generating new ideas, evaluate
        previously identified options (Deer 2000 and Beyond,
        Deer Streamlining effort).
•       Forward a recommendation to the NRB in time for
        alternatives to be in place for the 2010 deer season.
    Some of what’s not in the charge:
•   Population models
•   Deer population goals
•   DMU boundaries
•   Baiting and feeding
•   Predators/predation
              Previous efforts
• 1987 – NRB appoints special committee to “explore
  alternatives to the deer season.”
• 1991 – NRB appoints ad hoc committee to recommend
  changes to deer management program.
• 1995 – Deer Environmental Assessment completed
• 2000 – Deer 2000 project…
• 2004 – Deer streamlining team appointed by Sec.
  Hassett to simplify regulations and maintain herd
  management capabilities.
• 2005 – Stakeholder panel implements trial to evaluate
  herd control without October gun hunt.
June 20 – Initial committee meeting
 Review potential alternatives
   Brainstorm others
                                                        Timeline
           July 11 – Second committee meeting
               Further winnowing of alternatives


                     August 1 – Third committee meeting
                        Selection of preferred alternative(s)
                         Develop report to NRB
                               August 12 – NRB receives report


                                       October – Public hearings

                                              December – NRB approval of
                                                 alternatives
                                                  Jan - March – Legislative
                                                     review
                                                            March 2010 –
                                                             Changes in place
                 DNR role
•   Source of data
•   Historical resource
•   Liaison with NRB
•   Information gathering capacity
Evaluations of season structure
  Chronology of deer hunting seasons in Wisconsin - 2009


                       September 12                        January 3, 2010

Archery seasons
Youth gun hunt

October antlerless gun hunt
(herd control units)

Statewide gun seasons

Muzzle loader hunt
CWD holiday gun hunt
  Chronology of deer hunting seasons in Wisconsin - 2009

                        September 12                                  January 3, 2010

Archery seasons
Youth gun hunt

October antlerless gun hunt
(herd control units)

Statewide gun seasons

Muzzle loader hunt
CWD holiday gun hunt
                     120,000




                     100,000




                      80,000
              Kill




                      60,000


                                Deer Kill by Date: 2005-2008
                      40,000




                      20,000




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                                                  Late CWD gun hunt
Mean Antlerless:Antlered Harvest Ratio by Season
      Framework and Region, 1996-2008

                              4.00



                              3.50



                              3.00
Antlerless:Antlered Harvest




                              2.50
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                                                                                                                                  No Oct
                              2.00                                                                                                w/ Oct
                                                                                                                                  EAB
                                                                                                                                  CWD
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                              1.00



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                                     Northern Forest   Central Forest   Eastern Farmland   Western Farmland   Southern Farmland
                                                                            Region
   Antlerless deer kill per day by season type, 2005-
                            08

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                    20000
Number killed/day




                                                                                                                 2005
                    15000                                                                                        2006
                                                                                                                 2007
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                            Early Bow   Oct. Gun   Nov. Gun                 Muzzleloader   Dec. Gun   Late Bow
                                                              Season Type
Estimated Antlerless Harvest Rates (% of Fall Population) for Northern Forest and
Eastern Farmland Deer Management Units
During 1996-2004.   Season Framework:                  Zone-T          Earn-A-Buck

Region                                                    Year

and DMU                1996      1997   1998    1999            2000   2001      2002        2003   2004
Northern Forest

3                        7%        6%    10%     10%             19%    15%          10%      19%    23%

5                        8%        6%    13%     15%             23%    25%          20%      30%    38%

6                       12%       13%    11%     11%             22%    17%          13%      20%    30%

13                       9%        6%    10%     13%             23%    20%          15%      21%    26%

14                       8%        5%    12%     13%             25%    17%          13%      17%    23%

19                       8%        4%     9%     15%             26%    15%          17%      19%    24%

20                       8%        6%    15%     13%             28%    18%          18%      26%    33%




NF
Average                 8%        7%    11%     13%             24%    18%       15%         22%    28%
NF Framework Average          Bucks+Quota =    10%     Zone-T =        20%                 EAB =    28%
47                      23%       24%    23%     21%             31%    23%          22%      28%    40%

51A                     41%       17%    17%     29%             31%    27%          22%      23%    32%

51B                     39%       28%    20%     20%             31%    27%          22%      22%    33%

62B                     24%       30%    17%     26%             29%    25%          23%      29%    46%

63A                     39%       21%    15%     27%             18%    23%          21%      26%    40%

63B                     22%       33%    13%     20%             33%    25%          24%      28%    52%

65B                     22%       25%    24%     29%             33%    26%          23%      29%    50%

66                      40%       23%    14%     26%             17%    21%          19%      24%    36%

80A                     36%       29%    19%     27%             28%    22%          16%      19%    25%

80B                     43%       19%    16%     21%             31%    26%          22%      25%    43%

81                      25%       26%    24%     24%             26%    19%          17%      16%    19%




Average                32%       25%    18%     25%              28%   24%           21%      24%   38%



EF Framework Average          Bucks+Quota =    21%     Zone-T =        25%                 EAB =    38%
Kill Per Square Mile of Deer Range
           in CWD Zones
Year   Gun Season    EAB or        Kill/Sq. Mi   Antlerless/a
         Length     Either Sex   Of Deer Range     ntlered
                                                    ratio
2002      100         EAB            20.4            2.9

2003       66         EAB            23.1            2.5

2004       67         EAB            19.7            2.7

2005       64        EAB/ES          17.5            1.6

2006       32       Either Sex       15.4            1.2

2007       32         EAB            19.0            2.5


2008       29         EAB            18.2            2.8

								
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