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Forum: Midwest
12-01-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,485
Posted By TJD

I have used both the commercial blends you see at...

I have used both the commercial blends you see at places like Gander Mountain, as well as mixing my own while buying seed from farm supply sources. There does appear to be a...
Forum: Midwest
12-01-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,447
Posted By TJD

Not a great season in our area (Trempealeau...

Not a great season in our area (Trempealeau County south of Arcadia). Wind and warmth made for a slow opening weekend, then it got warmer thru Thanksgiving. Finally cooled off on Friday but the...
Forum: Midwest
02-04-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,359
Posted By TJD

I have always had better luck around Valentines...

I have always had better luck around Valentines Day and later.
Forum: Midwest
12-05-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,710
Posted By TJD

Nice buck! So...when can we expect the next...

Nice buck! So...when can we expect the next video??
Forum: Midwest
01-24-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,336
Posted By TJD

First, we need to start by comparing apples to...

First, we need to start by comparing apples to apples. We don't have mule deer in Wisconsin, and we do not have a large enough population of elk that could sustain any sort of hunting season. Second,...
Forum: Midwest
01-02-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 760
Posted By TJD

WI-- Dearth of Deer felt across industries

A lot of interesting stuff in this article, including the significant drop in deer vehicle accidents, crop damage claims, and the impact of a lower harvest on a number of businesses. Also, the first...
Forum: Midwest
01-02-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By TJD

And here was one of the nuggets from that study...

And here was one of the nuggets from that study that you gotta love. A possible recommendation as stated by the authors of this study:



I actually HOPE they try to push that through! First,...
Forum: Midwest
12-30-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,336
Posted By TJD

Huh?? Let's see...from 2002 to 2007, we saw a...

Huh?? Let's see...from 2002 to 2007, we saw a sideways trend...nothing more, nothing less! There is no indication of an upward trend based on one year of data that appears to show a higher infection...
Forum: Midwest
12-29-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,336
Posted By TJD

Uh...no, it doesn't. All that article from this...

Uh...no, it doesn't. All that article from this past August shows is a one year spike in incidence...that does not indicate a trend. The 2009 data is not yet in. In fact, below is a graph showing the...
Forum: Midwest
12-24-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,336
Posted By TJD

So the "CWD infection rate" is "increasing"?...

So the "CWD infection rate" is "increasing"? Funny how the data from the area really doesn't seem to appear to back that up.

But hey, like a current politician once put it "you can't let a good...
Forum: Midwest
12-06-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By TJD

Finally!!! BTW...has anyone else noticed...

Finally!!!

BTW...has anyone else noticed the absence from these threads of the usual "Amen DNR Choir" who are regularly here to defend the deer management policies of the DNR>>
Forum: Midwest
12-06-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,725
Posted By TJD

FINALLY...after years of arrogance...the DNR...

FINALLY...after years of arrogance...the DNR seems to finally be understanding the anger of hunters who for years have been telling them that their deer estimates have been way, WAY off!
...
Forum: Midwest
12-01-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,911
Posted By TJD

This can't be right! There are more deer out...

This can't be right! There are more deer out there...the DNR says so and they are always right! (Sarcasm intended!)
Forum: Midwest
04-30-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,191
Posted By TJD

RE: EAB dead in Wisconsin for 2009!!

I would agree...though I remember asking one of the DNR guys at a hearing years ago why they thought it was perfectly fine to use rifles to fill crop damage tags (starting around Labor Day), while...
Forum: Midwest
04-29-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,191
Posted By TJD

RE: EAB dead in Wisconsin for 2009!!

I had not heard anything even brought up on that issue, but I would guess that you probably could still use rifles. From what I have seen in the past, the shotgun vs. rifle argument always seems to...
Forum: Midwest
04-27-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,191
Posted By TJD

RE: EAB dead in Wisconsin for 2009!!

I hunt in Unit 61...Trempealeau County
Forum: Midwest
04-23-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,191
Posted By TJD

RE: EAB dead in Wisconsin for 2009!!

Below is a link to a pretty good story about the decision. It appears that the legislature was ready to abolish EAB by statute if necessary. The quote below sort of sums it up:

"George Meyer,...
Forum: Midwest
04-22-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,191
Posted By TJD

RE: EAB dead in Wisconsin for 2009!!

The news today is that EAB is probably dead for good. Like I have said before, I did not have as big a problem with EAB as with the October hunts...but apparently some in the Legislature were getting...
Forum: Midwest
04-20-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,191
Posted By TJD

RE: EAB dead in Wisconsin for 2009!!

I see two issues there.

First, as far as what happened "20 years ago", go no further than the restrictive process for getting antlerless permits the DNR had as little as 10 years ago to see how...
Forum: Midwest
04-19-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,191
Posted By TJD

RE: EAB dead in Wisconsin for 2009!!

Why of course...it only stands to reason that no hunters will shoot does now, and that landowners are too stupid to know that herd balance is in their interest too. No, we need the all-knowing wisdom...
04-14-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,505
Posted By TJD

RE: planting throw and grow food plot

How big of an area? If it is fairly small, a pump sprayer with Roundup will take care of the grasses (wait until it is a little warmer and the grasses are greened up). Then either rake the area up or...
04-13-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,484
Posted By TJD

RE: no till food plots

No, but you CAN put 10 percent of your CRP acreage into food plots, BUT you have to go to the Ag office, file a crop plan to do it, and it has to be using only certain plantings. Years back it was...
04-13-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,484
Posted By TJD

RE: no till food plots

Have not used that product. BUT, be very careful about putting anything like that in CRP. It is not an allowed planting and if you do get caught (which is really not too likely, but you never know)...
Forum: Midwest
04-12-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By TJD

RE: WI-to early to start planting food plots?

Not sure where in WI you are seeing that, but where I hunt they are working up fields but planting is still a ways off. But, clovers could start going in just a couple of weeks from now if you had a...
04-12-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,035
Posted By TJD

RE: wisconsin food plot

Frankly, I never tried Tecomate, but have used several others. I does, I think, depend a little on what kind of plot you want to put in. If I recall that mix has some chicory and other stuff (cow...
Forum: Midwest
04-12-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By TJD

RE: Hunter's being stereotyped in the media?

Part of the problem is that he has so little record...anywhere. Four years in the US Senate and while he was in the Illinois senate there were not many gun votes that he voted on.

But what is...
Forum: Midwest
04-12-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,191
Posted By TJD

RE: EAB dead in Wisconsin for 2009!!

Yes the meetings are still important. I am actually surprised the DNR relented on the EAB issue as soon as they did. I have heard that a bunch of state assembly members and state senators have caught...
Forum: Midwest
04-10-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,191
Posted By TJD

RE: EAB dead in Wisconsin for 2009!!

Gotta say I find it to be a pleasant surprise. Not sure what finally made the DNR listen, but they listened and deserve credit for that.
Forum: Midwest
04-09-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,191
Posted By TJD

EAB dead in Wisconsin for 2009!!

Hot off the presses!! I'll give credit where credit is due...the DNR finally did listen!!

http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/news/BreakingNews_Lookup.asp?id=1208
Forum: Midwest
03-24-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By TJD

RE: WI EAB Alternative...

Unfortunately, nothing that the DNR could propose would surprise me. I still remember back in 1995 when they were floating the idea of an antlerless-only gun season (not a special antlerless...
Forum: Midwest
03-23-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,668
Posted By TJD

RE: Preliminary 2009 Wisconsin Deer Season Structure

EAB is at least better than the goofy t-zone hunts that relatively few participate in anyway.

But the problem as I see it is the DNR's overall approach to the issue. It seems once again to be...
Forum: Midwest
03-10-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,668
Posted By TJD

Preliminary 2009 Wisconsin Deer Season Structure

Well, here it is! Fewer EAB units...though given some of the units still in EAB had 20% drops in harvest in 2008, not sure why it is back anywhere!

...
Forum: Midwest
01-18-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By TJD

RE: WI. EAB on choping block

Yes, that's right. And as far as thinking EAB is a good policy...tell you what...if you have too many does in your unit, try shooting some! Try talking to the neighbors and have them shoot some.

...
Forum: Midwest
01-12-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,232
Posted By TJD

RE: hunters willing to go to spring meetings /WI

I'll take your word for that. But...did the DNR's in those respective states also predict record or near record harvests, and also expand the number of herd control units ( or increase the...
Forum: Midwest
01-11-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,232
Posted By TJD

RE: hunters willing to go to spring meetings /WI

Yep...and they have more in life than posting on hunting message boards, too....OOOPS!...

I don't think it is unreasonable to expect a governmental agency, supposedly one that is accountable to...
Forum: Midwest
01-08-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,833
Posted By TJD

RE: Wisconsin Hunters (next year)

Depends on how the season shakes out next year. In our area, the population is down, but not what I would consider to be low. To keep things in balance, we try to shoot an equal number of bucks and...
Forum: Midwest
01-03-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,232
Posted By TJD

RE: hunters willing to go to spring meetings /WI

I plan on going...again...but frankly I have found them to be a waste of time. Sort of like going to witness the Soviet Politburo...all the decisions are made and the hearings are nothing more than...
Forum: Midwest
12-31-2008, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,408
Posted By TJD

RE: Deer Hunting land in West central Wisconsin

I'm not sure about your budget, but given the current economic situation you might want to consider buying some land as opposed to leasing it. There are several spots for sale that I know of in the...
Forum: Midwest
12-28-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By TJD

RE: So how many Wisconsin EAB units in '09?

I think you have just summed up how a lot of folks feel.I would only disagree slightly. I do think the people who work for the DNR are, by and large, serious about what they do and also are acting...
Forum: Midwest
12-27-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By TJD

RE: So how many Wisconsin EAB units in '09?

Again, I am hoping you are right. Though...again...the DNR knew going in to last season what the '07/'08 winter had been like, and for whatever reason was actually looking at expanding the list of...
12-26-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,395
Posted By TJD

RE: soybean's what is a good size plot?

I have been down the road with soybean plots several times. I have had plots ranging from 1/2 acre to 3 acres. At 1/2 to 1 acre, the deer literally mowed down the plot...when I say "mowed", it...
Forum: Midwest
12-26-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By TJD

RE: So how many Wisconsin EAB units in '09?

1sagittarius,

I am hoping the DNR is looking at things as logically as you are. To me, everything you stated makes perfect sense. My concern is that of the three facts listed in your first...
Forum: Midwest
12-25-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By TJD

So how many Wisconsin EAB units in '09?

Just curious as to how the DNR will adjust, if at all, to a harvest that was 20% lower than last year. What is most troubling is that in August of '08 they had already created an "EAB Watchlist",...
Forum: Midwest
12-23-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,898
Posted By TJD

RE: wisconsin DNR CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Couldn't have said it better. Well done!

And just to reiteratesome points I made several pages back:
If there really is an overpopulation issue in the Wisconsin deer herd, the DNR helped...
Forum: Midwest
12-23-2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,898
Posted By TJD

RE: wisconsin DNR CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NO ONE SAID THAT OR EVEN REMOTELY INFERRED THAT HUNTERS SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY SELF-CONTROL!!! But hey, if it makes you feel better to make stuff up to support your feeble arguments, so be it!


...
Forum: Midwest
12-23-2008, 07:50 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,898
Posted By TJD

RE: wisconsin DNR CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'd say that this part of the discussion probably belongs on a separate thread, but...

To say that Doyle is trying to "keep hunting in WI for the future"...not sure how that matches with his...
Forum: Midwest
12-22-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,898
Posted By TJD

RE: wisconsin DNR CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sure!...right...the DNR knows all, sees all, and should just be able to rule by decree....like a bunch of feudal lords accountable to no one.

And, under yourscenario that sort of resembles a...
Forum: Midwest
12-22-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,898
Posted By TJD

RE: wisconsin DNR CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't think the point was to compare the potential or hunting in Iowa to Wisconsin. It sounded to me like the point was to compare the overall experience with herd management. Wisconsin, especially...
Forum: Midwest
12-21-2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,898
Posted By TJD

RE: wisconsin DNR CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, so have I. I have also heard the intimation that trophy hunting is "the problem", that because hunters don't make the massive "meat" drives of 25 years ago, we now have a "deer population...
Forum: Midwest
12-18-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,898
Posted By TJD

RE: wisconsin DNR CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mr.mc54



You, like many, saw that something needed to be done and took action. That is my point in my response to Handles. I'm not disputing that some areas have had, and continue to have,...
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