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I need some numbers!!! Help if you can!!!

Old 11-28-2007, 12:35 PM
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Default I need some numbers!!! Help if you can!!!

I just need some help, here is the situation...

Wisconsin has had earn a buck last year and this yearand will next year, and they had it about 3 years ago too. For those of you not sure what earn-a-buck is, it is that before you can shoot a buck you must shoot a doe. Then you register it and get your buck tag (earning your buck). The DNr started this to get the WI deer kill up.

Wisconsin also has T-zone and a youth hunt. Both of these are 1 weekend a year, seperate weekends, where you can take your deer gun out and shoot only does. How ever many tags you have you can shoot a doe. One comes before the reuglar gun deer season, usually Halloween weekend, and the other is after gun season and muzzleloader season before late bow season starts up.

Now what I am looking for is a list with the number of deer killed from 1980-2007. I don't know where I could find this and the WI DNR website doesn't have it from what I could see. I just want to see if T-zone and earn-a-buck are working. It seems like less people hunt because of the earn-a-buck with the QDM land owners. People just don't want to shoot the does off there land and only shoot bucks.

This year there were under 400,000 deer killed and I think before the EAB and T-Z started the were more than 500,000 deer killed per year. Any help on finding these statistics is greatly appreciated. I will take these to the DNR hearings and ask the DNR why we are having EAB and TZ if the deer kill numbers are getting lower.


add: EAB is for both bow and gun season, if you shoot a doe during bow and don't get a buck, the buck tag is carried over to gun season, if unsuccessful for gun season the buck tag can be carried over to the next year.
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:50 PM
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Default RE: I need some numbers!!! Help if you can!!!

Here it is........... http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/wildlife/HUNT/deer/histharv.htm

This is till 2003. Should be able to to find 2004-2007 on the same web site.
Good luck!
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:21 PM
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Default RE: I need some numbers!!! Help if you can!!!

Here in Bama they just limited us to 3 bucks a year. The reason they did this was so people would kill more does if they wanted more then 3 deer to eat because you can shoot 2 does every day of the season. There may be less deer killed but if more does were killed it will slow the population growth down. That is the logic behind bama's regulations.Just a theory.
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:34 PM
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Default RE: I need some numbers!!! Help if you can!!!

I wonder why there was such a bigspike in deer harvested in 2000 during the gun season? Yet the archery season didn't seem affected.
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:04 AM
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Take a look at the weather for that yr, maybe there was light snow, no rain during deer season that yr.
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