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ACTION ALERT: RESULTS FROM THE WI DNR/WCC 2021 SPRING HEARING QUESTIONAIRE NOW AVAILABLE!

 
 
 

     The results of the 2021 Wisconsin DNR and Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) Online Questionnaire are now available at:

 pawprint bullet point   Statewide results   pawprint bullet point   Resolution Results   pawprint bullet point

     More than 12,600 people provided input. Thanks to all of you who responded in favor of reducing the influence of the trappers, hunters, and hounders. Unfortunately, the hunters and trappers pretty much carried the day:

  • Question 33 – Establish a hunting season for white deer: Yes - 4,618; NO - 4,718; No Opinion - 854

  • Question 34 - Elimination of NR 10.07(1)(i) and related references to it in administrative code : YES - 5,510; No - 2,404; No Opinion - 2,311

  • Question 35 - [regarding] a 2 year scientific study on public properties to determine the impact of dog training /trialing on nesting birds between April 15 – July 31: YES - 5,710; No - 2,814; No Opinion - 1,669

  • Question 36 - allowing dog training, trialing, and hunting on state-owned land from April 15-July 31 without requiring the use of an 8- foot leash: Yes - 3,862; NO - 4,762; No Opinion - 1,550

  • Question 45 - Expand the use of cable tie restraints: YES - 5,203; No - 2,562; No Opinion - 2,278

  • Question 47 – Allow the use of traps with a jaw spread of nine inches in water and under ice sets: YES - 4,395; No - 2,253; No Opinion - 3,386

 

     The 2021 Wisconsin DNR and Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) Online Questionnaire is now available online until 7 pm April 15th at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2021WCCSpringHearing

A Wisconsin wolfPlease take this opportunity to voice your opinions on the natural resources proposed rule changes from the DNR, and advisory questions from the Natural Resources Board (NRB) and WCC, as well as resolutions from the public in each county throughout the state regarding natural resource issues of statewide concern.

     Please read each question carefully, and be sure to vote on any resolutions that may be introduced in your counties. There are some pertaining to ending wildlife killing contests and some pertaining to equal representation on wildlife policy committees. Each county may be different depending on who has introduced a resolution.

     There are many important issues included in this year's questionaire, including questions about expanding the use of cable restraints and foothold traps. However, if you do nothing else, Please take a few minutes to say NO to related questions 34, 35, and 36 in the Wisconsin Conservation Congress section (2021 WCC Bear Committee Advisory Questions and the WCC Turkey and Upland Game Committee Advisory Questions). The same hounders who allow their dogs to be injured and killed by wolves every year "training" them to hunt bear, and who were responsible for nearly 90% of the "kills" during the infamous February 2021 WI wolf slaughter, are seeking to open up public lands so they can "train" their packs on live game animals pretty much year-round.

  •      Question 34: Would you support the Conservation Congress working with the DNR and Natural Resources Board to eliminate NR 10.07(1)(i) and related references to it in administrative code? "Currently, NR 10.07(1)(i) reads No person shall: . . . Hunt or pursue any free-roaming wild animal with the aid of dog or Dogs May 1 to June 30 in that portion of the state north of the highways shown on the following map except for dog trials and training under permit as established by NR 17." NO, we would NOT!

  •      Question 35: Would you support the Wisconsin Conservation Congress recommend that the Natural Resources Board work with the Wisconsin DNR . . . other interested parties to request grant funding and conduct a 2 year scientific study on public properties to determine the impact of dog training /trialing on nesting birds between April 15 – July 31? "Current state regulations limit the training and trialing of dogs, on state owned land, between April 15- July 31 each year because of concerns of the impact on nesting birds. ... Various hunting dog clubs and associations including the Wisconsin Association of Field Trial Clubs, the Wisconsin Sporting Dog Association, the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, and the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association are in support of a well-designed scientific study being funded and conducted to determine the actual impact of dog training/trialing on nesting birds." NO, we would NOT!

  •      Question 36: Do you support the allowing dog training, trialing, and hunting on state-owned land from April 15-July 31 without requiring the use of an 8- foot leash? "Current state regulations limit the training and trialing of dogs between April 15 and July 31 each year because of concern on the impact on nesting birds. Dogs must be on an 8-foot leash at all times. ... Currently there are hunting seasons in April open on state-owned land and people are using the state-owned land for hunting. Some feel that dog training should also be allowed because these lands are open to public hunting." NO, we do NOT!


 pawprint bullet point   DNR spring wildlife & fisheries proposed rules hearing and annual Conservation Congress county meeting   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   2021 Spring Hearing Questionaire (pdf)   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   FAQ about online input process for the 2021 Spring Hearings [PDF]   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   WI Conservation Congress page   pawprint bullet point

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