Shocking Fall Permits 55,711

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Shocking Fall Permits 55,711

Postby charlie elk » August 19th, 2013, 2:06 pm

I just received a table of the fall turkey results. T&TH will not let me insert a PDF so it is up on http://www.charlieelk.com
There are no leftover tags in units 2, 5,6,or 7 and 130 resident landowners in those units did not get drawn.
55,711 permits were awarded a huge increase over 2012. WOW! :o WDNR is shocked too.
The leftover permits are listed here http://dnr.wi.gov/permits/fallturkey.html
All of the numbers there are wrong as in low and will be updated soon. The PDF has the correct numbers.
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Re: Shocking Fall Permits 55,711

Postby kygobbler » August 19th, 2013, 4:38 pm

charlie elk wrote:130 resident landowners in those units did not get drawn.


I believe if I was a landowner and they told me I couldn't kill one off my property, I would not be a happy camper.

I believe you boys have bragged too much on the turkey hunting up there and everybody is wanting to try it out. :lol: Looks like the woods are going to busy with hunters.
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Re: Shocking Fall Permits 55,711

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » August 19th, 2013, 5:41 pm

I wonder how much this crappy spring has to do with it? A lot of guys didn't bag a bird so they're looking to do so this fall with the amount of birds that's still left? I know a few guys that didn't even bother to go out this spring because they drew early season permits.


Ouch.......I didn't even draw one for unit 2 this year :o , first time I didn't draw a fall tag :shock: Guess I'll be trying for unit 3 OTC tags.
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Re: Shocking Fall Permits 55,711

Postby charlie elk » August 19th, 2013, 8:20 pm

WillowRidgeCalls wrote:Ouch.......I didn't even draw one for unit 2 this year

Don't panic yet. WDNR does not have the successful hunters posted yet. They told me tomorrow or Wednesday.

WillowRidgeCalls wrote:I wonder how much this crappy spring has to do with it?

I'm wondering the same thing. That's a heck of an increase in hunter interest in only a year.

kygobbler wrote:I believe if I was a landowner and they told me I couldn't kill one off my property

There is special drawing for landowners with a limited number of permits only for landowners. If a landowner is unsuccessful in the special drawing they are put in the regular, kind of like a second chance. But as a landowner if I wasn't drawn I would not be a happy fellow. Heck who would be?

kygobbler wrote:I believe you boys have bragged too much on the turkey hunting up there and everybody is wanting to try it out.

Hmm, I've written a lot about fall hunting on my blog and those posts get 6-7,000 reads per month. Maybe I need to take them down... Or maybe I should not have talked and showed Vic off at the Turkey Expo...
Oh well I talk the DNR into issue more permits next year.
In the big scheme of things we need more participation in the fall to secure our sport. It's a catch 22 though.
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Re: Shocking Fall Permits 55,711

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » August 19th, 2013, 11:36 pm

charlie elk wrote:
WillowRidgeCalls wrote:Ouch.......I didn't even draw one for unit 2 this year

Don't panic yet. WDNR does not have the successful hunters posted yet. They told me tomorrow or Wednesday.

I checked my draw online, it said NOPE. I guess I get a bonus point for next year. Still can't believe that unit 2 drew out, last year there was almost 8,000 OTC tags still left.
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Re: Shocking Fall Permits 55,711

Postby Gopherlongbeards » August 20th, 2013, 7:26 am

Yeah it is hard to believe that there were 20,000 more applicants than a year ago. makes me wonder if there wasn't some kind of glitch in the system.

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Re: Shocking Fall Permits 55,711

Postby Gopherlongbeards » August 20th, 2013, 7:32 am

WillowRidgeCalls wrote:
charlie elk wrote:
WillowRidgeCalls wrote:Ouch.......I didn't even draw one for unit 2 this year

Don't panic yet. WDNR does not have the successful hunters posted yet. They told me tomorrow or Wednesday.

I checked my draw online, it said NOPE. I guess I get a bonus point for next year. Still can't believe that unit 2 drew out, last year there was almost 8,000 OTC tags still left.



I wouldn't worry yet Scott, the online license center says I wasn't awarded a permit for unit 4, and there are 7k+ extras remaining. I don't think they have correct results posted yet.

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Re: Shocking Fall Permits 55,711

Postby ads1 » August 20th, 2013, 8:52 am

When I called WI DNR yesterday they said they did not have the final tally set up yet and that it would be a couple of days. It really sounds like a computer glitch to me. This is interesting and if true would signal an upswing in fall turkey hunting.
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Re: Shocking Fall Permits 55,711

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » August 20th, 2013, 10:26 am

I was talking with our chapters president and both him and his wife or any of the 6 guys that hunt with them drew a tag. They drew the tags but haven't posted the successful hunters just yet. We are waiting so patiently for fall seasons that we are getting a head of ourselves. Sorry guys I guess I'm going aginst the no. 1 rule in turkey hunting, *Patience* :lol: . Good Luck to everybody on getting your tag.
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Re: Shocking Fall Permits 55,711

Postby charlie elk » August 20th, 2013, 1:01 pm

Perhaps the delay is due to more permits being generated to take care of everyone who applied. Let's all hope so.
A few years ago WDNR did that for spring hunters who were over drawn. I've not heard this is happening but that seed was planted, let's hope it grows.
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