Someone who because I am polite will be left unnamed who, apparently a new user; sent me a private message referring to me as a liar.
He does not believe WI has a turkey depredation problem that is addressed by the WDNR issuing shooting permits.
There are areas in WI where the farmers are near desperation for someone to help them control the turkey population on their lands and will gladly grant access to ethical & responsible hunters free of charge.
Well here is the info for all to see. Use the link to access a list of farmers who have received shooting permits. These guys must allow hunting on their lands as described.
2010 WDACP Enrollment Report"Wisconsin's Wildlife Damage Program has requirements which farmers need to fulfill for program assistance. The core requirement of this program is hunting access. HUNTING ON LANDS NOT ENROLLED IN THE PROGRAM, WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE LANDOWNER, IS TRESPASSING.
Parking is restricted to designated areas; vehicular access is prohibited; and use of existing hunting stands or blinds is prohibited, unless specific permission is granted by the enrollee. ENROLLEES SHALL NOT CHARGE ANY FEES FOR HUNTING, HUNTING ACCESS, OR ANY OTHER ACTIVITY THAT INCLUDES HUNTING THE SPECIES CAUSING THE DAMAGE.
Hunting is only allowed for the species causing the damage, unless authorized by the landowner. Each farmer has two options available to them for assistance. Each option has a hunting access requirement. The first wildlife damage program option is OPEN PUBLIC HUNTING (OPH)
. This option provides the farmer with all program services. Hunting access on the property enrolled is unlimited for the species causing the damage, but the hunter must notify the enrollee or their plans to hunt. The hunter is responsible to limit their hunting only to properties enrolled in the program. The second wildlife damage program option is MANAGED HUNTING ACCESS (MHA).
Under this plan, the farmer's enrolled property is assigned a minimum daily hunting requirement. This hunting access requirement is the number of hunters that need to be allowed access, based on 2 hunters/40 acres of huntable land. The hunting access is based on "presence of" language. This means that enrollees may not deny permission unless their hunting requirement is met with hunters on the property at that exact time. Hunters must contact the participating farmer and obtain permission. The farmer is required to keep a daily hunting log to document the hunting access requirement. Farmers that received a Shooting Permit
for the species causing the damage are required to enroll in the Wildlife Damage Abatement and Claims Program. Access hunters, who seek to hunt during the regular hunting season using their regular licenses and tags, may receive an extra tag under an enrollee's Shooting Permit
. The farmer has sole discretion for Shooting Permit
tag distribution. However, Shooting Permit
tag denial is NOT hunting access denial."
Click this link for a list of the open lands.