Mark, WI is set up to hunt from Weds through Sun. a 5 day season. There are 6 seasons, and 7 zones to hunt in. When you draw a tag you can only hunt that zone for 5 days, then your done. After all of the tags are drawn in the first round, you can buy another tag for a zone with there are any left, but you can only buy one tag a day, and they are only good for 5 days, no hunting on Mon or Tues. It was set up that way from the start back in 1984, the short seasons were done so there wasn't a lot of preasure on the birds and it thinned out the number of hunters in the field at one time. There was only a few areas in the state that had a huntable population of birds, but now the birds cover the entire state. They use the zones to limit the number of permits in that area, and to see how many birds were taken in that zone, because you have to register your birds when you fill your tag. Like for me and Charlie, If I draw a tag in zone 3 for the 4th season and Charlie draws one in zone 3 for the 3rd season, we can't hunt together. [:@] It was fine back in "84 but it's time for a change.
WI Youth & LTH Mentor
Dodge Co. NWTF