2011 Fall Hunting Forecast

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2011 Fall Hunting Forecast

Postby charlie elk » August 31st, 2011, 12:55 pm

WDNR has published its fall forecast including turkeys starting on page 21. Here is a link to download
http://dnr.wi.gov/org/caer/ce/news/pdf/ ... recast.pdf

Some interesting stats contained in the booklet-
Turkey Hunting by the Numbers
Total number of turkeys harvested in all seasons in 2010: 55,116
Total number of turkey permits available for all seasons in 2010: 321,429
Total number of turkey permits issued for all seasons in 2010: 275,529
Overall success rate for the 2010 spring turkey season: 22.3%
Overall success rate for the 2010 fall turkey season: 12%

These are the total permits issued not the number of licenses sold, a single hunter could have multiple permits. The success rate is based on a percent of permits not the number of hunters.
Then is a hunter who buys 6 permits and shoots 2 turkeys 33% successful or 100%?
If a hunter is average or desires to be average and wants to kill 2 turkeys in the season; does he need to buy 16.67 permits? (16.67 x 12% = 2)
If you agree with me call it fact; if you disagree - call it my opinion.
After all - we are talking turkey.

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Re: 2011 Fall Hunting Forecast

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » August 31st, 2011, 10:07 pm

Thanks for posting that Charley, some good reading there.
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