Here is a link to the same presentation given at the meeting-http://dnrmedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?pei ... 3858c40d84
Link to complete the survey online-http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RDFF2S5
At the meeting the presentation is stopped to give participates time to complete that area of the survey after getting the background info.
The survey is open to everyone; residents and nonresidents, landowners or any other non-hunting interested person. It is all open until June.
Gopherlongbeards wrote:Not sure what I think about these declines. 100,000 is still alot of hunters. As far as how to get more hunters into the sport? I think stuff like the youth hunt Scott participate din are prime examples.
The decline could just be a reflection of the general hunting population decline, however the WI turkey hunter decline has been much larger. To put the 100,000 hunters in perspective; spread over the entire state's turkey habitat that is about 1 hunter per 2 square miles.
I don't know what the optimum number of hunters would be, I am open to suggestions there.
A good friend tries to convince me there are too many hunters and we need to lose the non serious ones because there is not enough places to hunt. He also believes there is no reason to give any group a special season including the youth seasons. He feels it reinforces the attitudes of entitlement. Needless to say we have very lively fireside discussions. He is a longtime firearm safety instructor and deputy sheriff giving him a very different perspective.