Wisconsin Crossbow Trial time frame ending

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Wisconsin Crossbow Trial time frame ending

Post by ThunderXB » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:35 pm

Three years ago WI enacted a 3 year "trial" period to use crossbows during the overlapping "bow" season.

The timeframe to review that is coming up.

I have heard from knowledgeable sources (don't ask me what or who because I cannot reveal that) that there will be a move afoot to somehow restrict or limit the crossbow season moving forward beginning in the year or so, because registration numbers show a higher rate of crossbow success. (In WI you have to declare whether it was a "bow" kill or a crossbow kill for those tracking purposes).

So, all you WI guys pay attention to this issue if it comes up and write/call your representatives if necessary.
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Re: Wisconsin Crossbow Trial time frame ending

Post by paulaboutform » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:24 pm

Infuriating! :x

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Re: Wisconsin Crossbow Trial time frame ending

Post by W.Miguire » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:41 pm

Just hope they leave well enough alone.
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Re: Wisconsin Crossbow Trial time frame ending

Post by Squatch » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:29 am

I have had some debates about this already with some of the people lobbying against the crossbows. I told them to turn in their compounds with 85% let off, fancy sights, stabilizers, releases, drop away rests, carbon arrows, and expandable heads, treestands, and grab their stick bow and hunt like the old days. They refuse to listen to supporting each other and refuse to stand united! All they care about is themselves and that division will prove to be everyone's downfall in this state.

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Re: Wisconsin Crossbow Trial time frame ending

Post by bigbowman » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:02 am

I will be following this closely too as I live & hunt in WI! But thank God that Walker is ready to step in and squash all attempts by the WBH! Scott is for & supports crossbow hunters whether abled body, child, elderly or disabled! We now have to wait and fight again if it comes down to that!
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Re: Wisconsin Crossbow Trial time frame ending

Post by janesy » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:35 am

Should really be calling your reps now. Let them know in advance how you feel.
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Post by Riflemanz » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:51 am

Make sure you go to the DNR spring hearings in your area and vote.
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Re: Wisconsin Crossbow Trial time frame ending

Post by longbow joe » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:04 am

Do the statistics show or dont show that many hunters simply "moved over" to the crossbow instead ? Once again would them extra deer just be killed in gun season with a more dangerous weapon? Bunch of crap !
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Re: Wisconsin Crossbow Trial time frame ending

Post by vixenmaster » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:09 am

Mo. has done the same thing this yr. You declare the kill as Bow or Crossbow, lots of the so called Bowhunters are still raisin hob n want the crossbows repealed
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Re: Wisconsin Crossbow Trial time frame ending

Post by Timbrhuntr » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:56 am

I wouldn't worry too much as the airbow is coming ! :wink:

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Re: Wisconsin Crossbow Trial time frame ending

Post by elkaholic » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:04 pm

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It's not like they are really worried about enough deer in WISC.

in one county alone they give out 4 does tags for every licensed hunter regardless of the season -- that's not including special youth hunts

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Re: Wisconsin Crossbow Trial time frame ending

Post by bigbowman » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:12 pm

elkaholic wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:04 pm
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It's not like they are really worried about enough deer in WISC.

in one county alone they give out 4 does tags for every licensed hunter regardless of the season -- that's not including special youth hunts
The most bonus tags in any zone per weapon license is a maximum of 2. Nobody got 4 doe tags with one license!
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Re: Wisconsin Crossbow Trial time frame ending

Post by frisky » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:08 pm

I believe RICHLAND county did give out 4. At least that is how i read the regulations book! Page 14
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Re: Wisconsin Crossbow Trial time frame ending

Post by bigbowman » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:42 pm

Your allowed to buy 1 bonus anterless tag per day per hunter. That 4 represents the maximum number of tags 1 hunter can get if they are still available! There’s a difference between tags that come with a license and bonus tags.
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Re: Wisconsin Crossbow Trial time frame ending

Post by Wisconsinbadger » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:10 pm

Are they just talking about limiting the season or are they talking about shortening the amount of time a crossbow can be used during bow season. Either way its a joke theres way more deer in wisconsin than we need and fewer kids are hunting now days less and less every year. Deer kills are on par for all previous years it just doesnt make any sense to me. I live in Wisconsin and hunt here id rather have a crossbow in my area than a rifle.

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