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I gotta vent a little

Unread postby magicman54494 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:53 am

I know it's my fault for not doing the research but come on man. I want to spend my time hunting not studying the gazillion zones, seasons, weapon, and restrictions within certain areas within zones to understand what I can shoot.
The other day I grabbed my bow and went looking for a track to follow. I finally found a track that was interesting enough to follow so off I go. I set a strong pace and slid right along. I didn't go far when I spotted a deer right in front of me. I froze and slowly sank down and nocked an arrow. Then I saw another deer and another and yet one more. Two does and two fawns all within 20 yards. I was hunting bucks and didn't consider this senerio. I wanted so bad to smoke one of the does but then it hit me. I don't know if I can shoot. Well, I didn't know so I had to pass. I wanted a doe for canning and I guess I'll have to get my degree in Wis deer regulations and hit the woods again. :roll:


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Re: I gotta vent a little

Unread postby backstraps » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:26 am

I can understand! I hate the long list of regulations. I know my state doesnt have as many as you guys. But like you said I would have to sit down and cram like studying for an exam to have a good feeling I "know" whats what.
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Re: I gotta vent a little

Unread postby dan » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:35 am

I agree Todd... Its getting hard for the guy who don't just hunt the same area over and over...
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Unread postby Bowhunting Brian » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:10 pm

I agree. they make it so much more difficult than it has to be.
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Unread postby Black Squirrel » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:42 am

I hear you Todd. I thought you could shoot a doe with the bow in any zone? Even the buck only gun zones not sure myself, but I think so?
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Unread postby PK_ » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:47 am

This is the one thing I really like about Florida, seasons are so simple and very little overlap with multiple species being hunted.
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Unread postby fishlips » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:12 am

I hear you. I read and re-read the regs and still question what season I am in. I think when I started hunting, they had the "traditional" hunting seasons in Wisconsin. Then some time around the late 90s or early 2000s they did that first stupid T zone hunt and it was all down hill from there. I even remember when you had to apply for your hunters choice. Now between my gun and bow licenses, I get five tags and that doesn't even count the four free CWD tags I can get every day. Sorry, I am getting off on another tangent, but I agree 100% that Wisconsin's regs need simplification!
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Re: I gotta vent a little

Unread postby Darin » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:00 pm

The regulations are becoming a pain.. I check em over and call the dnr and get proof that everythings legit and info on whats changed. Seems like every year my area gets new rules or this n that... :doh:
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Unread postby PLB » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:27 pm

Black Squirrel wrote:I hear you Todd. I thought you could shoot a doe with the bow in any zone? Even the buck only gun zones not sure myself, but I think so?

Nope...My unit has 450 antlerless tags for which I don't have one. It's just a plain management unit so your archery antlerless tag that comes with your lisence wouldn't work. Has to be used in a herd control or cwd unit. You need a 12 dollar bonus tag to shoot a doe in my unit...

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Re: I gotta vent a little

Unread postby Black Squirrel » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:50 am

Public Land Beast wrote:
Black Squirrel wrote:I hear you Todd. I thought you could shoot a doe with the bow in any zone? Even the buck only gun zones not sure myself, but I think so?

Nope...My unit has 450 antlerless tags for which I don't have one. It's just a plain management unit so your archery antlerless tag that comes with your lisence wouldn't work. Has to be used in a herd control or cwd unit. You need a 12 dollar bonus tag to shoot a doe in my unit...

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My bad, thanks for the clarification, Dave.


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