Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Owen Robinson lets Wisconsin's motorists down

Sad news today. Owen Robinson did not do his part to keep Wisconsin's highways clear. Robinson reports his entire hunting group was only able to tally one six pointer and one doe. His excuse, "Slow year… it happens."

Unfortunately, Robinson wasn't alone.

According to a preliminary tally, 133,828 deer were taken over the first two days of the hunt, down from 171,584 in 2007. Buck harvest statewide was down 25 percent, and the antlerless-deer harvest declined 20 percent.

What's with you hunters this year? Bambi and Thumper are out there in the woods laughing at you. It's not like you're running out of ammo. Put down the lap top computers and the Blackberries. Hide your iPhones and iPods. Stop shooting the empty beer cans and start shooting the deer.

Remember, the deer you shoot just might save the hood of my car.

For those hunters that are a few years removed from your hunter safety courses, a handy-dandy photo field guide: