In addition, fishing also has rules regarding when and how you are able to catch certain fish. Just like deer hunting, fFishing has seasons in which you are allowed to keep fish and are allowed to catch them. The Largemouth Bass fishing season opens in Wisconsin on May 1st each year and will go through the Winter through via ice fishing. There are Mmultiple reasons exist for why you cannot keep certain fish at particular times, but one reason outweighs most others by a landside, and that is spawning season. Typically, around the beginning of spring, Largemouth Bass along with other game fish and Pan fish will lay their eggs. The ending of the fishing season allows for the fish to spawn properly in order to maintain the amount of fish that are present in lakes. In relation to the season of fish ending, the license that a person has to purchase in order to fish also expires each year on March 31st. The reason people are required to purchase a fishing license is that the DNR and the state needs funding in order to keep the lakes stocked full ofwith fish.
Moving forward, the sport of hunting has been practiced by many outdoorsmen for leisure as well as to put food on the table for many years. Last year in Wisconsin alone there were more than 600,000 thousand people who purchased a gun hunting license and almost 240,000 hunters who purchased an archery license (Department of Natural Resources). Although the amount of hunters is on the rise, the amount of deer in Wisconsin is on the decline. Wisconsin has a problem with one of the Whitetail Deer’s most feared predator, the Timber wolf. In 2015, the deer population was down 19% before hunting season due to the vast amount of tTimber wolves living in Wisconsin. Because of the deer population being massively affected by these predators, the amount of doe tags distributed were limited to certain counties throughout the state. According to the Wisconsin DNR, the amount of wolves that were present in Wisconsin in the year 2014 was at a record high (Department of Natural Resources). The implementation of limits on doe tags restricts the amount of deer, hunters are allowed to harvest. Doe tag restrictions are necessary because of this problems with Wolves and other predators in order to get the population back to where it is supposed to be. Before the deer population started to suffer due to the wolves, hunters used to have both options of being able to shoot a doe and a buck. After the hunter filled his first doe tag he could then go and buy another one for a small fee and if he fills that tag he could continue to buy more doe tags. In order to solve the problems with Timber Wolves in Wisconsin the DNR allowed hunters to apply for a Timber Wolf hunting tag during the 2012 hunting season. In the three years that the DNR decided to allow hunters to hunt wolves there were as many aswere a whopping 528 wolves harvested. As aIn result of the Wolf hunt, the amount of deer that are present in Wisconsin is on a steady incline. Had the DNR not allowed for the Wolf hunt to occur, the deer population would be on a steady decline and the wolf population would continue to rise as they have; a minimum of 27 percent% reproduction outcome each year.