During Wisconsin’s 2014 deer seasons some hunters have been selected to test the new electronic deer registration system. These hunters can voluntarily use the pilot program to register their deer via internet or phone call in. They also have the option to continue in person registration.
Selected hunters may receive a survey about the electronic registration experience. The DNR will use the survey results along with the data from the 2014 registrations to fine tune the system so that it will be ready for all hunters starting in 2015.
Charlie elk is proud to have been selected for this test and looks forward to registering all his 2014 deer using the electronic registration. In person deer registration has always been extremely inconvenient; time/gas consuming and in some warm weather late night recovery situations just plain hard work. There are no direct roads to the registration stations where charlie hunts.
How did charlie get selected?
Not sure. charlie does kill more deer than the average hunter each fall. However charlie has no inside knowledge whether or not that was a factor. charlie never wins any drawing. Even if his name were to be placed in a hat 99 times with only 1 other entrant, that other would be drawn first. This was proven years ago at a MNDNR Advanced Hunter Rendezvous when 100 instructors names were drawn to determine the order of selecting from 100 paintings donated as instructor rewards. Guess what. charlie was picked number 100. They are all nice paintings and charlie’s hangs in a place of prominence just so charlie is always reminded he must work for everything he gets.
Perhaps a new day is starting with charlie’s luck and that world record big bugger better look out.
May your season provide a mindful of great hunting memories and check back for updates on e-registration.
Hey Charlie, I also got selected to do electronic registration. I am a nonresident FWIW.
I got an email from the WDNR about electronic registration and it said to participate I should go to the DNR site and search keyword “expert”. I did that but I don’t remember what I did next. I didn’t think I signed up, but a week or so later I got a letter saying I was eligible to register electronically.
Like you I welcome the convenience to register electronically. It has been much easier registering turkeys the past couple of years.
charlie elk says
Hey that’s good news. Had not heard about WDNR sending out emails soliciting hunters for participation. That would be understandable though. If you are going to test a registration system you’d want to use a group of hunters who kill deer every year.
In the late 70’s, I put in an application for myself and three friends to hunt feral hogs on the Gus Engling WMA between Palestine and Corsicana, Texas. We didn’t get drawn!
The weekend if the hunt, a local TV station interviewed one of the biologist on the area I knew personally.
“We were wanting 100 hunters,” Dave stated, “and we had 104 applicants.”
Apparently, we were the only 4 NOT selected! I haven’t entered a “draw” hunt sense! LOL!