Originally posted by: muskygirl on 4/12/2007 8:58:12 PM
Passing along this info for a friend for the up-coming meeting on Monay, April 16th at 7pm at all locations. I'll be going and hope if any of you can go, please do so - thanks.
Here's the current update on where things are at for the upcoming Spring Hearings and the 54" proposal for Green Bay.
We have had an excellent response and it looks like we are sure to get the point out there that this is what the musky community is in support of for the Green Bay fishery.
We have drafted a resolution for Green Bay and it's tirbutaries in response to the alarming number of 50" muskies that we're harvested from the waters of Green Bay in 2006. Not only were the harvest numbers alarming, these were very young fish in the 10 to 12 year old range with at least 5 years of steady growth, perhaps more.
Passing this would also put Wisconsin in conjunction with the current Great Lakes size limits enforced by Canada, which is 54".
We have also received a wide range of suggestions on other ways to address this system and at this time the overall opinion is that this 54" proposal is an achievable goal for this system. We have writen the proposal with guidance and help from the WDNR and believe this is the right course of action.
I have e-mailed the final copy of the proposal to the authors for each county. Here's another point of concern. There has been discussion about proposing this only in the counties adjacent to the Green Bay system to avoid introducing it in counties where folks may not care and vote it down. On the other hand, introducing this around the state and getting it passed around the state would make A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT IN SUCCEEDING with this proposal.
While we have a great number of authors (which is half the battle) the other HUGE factor is getting as many people to each county hearing to vote in support of the proposal. It will not matter if we get an author to submit this if there isn't anyone there to vote insupport of it.....so the "other half" of the battle is in YOUR hands, YOU who are reading this....PLEASE attend and vote.
Here are the counties, authors, and locations this is getting proposed at for those of you who want to attend and vote.
Baron County - Bob Bebson
Old Courthouse Building Lower Level - Auditorium
330 E.La Salle Ave - Barron
Brown County - Jay Zahn
Green Bay Southwest High School - Auditorium
1331 Packerland Dr. - Green Bay
Dane County - Gerard Hellenbrand
Dane County Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way - Madison
Door County - Mike Healy
Sturgeon Bay High School - Auditorium
1230 Michigan - Sturgeon Bay
Douglas County - Roger Olsen
Superior Senior High School
2600 Catlin Ave. - Superior
Forest County - Dan Lazzeroni
Crandon High School - Auditorium
9750 USH 8 W - Crandon
Iowa County - Rolly Squire
Dodgeville High School - Gymnasium
912 W. Chapel St. - Dodgeville
Jefferson County - Jim Furley
Jefferson County Fairgrounds - Activity Center
503 N. Jackson Ave. - Jefferson
Kenosha County - Terry Bitz
Bristol Grade School - Auditorium
20121 83rd St. - Bristol
Kewaunee County - VACANT - SOMEONE PLEASE TAKE THIS COUNTY
Kewaunee High School - Auditorium
911 2nd St. - Kewaunee
Manitowoc County - Rob Howe
UW Manitowoc - Theater
705 Viebahn St. - Manitowoc
Marathon County - Mike Seager
D.C. Everst Middle School - Auditorium
9302 Schofield Ave. - Schofield
Marinette County - Dave Wineburner
Crivitz High School - Auditorium
400 South Ave. - Crivitz
Milwaukee County - R.J. Sokolosky
Greenfield High School - Auditorium
4800 S. 60th St. - Greenfield
Oconto County - Dale Vercauteren
Suring High School - Cafeteria
411 E. Algoma St. - Suring
Oneida County - Jim Stewart
James Williams Jr. High - Auditorium
915 Arcadia - Rhinelander
Outagamie County - Tim Sheppard
Riverview Middle School - Auditorium
101 Oak St. - Kaukauna
Portage County - Mike Bolinski
Ben Franklin Middle School - Auditorium
2000 Polk St. - Stevens Point
Racine County - Charlie Buhler
Union Grove High School - Auditorium
3433 S. Colony Ave. - Union Grove
Shawno County - Curt Fleener
Shawno Middle School - LG Rm
1050 A. Union St. - Shawno
Sheboygan County - Greg Wells
Sheboygan Falls High School - Auditorium
220 Amherst Ave. - Sheboygan Falls
Vilas County - Steve Heiting
Sayner Community Center
Golf Course Road - Sayner
Washburn County - Jim Strode
WI AG Research Station - Conference Rm
W6646 HWY 70 - Spooner
Waukesha County - Dennis Radloff
Waukesha County Tech. College - C052
800 Main St. - Pewaukee
Waupaca County - Don Ladubel
Waupaca High School - Auditorium
E2325 King Rd. - Waupaca
Winnebago County - Joe Junion
Webster Stanly Auditorium - Auditorium
915 Hazel St. - Oshkosh
All locations will be meeting on Monday - April 16th, 2007 @ 7:00 PM.
I know there may be a few counties listed that show different authors than that of the initial list. I appologize if you are not listed here as the author of a county you volunteered for...with all the help and shuffling of papers I finished this with the majority of folks I had on my e-mail lisiting. If you volunteered to author and are not listed here...please still attend and vote, and know that your were not "omitted" on purpose. It has been a challenge to contact everyone and maintain contact info. "