Proposed Changes in General-Season Deer Hunting
Proposed Changes in General Season Deer Hunting <ul><li>Will present three options </li></ul><ul><li>The first 2 options: ...
Option 1 -  DWR Preferred Option <ul><li>Unit-by-unit deer management, but will allow  regional hunting </li></ul><ul><li>...
Pros of Option 1 <ul><li>Allows biological management on a unit level </li></ul><ul><li>Hunters have more flexibility in w...
Cons of Option 1 <ul><li>Does not allow us to distribute hunting pressure evenly </li></ul><ul><li>Relies on hunters to ev...
Option 2 <ul><li>Hunt and manage on a unit-by-unit basis  </li></ul><ul><li>29 general-season units </li></ul><ul><li>All ...
Pros of Option 2 <ul><li>Allows for more precise management of general season units </li></ul><ul><li>Allows us to distrib...
Cons of Option 2 <ul><li>Limits hunters to 1 general-season unit </li></ul><ul><li>Makes it harder to draw popular units <...
Units 18 Wasatch Mountains West 17A 16 Central Mountains Manti/San Rafael 16B/12 15 South Slope Yellowstone 9A 19 North Sl...
Units 14 Plateau Boulder/Kaiparowits 25C/26 18 Plateau Thousand Lakes 25B 20 Mt Dutton 24 16 Plateau Fishlake 25A 20 Pangu...
Unit-by-Unit Considerations <ul><li>Two subunits that need consideration: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plateau Thousand Lakes  </...
Unit-by-Unit Considerations <ul><li>Plateau Thousand Lakes  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unit is not meeting the buck:doe ratio o...
Option 3 <ul><li>Unit-by-unit deer management, but will allow  regional hunting </li></ul><ul><li>Manage all units for a 3...
Comparing the 3 Options ~ 3,000 ~ 13,000 ~ 7,000 Permit cuts No increase Likely increase May increase Permit Cost Harder t...
Current Statewide Plan <ul><li>Manage general season units for a 3-year average of 15–25 bucks/100 does  and a 9-day long ...
Statewide Plan Amendment for Option 1 <ul><li>Manage general season units for a 3-year average of 15–25 bucks/100 does wit...
Statewide Plan Amendment for Option 2 <ul><li>Manage 29 general season units for a postseason 3-year average of 18–25 buck...
Statewide Plan Amendment for Option 3 <ul><li>Manage general season units for a 3-year average of 15–25 bucks/100 does wit...
Rule changes needed to hold the permit drawing for all these options  <ul><li>The following rules will require changes to ...
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Proposed Changes in General-Season Deer Hunting — Dec. 2, 2010 Meeting

  1. 1. Proposed Changes in General-Season Deer Hunting
  2. 2. Proposed Changes in General Season Deer Hunting <ul><li>Will present three options </li></ul><ul><li>The first 2 options: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will help increase buck:doe ratios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will reduce hunting opportunity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The third option is a slightly modified version of the current system </li></ul><ul><li>None of these options will increase deer populations </li></ul>
  3. 3. Option 1 - DWR Preferred Option <ul><li>Unit-by-unit deer management, but will allow regional hunting </li></ul><ul><li>Manage all units for a 3-year average of 15–25 bucks/100 does with a regional management target of 18 bucks/100 does </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If regional 3-year average buck:doe ratio falls below 18 , the regional cap will be reduced proportionally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When regional average meets or exceeds 18 bucks/100 does, permit numbers will return to the baseline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If a unit’s 3-year average buck:doe ratio falls below 12 , that unit will be removed from the regional hunt and will be managed as a recovery unit until it returns to a 3-year average buck:doe ratio of 15 </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Pros of Option 1 <ul><li>Allows biological management on a unit level </li></ul><ul><li>Hunters have more flexibility in where to hunt (Region vs. Unit) </li></ul><ul><li>Easier for families or groups to hunt together </li></ul><ul><li>Minimizes law enforcement problems </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated Hunter Program will not have to change </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cons of Option 1 <ul><li>Does not allow us to distribute hunting pressure evenly </li></ul><ul><li>Relies on hunters to evenly distribute themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Some management units will have <18 bucks/100 does </li></ul>
  6. 6. Option 2 <ul><li>Hunt and manage on a unit-by-unit basis </li></ul><ul><li>29 general-season units </li></ul><ul><li>All units will be managed for 18-25 bucks/100 does </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Permits for a unit will be decreased if the buck:doe ratio falls below 18 and increased if the buck:doe ratio exceeds 25 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cannot be implemented until 2012 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Pros of Option 2 <ul><li>Allows for more precise management of general season units </li></ul><ul><li>Allows us to distribute hunting pressure more evenly </li></ul><ul><li>All units will have at least 18 bucks/100 does </li></ul><ul><li>Improves harvest data collection </li></ul>
  8. 8. Cons of Option 2 <ul><li>Limits hunters to 1 general-season unit </li></ul><ul><li>Makes it harder to draw popular units </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated hunters will have to draw their unit, and the program will become a one-year program </li></ul><ul><li>Law enforcement issues </li></ul><ul><li>Will make it harder to hunt as a family or group </li></ul>
  9. 9. Units 18 Wasatch Mountains West 17A 16 Central Mountains Manti/San Rafael 16B/12 15 South Slope Yellowstone 9A 19 North Slope 8 19 Kamas 7 33 Morgan Rich/East Canyon/ Chalk Creek 4/5/6 12 South Slope Vernal/Bonanza 9B/9D 25 Nine Mile 11 17 La Sal 13 22 San Juan 14 18 Central Mountains Nebo 16A 17 Ogden 3 15 Cache 2 19 Box Elder 1 3 year average Bucks/100 does Unit Name Unit #
  10. 10. Units 14 Plateau Boulder/Kaiparowits 25C/26 18 Plateau Thousand Lakes 25B 20 Mt Dutton 24 16 Plateau Fishlake 25A 20 Panguitch Lake 28 24 Zion 29 21 Pine Valley 30 15 Wasatch Mountains Currant Creek/Avintaquin 17B/17C 10 Oquirrh Stansbury 18 19 West Desert 19 29 Southwest Desert 20 27 Fillmore Oak Creek 21A 21 Fillmore Pahvant 21B 17 Beaver 22 11 Monroe 23 3-year average Bucks/100 does Unit Name Unit #
  11. 11. Unit-by-Unit Considerations <ul><li>Two subunits that need consideration: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plateau Thousand Lakes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fillmore Oak Creek subunit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Both subunits currently are Limited Entry on public land and General Season on private land </li></ul>
  12. 12. Unit-by-Unit Considerations <ul><li>Plateau Thousand Lakes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unit is not meeting the buck:doe ratio objective for a limited-entry unit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommend making it a general-season unit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fillmore Oak Creek </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This unit is meeting the buck:doe ratio objective for a limited-entry unit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommend maintaining this unit as limited entry on public land and general season on private land </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Option 3 <ul><li>Unit-by-unit deer management, but will allow regional hunting </li></ul><ul><li>Manage all units for a 3-year average of 15–25 bucks/100 does with a regional management target of 15 bucks/100 does </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain current regional permit allocations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If a unit’s 3-year average buck:doe ratio falls below 12 , that unit will be removed from the regional hunt and will be managed as a recovery unit until it returns to a 3-year average buck:doe ratio of 15 </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Comparing the 3 Options ~ 3,000 ~ 13,000 ~ 7,000 Permit cuts No increase Likely increase May increase Permit Cost Harder to draw Harder to draw Unit choice Statewide/Unit Draw unit and 1 year program Unit NA All Units 18-25 Option 2 Easier to draw Easier to draw Popular unit No change No change Dedicated Hunters Easier to draw Easier to draw Landowner Region choice Region choice Lifetime Statewide Statewide Archery Region Region Drawing 15-25 18-25 Regional All Units 15-25 All Units 15-25 Objective Option 3 Option 1
  15. 15. Current Statewide Plan <ul><li>Manage general season units for a 3-year average of 15–25 bucks/100 does and a 9-day long any weapon season </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If a unit/subunit in a given region falls below a 3-year average of 15 bucks/100 does, the season length for all hunting seasons on that unit/subunit will be shortened by 45% in the following hunting season. The season length will remain shortened until the 3-year average buck:doe ratio increases to > 15/100 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If a unit/subunit in a given region falls below a 3-year average of 10 bucks/100 does, that unit/subunit will be managed on a limited entry basis in the following hunting season. The unit/subunit will continue under limited entry management until the 3-year average buck:doe ratio > 15/100 </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Statewide Plan Amendment for Option 1 <ul><li>Manage general season units for a 3-year average of 15–25 bucks/100 does with a regional management objective of 18 bucks/100 does </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If regional 3 year average buck:doe ratio falls below 18, regional permit numbers will be reduced to increase it back to or above 18 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When regional 3 year average > 18, permit numbers will return to the baseline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If a unit/subunit in a given region falls below a 3-year average of 12 bucks/100 does, that unit/subunit will be removed from the regional hunt and managed as recovery unit for 3 years. The unit/subunit will remain a recovery unit until the 3-year average buck:doe ratio > 15/100 </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Statewide Plan Amendment for Option 2 <ul><li>Manage 29 general season units for a postseason 3-year average of 18–25 bucks/100 does </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Permit numbers for a unit will be decreased if the buck:doe ratio falls below 18 and increased if it exceeds 25 </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Statewide Plan Amendment for Option 3 <ul><li>Manage general season units for a 3-year average of 15–25 bucks/100 does with a regional management objective of 15 bucks/100 does </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If a unit/subunit in a given region falls below a 3-year average of 12 bucks/100 does, that unit/subunit will be removed from the regional hunt and managed as recovery unit for a minimum of 3 years. The unit/subunit will remain a recovery unit until the 3-year average buck:doe ratio > 15/100 </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Rule changes needed to hold the permit drawing for all these options <ul><li>The following rules will require changes to make the permit drawing possible </li></ul><ul><li>In those rules that refer to regions, wording will be changed to Region or Unit </li></ul><ul><li>R657-5-Taking Big Game </li></ul><ul><li>R657-17-Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Licenses </li></ul><ul><li>R657-38-Dedicated Hunter Program </li></ul><ul><li>R657-43-Landowner Permits </li></ul><ul><li>R657-62-Drawing Application Procedures </li></ul>
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