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When to pull the trigger? Let the new DNR sunrise/sunset app be your guide
Weekly News article published: October 30, 2012 by the Central Office
MADISON -- Itís late in the day and a beautiful night is on the way. Youíre in your tree stand and you realize you donít have the hunting regulation pamphlet with you. You donít know if it is still legal to shoot. Now what do you do?
Itís very simple. The answer is in your palm. (See below how to get it!)
Sunrise sunset QR code
Look at your Android phone. Tap on the new ďSunrise-SunsetĒ app and learn immediately the legal times of the day to shoot at your location. Itís so simple youíll think itís cheating, but itís not.
Tested by Wisconsin conservation wardens, the app has been developed by the Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Law Enforcement to answer your needs.
Using a GPS system, the app tells you to the second the opening and closing time for various hunting seasons for your current location.
- No calculating is needed.
- No adding or subtracting of minutes is needed.
- What you see on the screen for an opening time or a closing time is when you can legally pull the trigger or when you should no longer shoot.
You also can use it to learn the opening and closing times for locations anywhere in the state or for future dates.
The app is really simple
Just turn on your phoneís GPS.
- Open the app and select the date you are going to hunt.
- Select the species you want to hunt.
- Set your location using the traditional state map areas (A-F) and the correct shooting opening and closing times will be displayed.
The app comes complete with a state time zone map tab, an informational tab and an email shortcut to notify the DNR about app needs and issues.
How to get it
Not only is it efficient, itís cheap Ė thatís 99 cents cheap! Here are two surefire ways to get it:
- QR code above: If you have a QR code reader on your phone, fire it up and read the code shown above. It will take you right to the Play Store. After selecting the Plays Store [dnr.wi.gov/u/?q=16], youíll be brought right to the app.
- Download the app at the Android Market. Search for Sunrise-Sunset by the WI DNR.
*Note, this app is not yet available in i-Tunes.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Karl Brooks, deputy chief warden, 608-266-7820; Joanne M. Haas, public affairs manager, Bureau of Law Enforcement, 608-267-0798