The WMA rules are in place for a very valid reason. WMAs were purchased for wildlife conservation and recreation as a secondary use (see WMA study on dgif website for more on this). If DGIF allowed anyone to take their dogs onto WMAs for off leash walks, it would be a madhouse. Everyone and their brother would be out there allowing their dogs to run deer during fawning season and busting turkeys and quail during nesting season. You may not care about turkey nesting, but they are sitting on nests right now and the more disturbance they get the more likely they are to abandon nests. Going later in the summer and busting a flock of poults will open them up to increased predation, etc. Same for deer fawns. If you want to train your dog, find a local farmer that has a hayfiled and ask politely. You might be suprised what you can find with a bit of legwork.
I understand it is frustrating, but I'm sure you have heard of the "tragedy of the commons". You may be doing what is right, but there are others that will abuse it. From a law enforcement/management standpoint, its easier to prohibit all from doing something on public lands than to try to catch/stop only those who are abusing the area.
A major pet peeve of mine is saying you are coon/fox/etc. hunting as an excuse to not follow the rules. If you are truely coon hunting, more power to you. We need more people hunting them and keeping them away from nests. But if you are lying to get your way, then sorry. We all need to make sure we are policing our own and encouraging ethics, not bending the rules to get your way.
To answer your question, the CO will most likely go with what is posted on the kiosk, but with a bit of research they may find this post and realize that you knowingly violated the rules:biggrin: