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9/19/2018
Let them go, and they will grow. What is that slogan of Quality Deer Management (QDM)…Let em go, let em grow?  Even though there’s not a lot of deer hunting going on in Brookfield, this photo sent to OWO from buddy Dean Pavletich and taken near Brookfield Square verifies that growing older also allows bucks to grow their headgear higher… wider… thicker.  Throw in the right nutrition and genetics, shake well...
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Bear Hunting in Wisconsin

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  • 9/19/2018 8:05:00 AM
    On September 15, 2018, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed the depredation of a hunting dog by wolves in the Town of Delta, Bayfield County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf depr...
  • 9/12/2018 12:50:00 PM
    This past week has been filled with several highs and lows with some great bear hunting stories and some very nice bears on the ground. But with the good goes the bad and we had a few hunters with mishaps and missed opportunities.   Fishing was very good early on this week but with all the recent rain, river levels are at flood stage. We ...
  • 9/6/2018 1:55:00 PM
    On August 31, 2018, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that two hunting dogs were depredated by wolves in the Town of Argonne, Forest County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf de...
  • 9/6/2018 1:50:00 PM
    On August 30, 2018, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that a hunting dog was attacked and injured by wolves in Ross Township, Forest County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf depreda...
  • 8/25/2018 12:15:00 PM
    On August 19, 2018, USDA- Wildlife Services confirmed that one hunting dog was killed and a second hunting dog was injured by wolves during the same incident in the Dairyland Township, Douglas County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are remi...
  • 8/17/2018 11:10:00 AM
    On August 11, 2018, USDA- Wildlife Services confirmed that a hunting dog was depredated by wolves in the Town of Hughes, Bayfield County.    More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keywo...
  • 8/17/2018 11:10:00 AM
    On August 11, 2018, USDA- Wildlife Services confirmed that a hunting dog was depredated by wolves in the Town of Hughes, Bayfield County.    More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keywo...
  • 8/13/2018 2:45:00 PM
    On August 5, 2018, USDA- Wildlife Services confirmed that two hunting dogs were depredated by wolves during the same incident.  The depredations occurred the Town of Lynne, Oneida County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps...
  • 8/5/2018 2:45:00 PM
    USDA- Wildlife Services confirmed that the following hunting dogs were killed or injured by wolves: 7/22/18, two Walker trailing hounds injured in Douglas County, Town of Solon Springs 7/28/18, Plott trailing hound injured in Douglas County, Town of Gordon 7/29/18, Walker trailing hound injured in Burnett County, Town of Anderson 7/...
  • 7/12/2018 1:15:00 PM
    On 07/07/18, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves attacked three hunting dogs in the same incident.  A 7-year-old Walker hound was killed, a 4-year-old Walker hound was injured, and a 10-month-old Walker hound was also injured. The attack occurred in the Town of Barnes, Bayfield County.  More information and a...
  • 7/12/2018 1:15:00 PM
    On 07/07/18, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Redtick hound in Oneida County.  The attack occurred in the Town of Lynne.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf d...
  • 7/9/2018 9:55:00 PM
    By Central Office July 9, 2018 Contact(s): Craig Dalton, NHAL Property Manager, 715)-92-0095 ...but not for ATV/UTVs BOULDER JUNCTION, Wis. - The public has an opportunity to submit comments on a proposal to open 35 miles of existing roads in the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest to motorized access from Sept 1 to the last...
  • 7/9/2018 9:45:00 PM
    On 07/05/18, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves attacked and injured a Walker hound in Burnett County.  The attack occurred in the Town of West Marshland.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr...
  • 6/9/2018 10:30:00 AM
    Published June 7, 2018 by the Central Office    View current conditions for Wisconsin State Parks, Trails and ForestsCheck out the Wisconsin Department of Tourism (exit DNR). General | Northern Region | Northeast Region | Southeast Region | South Central Region | W...
  • 6/6/2018 9:50:00 AM
    Data collected during the 2017-18 winter tracking reveal overwinter minimum wolf count of 905-944 in Wisconsin Natural Resources Board approves 2018 deer harvest quotas and season structure Take 2-hour training to learn to identify Karner blue butterflies and their habitat Share the land - enroll in Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incent...
  • 6/1/2018 9:20:00 AM
    Wildlife managers for east-central Wisconsin picked up a new bear trap this morning for rapid response situations, beautifully designed and built by natural resources students at Pulaski High School. Students Chasten Fatla, a junior, and Brock Bogacz, a sophomore, took on the project after James Robaidek, a wildlife technician with the Department ...
  • 5/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
    On 05/11/18, USDA-Wildlife Services verified a threat to human health and safety on privately-owned property located in the Town of Murry, Rusk County, WI.  A single wolf was exhibiting little fear of humans by coming in close proximity to an individual after attempts were made to frighten the wolf away.  The DNR and USDA-Wildlife Se...
  • 4/19/2018 6:35:00 PM
    Prairie du Sac - The Wisconsin Conservation Congress will once again beawarding a bear harvest tag to a novice hunter based on the applications andessays which are due April 25. The Learn to Hunt Bear Program (LTHB) is anopportunity to expose novice hunters to the hunting experience and recruitnew hunters into the sport.  The Conservation...
  • 3/12/2018 5:30:00 AM
    On 03/05/18, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Plott hound in Juneau County.  The attack occurred in the Town of Armenia.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf depred...
  • 3/3/2018 7:30:00 PM
    March 2, 2018 - Wisconsin’s premier bear hunting group is calling on our state’s Congressional delegation to support legislative efforts to remove wolves from the endangered species list.The Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association (WBHA) has long been a leading advocate for allowing the state to manage our population of gray wolves...
  • 1/11/2018 8:40:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves injured three hunting dogs in Forest County on 01/07/18.  The attack occurred in the Town of Wabeno.  More information and a caution-area map are now available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf depreda...
  • 12/14/2017 10:05:00 AM
    Published - December 12, 2017 by the Central Office More than 30 candlelight events scheduled this winter at Wisconsin state parks, forests and trails Preliminary registration numbers available for the 2017 bear hunting seasons Release of additional pheasants for holiday season provides opportunity to spend time with family and friends ...
  • 10/31/2017 4:05:00 PM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a pet dog on 10/27/17 in the Town of Grant, Clark County. Contact USDA-Wildlife Services at 1-800-433-0663 in Southern WI and 1-800-228-1368 in Northern WI if you suspect that a wolf depredation has occurred.
  • 10/30/2017 10:20:00 PM
    Steve Ellis tagged this bear with a double-lung shot after waiting long days and long hours for the right opportunity. I shot a pretty big little bear this year.... Steve Ellis When I applied for a Wisconsin bear tag for 2017, I had 8 preference points. Usually enough. I'm 67 years old now, but feeling good. So even though the dog hunters go ...