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5/8/2019
Now it starts.  Too much to keep up with in Wisconsin, and that is one nice problem for an outdoorsman. OWO Columnist Wayne Morgenthaler and his son Neal spelled double trouble for two Richland County gobblers after four days of not filling tags. We put the May-June issue of On Wisconsin Outdoors to bed last week with 100,000 copies being distributed statewide. Look for your copy at any Kwik Trip statewide…that’s 400 stores ...
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Bear Hunting in Wisconsin

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  • 2/5/2015 7:55:00 PM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is calling on the environmentalist group Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) to stick to the facts when making presumptions about wildlife populations. CBD recently claimed that Idaho’s wolf population is on the verge of endangered status when, in reality, the Idaho Department of ...
  • 2/5/2015 7:45:00 PM
    On February 2nd, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 3 year old Walker hound.  The attack occurred in Washburn Township, Clark 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 mana...
  • 2/5/2015 7:25:00 PM
    OWO Bear expert and writer Mike Foss reminds hunters that using chocolate can be fatal to black bears when baiting.  The article below from Concord, New Hampshire came across the news wire.   CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire's bear expert is proposing to eliminate the use of chocolate as bait after four bears were found dead at one t...
  • 1/28/2015 1:10:00 PM
    Wolf depredation report and map available On January 23, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a 2 year old female beagle in the Town of Breed, Oconto County. More information and a caution area map are available on the wolf depredation webpage.    Hunters are reminded to use the caution area maps on the DNR...
  • 1/28/2015 12:50:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3466 MADISON - The Natural Resources Board today approved the 2014 Wisconsin bear season quota of 4,750 as recommended by the Department of Natural Resources. The quota was set with the intention of reducing the population in north west Wisconsin and stabilizing the population in the rest of the state, ...
  • 1/15/2015 5:55:00 PM
    On January 9, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a hound and injured a hound that were running coyotes. The attack occurred in the Town of Brazeau, Oconto County. On January 10, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a 6 year old Walker and a 7 year old Bluetick bobcat hound. The attack occurred in the Town of Hunter, S...
  • 1/14/2015 8:30:00 AM
    By John Luthens  It was late December when an acquaintance approached me with a question regarding one of Wisconsin’s bear hunting zones, which seems straightforward and simple. But before my twisting answer was over, I’d adventured through about 350 miles of gas, fired my way through a box of .22 shells, wore out one dog, and bro...
  • 1/6/2015 7:30:00 PM
    On December 26, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves injured a 2 year old English Setter bird dog. The attack occurred in the Town of Harding, Lincoln 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 "w...
  • 12/26/2014 7:25:00 PM
    Federal court decision relists gray wolves in western Great Lakesregion as endangered species MADISON - In response to a lawsuit broughtagainst the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Federal DistrictCourt for the District of Columbia has vacated a 2012 decision, whichdelisted wolves as an endangered species.This decision returns wolves in...
  • 12/6/2014 9:55:00 PM
    MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has closed Wolf Harvest Zone 3 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective Friday, Dec. 5 at noon. At that time, the zone is closed to any further hunting and trapping of wolves for the 2014-2015 wolf harvest season. With this closure, Wisconsin’s 2014 wolf harvest season is closed...
  • 12/4/2014 10:00:00 AM
    MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has closed Wolf Harvest Zone 6 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective December 5, 8 a.m. At that time, the zone is closed to any further hunting and trapping of wolves for the 2014–2015 wolf harvest season. With this closure, a total of 5 wolf harvest zones have clos...
  • 12/4/2014 9:55:00 AM
    This bear captured on trail camera at northern Wisconsin muzzleloader stand should perhaps consider the Den.  Two feet of snow and subzero temperatures in many areas north are the norm.
  • 11/19/2014 12:25:00 PM
    OWO Bear Expert Mike Foss says this bear was caught sneaking a last meal in before the big snow ‘put him to sleep’ in Bayfield County.
  • 10/21/2014 1:15:00 PM
    MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has closed Wolf Harvest Zone 5 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective October 20, 6:30 p.m. At that time, the zone is closed to any further hunting and trapping of wolves for the 2014-2015 wolf harvest season. With this closure, a total of 4 wolf harvest zones have closed this...
  • 10/21/2014 1:10:00 PM
    MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has closed Wolf Harvest Zones 1 and 4 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective October 19, 6:30 p.m. At that time, the zone is closed to any further hunting and trapping of wolves for the 2014-2015 wolf harvest season. With this closure, a total of 3 wolf harvest zones have close...
  • 10/18/2014 4:40:00 PM
    MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has closed Wolf Harvest Zone 2 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective noon October 18. At that time, the zone is closed to any further hunting and trapping of wolves for the 2014-2015 wolf harvest season. With this closure, a total of 1 wolf harvest zones have closed this seas...
  • 10/10/2014 2:15:00 PM
    On October 1, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves injured a 6 year old English Setter bird dog. The attack occurred in the Town of Bear Bluff, Jackson 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 "...
  • 10/10/2014 2:00:00 PM
    Help the DNR monitor Wisconsin’s wolf population – Become a volunteer carnivore tracker! CONTACT: Jane Wiedenhoeft, DNR wildlife biologist and track program manager, 715-762-1362 Wisconsin’s wolf monitoring program relies upon volunteers from around the state who help track the animals each winter, and those interested in b...
  • 10/10/2014 1:55:00 PM
    On October 4, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 6 year old Plott bear hound. The attack occurred in the Town of Minocqua, Oneida County. More information and a caution area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. On October 5, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 6 year old Plott bear hound. The attack...
  • 10/6/2014 10:45:00 AM
    On October 1, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 3 year old Walker bear hound and injured a 10 year old Plott bear hound. The hounds were released for hunting in Michigan but crossed the border into Wisconsin where the attack occurred. The attack occurred in the Town of Kimball, Iron County. More information and a caution area map are...
  • 10/3/2014 10:35:00 AM
    On September 26, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 10 year old and a 5 year old English bear hound in the same incident. The attack occurred in the Town of Oakland, Douglas County. More information and a caution area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution area map...
  • 10/3/2014 10:10:00 AM
    While the Green Bay Packers were taking care of the Chicago Bears Sunday at Soldier Field, two Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wardens on patrol pulled off a real safety for two bear cubs that rushed a Polk County tree and failed to convert. Read more: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/WardenWire/WardenWire_Lookup.asp?id=392 Feat...
  • 9/26/2014 9:35:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for September 25, 2014 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Fall colors at or near peak in northern Wisconsin Fall colors are at or near peak this week in far northern Wisconsi...
  • 9/24/2014 6:45:00 PM
    On September 13, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 2 year old Walker bear hound and a 2 year old Blue Tick bear hound in the same incident. The attack occurred in the Town of Draper, Sawyer County. More information and a caution area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the...
  • 9/24/2014 6:40:00 PM
    On September 12, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 5 year old Walker bear hound. The attack occurred in the Town of Cushing, Polk 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 "...