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With Spring Turkey season just around the corner, Henry USA sent us a video now posted on our homepage that I know you’ll get a kick out of. The point is though, young hunters and smaller hunters won’t get a kick out of it at all. The wait for a gobbler can be too long to question whether or not you’re packing the right turkey load when he does show up (Dick Ellis Photo) Henry wanted to test the viability of their beautiful ...
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  • 10/3/2013 7:30:00 AM
    Welcome to the return of a Warden Wire feature launched during last year's gun-deer season -- the special edition series of Frequently Asked Questions dealing specifically with hunting. We learned from you how helpful you found this timely information during the 2012 gun-deer season. In light of your use and information needs, w...
  • 9/26/2013 11:55:00 AM
    By Jim Bradfish From time to time a person finds a simple pleasure that after witnessed or performed, may bring back thoughts of the old days.  The days when spending time in the woods meant getting up and in the woods an hour before sunrise just to be able to anticipate its warmth as it rose to push the darkness away.       &n...
  • 9/17/2013 11:55:00 PM
    Three bear hounds killed by wolves Wildlife Services has confirmed three more hound depredations over the past few days.  The bear hounds were killed in Sawyer and Price counties. In all, 23 hounds have been depredated this bear training and hunting season. More details and caution area maps can be found on the gray wolf we...
  • 9/12/2013 7:05:00 PM
    Great walleye bite this past week on the Wisconsin River system with a lot of fish being caught by guys long line trolling the edges of the main river channel with crankbaits in 6 to 10 feet of water.  The panfish bite continues to be very good with limit catches of bluegills and crappies along with some nice perch. Most of the actio...
  • 9/12/2013 3:40:00 PM
    A Bear of 10 Lifetimes By Jim Olsson I'm not talking about the ones from Chicago either. It's bear season in Wisconsin and I was fortunate enough to draw a tag. After researching the cost of baiting and driving to central Wisconsin every weekend all summer, I decided it would be more cost effective to hunt with an outfitter....
  • 9/12/2013 3:30:00 PM
    Watch for the full Dick Ellis report from Foss Camp in Bayfield County next week.
  • 9/11/2013 8:50:00 AM
    Wildlife Services has confirmed four more hound depredations over the past few days.  Bear hounds have been killed in Iron, Lincoln, Sawyer and Bayfield counties.  In all, 20 hounds have been depredated this bear training and hunting season.  More details and caution area maps can be found on the gray wolf webpage or by go...
  • 9/5/2013 4:35:00 PM
    By Rob and Steve Tobin Editor’s Note:  This column is Part ii of the Tobin family’s Canadian bear hunting and fishing trip to Red Lake Ontario. Although I could write on and on about the fishing in Red Lake and how amazing it is, there is something even more special that Howey Bay Resort has to offer: big freakin’ black bea...
  • 8/28/2013 4:45:00 PM
    MADISON - The 2013 fall hunting seasons are just around the corner and Department of Natural Resources officials are releasing the annual “Fall Hunting and Trapping Forecast” to help prepare hunters or trappers for their pursuits of upland and migratory birds, small game, deer, bear and furbearers. The forecast provides details and rem...
  • 8/22/2013 3:35:00 PM
    With 9 years the average wait for a Wisconsin bear tag, some local hunters are going to find other options until that harvest permit finally arrives. Meet Ontario, Canada.Meet Cozy Camp.Meet Dick Henske. Henske is a legitimate field nut. He hunts and he fishes, and then he hunts and he fishes; Wisconsin, the Dakotas, different provinces of Canada....
  • 8/20/2013 10:10:00 AM
    Wildlife Services has confirmed the 16th bear hound killed by wolves during this year's bear training season.  The latest depredations occurred on public lands in Ashland, Douglas, Bayfield and Lincoln counties.  Caution area maps and more information is available on the gray wolf webpage or by searching keyword "wolf management" on the D...
  • 8/19/2013 12:50:00 PM
    Is anyone else out there ready for hunting season?  With abnormally cool temperatures creeping in for the first two weeks of august I bet that many of my fellow outdoorsman are getting the itch to get out in the woods and check those stands, maybe pay your trail cameras a visit or look at the growth of your favorite food plot.  My own per...
  • 8/19/2013 11:15:00 AM
    On August 14, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a hound engaged in bear training activities.  A caution area map and more information is available on the gray wolf website or by going to the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov) and typing "wolf management" in the search box.
  • 8/13/2013 4:50:00 PM
    Check out the changes that have been made to the August edition of the Wildlife Management Report! New segments in the Featured Region section will allow you to learn more about specific properties within the region, and you can get to know more about Wildlife Management’s staff in the new Five Questions segment.  Among other topics, yo...
  • 8/13/2013 3:40:00 PM
    On August 10, wolves depredated a hound involved in bear training activities in Sawyer County.  A map of the caution area and other information is available on the gray wolf webpage or by going to the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, and typing keyword "wolf management".
  • 8/13/2013 1:25:00 PM
    Ninth bear hound killed in Florence County Hunters are reminded to exercise caution during this year's bear training and hunting season after a ninth bear training hound was killed by wolves in Florence County.  Wildlife Services confirmed the depredation on August 12.  Two other hounds were killed in Lincoln County on August 10.  F...
  • 8/8/2013 10:10:00 AM
    A four-mile caution area has been created around the August 5 depredation site of a bear hound. On August 7, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated the hound that was involved in bear training activities.  A map and other details are found on the DNR's dog depredation webpage or go to dnr.wi.gov and search "wolf management".
  • 8/6/2013 11:35:00 AM
    On August 3, wolves depredated a bear training hound in Rusk County. The caution area created is a four-mile buffer around the depredation site. Hunters are reminded to use caution while training and hunting with bear dogs. A map and other guidance is available on the gray wolf webpage or by visiting dnr.wi.gov and searching keyword "wolf managemen...
  • 7/25/2013 9:30:00 AM
    Interested wolf hunters and trappers are reminded that Aug. 1 is the deadline to apply for a 2013 wolf season permit. The permit application fee is $10 and applications can be purchased from authorized license agents, over the Internet through the Department of Natural Resources Online Licensing Center or toll free by phone at 1-877-945-4236. The...
  • 7/23/2013 2:40:00 PM
    Two hounds killed by wolves On July 21, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated two hounds that were participating in the bear/hound training season.  The depredation occurred on county lands in the Town of Knight.  Both dogs were engaged in the same pursuit but are owned by different owners.  The dogs were less than 150 ...
  • 7/23/2013 10:10:00 AM
    By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Frequently Asked Questions - July 22, 2013 The Frequently Asked Questions features recent warden-related questions taken by wardens and the DNR Call Center. The Call Center is staffed daily, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., and offers bilingual service in Spanish and Hmong. The number is 1-888-936-7463. Question 1: Is a person hol...
  • 7/16/2013 12:00:00 PM
    After two recent wolf depredations, hunters are reminded to exercise caution during this year's bear training season if they plan to train or hunt bear with hounds.  The two hounds were depredated while participating in bear training activities in Forest and Florence counties. Hunters should refer to the caution area maps found on the DNR web...
  • 6/26/2013 12:55:00 PM
    MADISON – Hunters and anglers who enjoy the riches of Wisconsin’s land and waters now can enjoy another time-honored tradition at reduced prices. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Milwaukee Brewers are teaming up to offer DNR Days at Miller Park. Anyone holding any Wisconsin hunting or fishing license is eligible fo...
  • 6/5/2013 11:25:00 AM
    Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the...
  • 5/29/2013 12:50:00 PM
    May 29, 2013 By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement The cash reward for tips in the case of the decapitated black bear, killed while hibernating inside a northern Wisconsin culvert, has tripled in recent weeks as Department of Natural Resources wardens continue their investigation. The Star Prairie Fish and Game Association was the first o...