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Wisconsin Deer Hunting

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  • 6/30/2020 1:20:00 PM
    It's not too late to get involved in local deer management decisions! The July 1 deadline to join your county’s deer advisory council is coming up fast. The opportunity to apply for all seats only comes up once every three years, so be sure to submit your application in time! Council members meet annually to review dee...
  • 6/14/2020 11:55:00 PM
    ADVICE FROM BOB MERCIERIf you are going hunting this week focus on the rubs. Locate the freshest rubbed trees in the woods you can hunt, and put your stand within clear shooting view of the buck trail (15" to 24" inch wide trail that pecking order bucks use) (or ...
  • 6/14/2020 11:20:00 PM
    Bob Mercier, author and creator of the Dominance is Everything deer hunting system, sends this photo of Glen Sheetz from Ohio with his impressive buck. Sheetz is another hunter Mercier “taught to be invisible to deer in Ohio while walking his private land to discover the whereabouts of the king of the herd. This king hunted Glen two weeks a...
  • 6/13/2020 11:50:00 AM
    We are proud to announce our TV COMMERCIAL airing 11/14/19 on FSWI & FS1 and PBS     Tune in to Deer Hunt Wisconsin...
  • 6/10/2020 1:25:00 PM
    MADISON—The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) confirms that two deer at a Trempealeau County hunting ranch have tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). Results were confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa. The positive samples came from two 3 ½-year-old whitetail...
  • 6/9/2020 7:10:00 AM
    Want to make a difference in deer management in your county?  Now is the time to apply for County Deer Advisory Council seats. The application period for each county is open until July 1, 2020. Council members meet annually to review deer management data, gather public input from citizens and provide recommendations to the Department of Natu...
  • 6/2/2020 6:10:00 AM
    Wisconsin 2020 Elk Hunt Application Deadline Is May 31 MADISON, Wis. – The Natural Resources Board on Wednesday approved a harvest quota of 10 bulls from the northern elk herd for the 2020 Wisconsin elk hunt, matching the number of tags from the 2019 season. Of the 10 tags, five will be awarded to state hunters, and the Ojibwe tribes wi...
  • 5/11/2020 5:55:00 PM
    DNR News Roundup  ·         Fish Farms Seek Renewal Of Permits To Operate In Public Waters ·         Grand River Marsh Dam Access Restricted As Dam Repair Construction Begins ·         2...
  • 4/30/2020 7:20:00 AM
    Help shape the 2020 deer season Now is your chance to provide feedback on preliminary recommendations for the 2020 deer hunting season structure.   Every county in Wisconsin has a County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC). These councils give you significant input into local deer management. These meetings are important for shaping the 2020 d...
  • 3/25/2020 9:00:00 AM
    Public Meetings Moved To Call-In Format Starting March 30; Call-In Meetings Open To Public; Online Public Comment Period Remains Unchanged    Spring County Deer Advisory Committee meetings to develop antlerless harvest goals and season framework for 2020 have been moved to conference calls due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Photo credit: DNR...
  • 3/13/2020 9:00:00 AM
    Apply for the 2020 elk hunt!  Visit Go Wild to apply today!   The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will accept applications for the 2020 elk hunt from March 1 - May 31. This fall marks the third elk hunt in state histo...
  • 2/13/2020 8:20:00 AM
    Enroll in DMAP to improve wildlife habitat and hunting experiences on the property you own or hunt! Healthy habitat is the key to sustainable wildlife populations, and the Deer Management Assistance Program provides habitat management resources for a wide variety of species and outcomes on properties of any size. The benefits available through DMA...
  • 2/10/2020 1:00:00 PM
    WI Sport Show Tickets on sale now Wisconsin Sport Show Tickets on Sale Now!March 20-22, 2020 - Chippewa Valley Expo Center, Eau Claire Discount tickets now on sale for only $7* onlineor pick them up at Eau Claire Festival Food locations andMenards stores in Eau ...
  • 2/10/2020 12:10:00 PM
    Contact(s): Missy Sparrow, DNR Wildlife Biologist, 715-232-1519, Melissa.SparrowLien@wisconsin.govFebruary 7, 2020 at 11:02:13 am MENOMONIE, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Conservation Congress will host a public meeting Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. to discuss the recent discovery of chronic wasting ...
  • 2/7/2020 7:00:00 AM
    By John Luthens The winter sky mirrors the winter country. Bands of hidden dawn wash from Lake Superior and reflect the snow-capped towers of the pines. Colorless clouds come heavy on a northern wind, killing any sign of a warming sun, dropping white dust and lifting whirlwinds of powder upward through the frozen forests of the Brule River State F...
  • 2/7/2020 6:40:00 AM
    Henry Repeating Arms President and Owner, Anthony Imperato, designed and donated 60 rifles for 4-year-oldBeckett Burge of Princeton, Texas, and 66 rifles for 3-year-old Sadie Kreinbrink of Ostrander, Ohio to assist with the medical expenses a...
  • 2/3/2020 9:55:00 AM
    The CWD-Positive Wild Deer Harvested During 2019 Nine-Day Gun Deer Hunting Season    Contact(s): Ellen Barth, Wildlife Area Supervisor920-424-4003, Ellen.Barth@wisconsin.govJeff Pritzl, Wildlife District Supervisor, 920-662-5127, Jeffrey.Pritzl@wisconsin.govJanuary 23, 2020 at 8:09:20 am [EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news releas...
  • 2/3/2020 9:55:00 AM
    The CWD-Positive Wild Deer Harvested During 2019 Antlerless Deer Hunting Season    Contact(s): Ryan Haffele, Wildlife Area Supervisor, 715-421-7842, Ryan.Haffele@wisconsin.govJanuary 23, 2020 at 8:09:16 am WAUSAU, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources confirms a wild deer tested positive for chronic wast...
  • 2/3/2020 9:55:00 AM
    Contact(s): Josh Jackl, DNR wildlife biologist, 920-893-8540, Joshua.Jackl@wisconsin.govEd Harvey, Chair, Sheboygan County Deer, Advisory Council, 920-528-7071, Jeffrey.Pritzl@wisconsin.gov   January 23, 2020 at 8:09:11 am   PLYMOUTH, Wis. - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff and the Sheboygan County Deer...
  • 1/8/2020 7:10:00 PM
    We are super excited to announce Jim & Eva Shockey will appear at DF 2020 July 31st to August 2nd.  We're headed to ATA tomorrow and will work on additional guest appearances as well. DF 2020 will also add two new features with "Free Bow Friday" allowing anyone who brings their bow to the event FREE ADMISSION on Friday.  We wil...
  • 12/22/2019 6:20:00 PM
  • 12/22/2019 6:15:00 PM
    Contact(s): Jeff Pritzl, Wildlife District Supervisor, 920-662-5127, Jeffrey.Pritzl@wisconsin.govSean Strom, Acting Wildlife Health Section Chief, 608-220-4769, Sean.Strom@wisconsin.govDecember 13, 2019 at 11:37:08 am PLYMOUTH, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that a wild deer tested positive for&...
  • 12/22/2019 6:15:00 PM
    Published December 10, 2019     Rare Snakes Benefit from Habitat Work and Long-term Monitoring in 2019 DNR Encourages Proper Sharps Disposal with Online Resources Learn How Plants and Animals Weather Winter in The DNR's Latest Issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine   Index Next   Rare Snakes...
  • 12/22/2019 6:10:00 PM
    December 9, 2019 Steve Suman   If record snowfall the first day of December left any doubt, sub-zero temperatures this week should drive home the point winter arrived – even if it is not “official” until December 21. However, the current extended forecast shows somewhat of a warming trend returning next week, with little i...