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11/7/2017
If the deer season is the flagship of all hunting sports in Wisconsin, eagerly anticipated annually by 600,000 hunters, and it is, then the precious days of the October/November rut are without doubt the gem within the gem.  These too fleeting days of whitetail mating activity when even the biggest bucks become vulnerable to archers and gun hunters  mean no doubt that more tags are filled and stories of missed bucks told than at any oth...
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Wisconsin Deer Hunting

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  • 11/22/2017 11:20:00 AM
    11/20/17 - Reported by Washburn County Tourism “Wisconsin's nine-day gun deer season opened this past Saturday.  While the rut is starting to wind down, in some areas it is still going strong. There is still frequent deer movement and sightings of scrapes and rubs still reported. The overall archery deer harvest is running hig...
  • 11/22/2017 11:15:00 AM
    Steve Suman   This week’s Hayward forecast – up to Friday – includes many “mostly sunny” days. Temperatures will spread across quite a range, often accompanied by some very strong winds. This Friday shows a high in the mid-40s, but with chances of various forms of precipitation. This is definitely one of those t...
  • 11/22/2017 11:10:00 AM
    With the opening weekend of the 166th gun deer season concluded, hunters can look forward to more opportunities through the second weekend Contact(s): Kevin Wallenfang, DNR big game ecologist, 608-206-1107; Kimberly Currie, DNR Customer and Outreach Services Bureau, 608-267-7799; Todd Schaller, Chief Conservation Warden, 608-381-8927; Sawyer ...
  • 11/18/2017 12:30:00 PM
        Good Luck Hunters! DeerFest wishes everyone a SAFE and Successful deer hunting season.   If you are lucky enough to harvest a deer t...
  • 11/18/2017 12:30:00 PM
    Well it has been another up and down week here in Central Wisconsin with temperatures bottoming out near zero and then charging up to the mid-forties.  We have seen several inches of snow and just as quickly as it arrived it has diminished.  The musky fishing has started to slow a bit but the walleye fishing remains phenomenal with limi...
  • 11/18/2017 12:15:00 PM
    MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has received confirmation that a wild deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease in northeastern Vernon County which already has a prohibition on baiting and feeding due to a previous detection in the area. As required by law, this finding will initiate a baiting and feeding ban for Monr...
  • 11/14/2017 3:35:00 PM
    Public hearing Nov. 30 on Kohler golf course proposal wetland permit and updated EIS Contact(s): Mike Thompson, environmental analysis team supervisor, 414-303-3408; Jim Dick, DNR spokesperson, 608-267-2773 SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - The public will have an opportunity at an upcoming public hearing and during a public comment period to submit comment...
  • 11/14/2017 3:30:00 PM
    JUST AN FYI FOR THIS WEEKEND Here is DNR # for REGISTERING YOUR DEER HAVE READY YOUR Tag/Harvest Authorization Number AND Birthdate PH: 844-426-3734 Online: gamereg.wi.gov »» Hunters are no longer required to validate or attach paper carcass tags to a deer or turkey harvest, and are no longer required to keep th...
  • 11/14/2017 3:30:00 PM
    It will be touch and go for a while on the ice fishing.  As in, “touch” the ice with your chisel, if it cracks “GO”!  Get off of there Daytime temps in the low 30’s with night time temps in the mid 20’s to upper teens by next week will mean ice making conditions will be tenuous at best.  Where ice...
  • 11/14/2017 3:20:00 PM
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  • 11/14/2017 3:20:00 PM
    2017 WI Act 62: Mentored Hunting signed into law - effective 11/13/2017   There is no longer a minimum hunting age in the state of Wisconsin. Any person age 11 and under can purchase a mentor license but is still required to hunt under the mentored hunting rules. THE CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE AND THE LICENSE IS AVA...
  • 11/14/2017 3:20:00 PM
    November 13, 2017 Steve Suman  The forecast for this week indicates a damp one, with moderate, more “seasonal” high temperatures until the coming weekend. The forecast shows lows for the week in the 20s and 30s, which combined with expected precipitation, could make for slippery driving conditions, especially in the early morning...
  • 11/14/2017 3:15:00 PM
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  • 11/14/2017 3:15:00 PM
    Are you ready for deer season? We have the tools you need for a successful hunt, along with a few important November updates Do you live for deer hunting? If so, then check out Wild Wisconsin - watch when you want, where you want:  Wild Wisconsin episodes: Ep. 1: Passport to Pursuit Ep. 2: Deer Hunting Rules and Regulat...
  • 11/14/2017 3:10:00 PM
    Chapter 1 of the 2017 Gun-Deer Season FAQs Welcome to the first chapter of Warden Wire's feature FAQs: Special Edition - 2017 Gun-Deer Season. These special edition FAQs were taken by the DNR Call Center, the Department of Natural Resources' conservation wardens and the Bureau of Wildlife Management. Today's t...
  • 11/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
    The Battleship Texas Foundation is offering Commemorative Henry Rifles to help raise funds for the preservation and restoration of the USS Texas. She was commissioned in 1914 as the most powerful weapon in the world, and she is the last surviving battleship in existence that fought in both World War I and World War II. CLI...
  • 11/14/2017 3:00:00 PM
    MADISON -- The owner and one employee of a Galesville, Wisconsin, deer farm will face criminal charges and civil penalties for allegedly running an illegal deer-hunting operation, the State of Wisconsin announced today. A joint investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade an...
  • 11/14/2017 2:55:00 PM
    Fall color is now past peak statewide, but there are still some maples holding leaves in the southern part of the state and oaks are just reaching the peak of their rust and auburn shade. Temperatures were hovering between the 30s and 20s in southern and central Wisconsin, with much colder temps in the north where days were in the teens and evenin...
  • 11/7/2017 8:45:00 AM
    Wow how things can change… This past week we have seen a drastic drop in the water temperatures and the bite has really changed as far as technique over the past couple of days.  The big deer are on the move and plenty of beautiful bucks have been taken, myself included. With water temperatures now in the upper 30 degree range we hav...
  • 11/6/2017 10:50:00 AM
    Published November 2, 2017 by the Central Office    View current conditions for Wisconsin State Parks, Trails and ForestsCheck out the Wisconsin Department of Tourism (exit DNR). For current statewide information on statewide fall color, log onto the Wisconsin Department of Tourism's Fall Color Report (exi...
  • 11/6/2017 10:45:00 AM
    Provide input on CDAC Governance of Operations  The department has updated the County Deer Advisory Council Governance of Operations, which describes policies and procedures that guide the organization and operation of the CDACs.  The document has been posted for review and comments through November 20.  To provide input on the...
  • 11/6/2017 10:40:00 AM
    MERCER, Wis. - In cooperation with local businesses, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will collect deer heads for aging during the 2017 archery and gun hunting seasons. If you harvest a deer, please consider submitting the head from any harvested deer for aging. Cooperators in the area can be found below: Rat's Bear Bait, 715-...
  • 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.
  • 10/31/2017 4:00:00 PM
    This beautiful cabin near Land O' Lakes Wisconsin has a western exposure and is located on 41 acres abutting the Sylvania Wilderness.  With 260 feet of frontage on Mamie Lake (part of the Cisco Chain) this 4 bedroom, 3 bath full log cabin home is ideal for any outdoor enthusiasts who would enjoy stepping out their front door and having fishi...