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Wisconsin Deer Hunting

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  • 9/20/2017 8:50:00 AM
    By Brent T. Wheat The first thing you want to do after mounting your new thermal weapon sight is go out and sight in. Rush to the range with an armful of traditional targets, however, and you may be disappointed. A selection of targets (top to bottom): visible, White Hot pallet, “Rain” palette Because thermal imagers detect, amplif...
  • 9/20/2017 8:45:00 AM
    MADISON--County Deer Advisory Councils (CDACs) are about to finalize the deer population objectives and deer management unit boundary change recommendations that will influence the 2018-2020 deer seasons. Final recommendations will be made at meetings scheduled in each county between Oct. 2-12. Population objectives are expressed as managing to in...
  • 9/20/2017 7:40:00 AM
    September 18, 2017 Steve Suman   The forecast for this week is less than encouraging in some respects, with chances for rain and thunderstorms, but with mild to warm temperatures for mid-September. Follow your plan, go prepared, watch the sky – and remember that “sometimes” forecasts miss the mark.   “Fall col...
  • 9/20/2017 7:35:00 AM
    MADISON -- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Administrator Jon King is urging Wisconsin hunters to beat the 1 in 20 chances of falling from a tree stand by wearing body harnesses climbing up -- and down-- when the archery and crossbow deer season opens Saturday, September 16. King says he understands hunters wanting to en...
  • 9/20/2017 7:30:00 AM
    MADISON - With the start of the 2017 deer hunting seasons, the Department of Natural Resources is kicking off its ninth annual Deer Hunter Wildlife Survey, a survey where hunters can record their observations of deer and other wildlife while hunting. Survey results help track population trends for Wisconsin's deer herd and other wildlife. Hu...
  • 9/20/2017 7:30:00 AM
    MADISON - Deer hunting seasons are about to begin with archery and crossbow this weekend, and the Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters who harvest deer to have adult deer tested for CWD. This is particularly important in areas affected by chronic wasting disease. See map (link) The department is utilizing a variety of different app...
  • 9/11/2017 2:40:00 PM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation announced today the initiation of a search committee to find a replacement for David Allen, RMEF’s President and CEO, whose contract expires in August 2018. ‘RMEF has flourished under David’s leadership for the past ten years and there is no question that he is leaving RMEF ...
  • 9/11/2017 2:35:00 PM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a Walker Hound on 09/07/17.  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 caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf depredation") to h...
  • 9/8/2017 11:55:00 AM
    New ScentLok Nexus Carbon Active Weight apparel eases hunters’ warm weather odor worries   Muskegon, MI (August, 2017) – Wandering the woods during the weeks and months prior to bow season is a necessity. Fine-tuning stand and blind sites, scouting scrapes, trimming shooting lanes and tending to cameras are critical tasks th...
  • 9/8/2017 11:55:00 AM
    New super lightweight, fully adjustable Tenzing TX 9.3 Lumbar Pack affords unrestricted upper-body mobility   Plano, IL (September 6, 2017) – The undisputed choice of archers and horseback hunters, lumbar-style hunting packs combine the load-carrying capabilities of a traditional backpack with the enhanced upper-body mobility of a wais...
  • 9/8/2017 11:15:00 AM
    Every Hunt Should be This Rewarding New Bloodsport website makes hunting for information on arrows and broadheads fast and easy TARPON SPRINGS, FL (September 1, 2017) – When an opportunity presents itself, a bow hunter’s preparation, practice and gear conspire in a moment of truth to determine the outcome. Decisions and actions...
  • 9/8/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Leaves started dramatically turning colors in the Northwoods this week. There is still mostly green in the woods, but the change has begun with red colors becoming noticeable in tree canopies and sumac bushes. The Wisconsin Department of Tourism has begun its Fall Color Report (exit DNR).  Water levels are normal to a little higher ...
  • 9/8/2017 10:40:00 AM
    MADISON-Early in September, County Deer Advisory Councils will provide preliminary recommendations on county deer population objectives for the next three years and potential changes to Deer Management Unit (DMU) boundaries for online public review and comment.   The online public comment period regarding these recommendations will begin...
  • 8/27/2017 9:15:00 PM
    New Barnett Recruit Series compound crossbows offer exceptional features, technology and performance at a price any hunter can afford TARPON SPRINGS, FL (August 16, 2017) – Crossbows continue to create new opportunities for hunters. An increasing number of states permit the use of crossbows each year, and firearms hunters are flocking to t...
  • 8/18/2017 8:40:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated the following hunting dogs over the weekend: - A Walker Hound on 8/12/17 in the Town of Blaine, Burnett County. - Two Walker Hounds in the same incident on 8/13/17 in the Town of Blaine, Burnett County. More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters...
  • 8/18/2017 8:40:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a four-year-old English Coonhound and injured four additional hounds in the same incident on 08/13/17.  The attack occurred in the Town of Green Valley, Marathon County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded ...
  • 8/18/2017 8:30:00 AM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s online digital platform, the Elk Network, is now available as an app. “Approximately 77 percent of Americans own a smartphone and elk hunters certainly rank among them,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing. “We designed the Elk Network t...
  • 8/14/2017 1:30:00 PM
    Click links for updated info. CDAC Update Release Fall Meeting List
  • 8/7/2017 1:50:00 PM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation partnered with a conservation-minded landowner, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) to permanently protect 524 acres of prime wildlife habitat in west-central Colorado. “We appreciate the private landowners for recognizing the important wildlife valu...
  • 8/7/2017 9:55:00 AM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—Unlike its decision earlier in 2017 upholding efforts to delist wolves in Wyoming, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia chose not to do the same in the Western Great Lakes states. “We are disappointed with this latest ruling, but the court wholeheartedly rejected a number of claims by environmental...
  • 8/7/2017 9:50:00 AM
    Bloodsport’s newest Gravedigger and Night Fury broadheads take performance to the Extreme TARPON SPRINGS, FL (July 25, 2017) – The original Gravedigger Hybrid Mechanical broadhead has inspired confidence in countless bowhunters since its debut in 2011. Using an innovative hybrid design incorporating the best characteristics of bot...
  • 8/2/2017 3:00:00 PM
    Outdoor Writers Association of America is pleased to announce that Bruce Cochran of Prairie Village, Kansas, was recognized as an award recipient during the 2017 OWAA Excellence in Craft Contests. This annual awards program recognizes and honors the best work of outdoor communicators who are members of OWAA. This year, 63 individuals took home nea...
  • 8/1/2017 10:00:00 AM
    MADISON- The statewide harvest quota for bobcat has been approved and set at750 for the 2017-18 seasons, which mark the fourth year of statewide bobcatharvest.Hunters and trappers successful in receiving a harvest permit for the2017-18 season will be notified by mid-September.The quota of 750 bobcats includes both the Northern and Southern Zone -Wi...
  • 7/31/2017 2:10:00 PM
    Visit the DNR at the 2017 Wisconsin State FairWEST ALLIS, Wis. -- Find out everything you need to know to 'Enjoy Wisconsin's Wild Side' by stopping by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' area at the Wisconsin State Fair's Exploratory Park. - Read Full Article Public comments sought on final draft master plan revision for Brule Rive...