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Wisconsin Deer Hunting

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  • 4/25/2017 3:00:00 PM
  • 4/17/2017 12:25:00 PM
    Preliminary CDAC recommendations open for public review and comment through April 13   Preliminary recommendations developed by each County Deer Advisory Council at their March meetings are now available for public review and comment. To provide feedback, use the online survey tool found at dnr.wi.gov, keyword &ld...
  • 4/17/2017 12:15:00 PM
    The Spring Hearings webpage has recently been updated with the 2017 results of the April 10th Spring Hearing, which are now available.  
  • 4/17/2017 12:00:00 PM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—Sportsmen and women now have permanent access to 3,800 acres of National Forest land in central Utah thanks to a collaborative effort between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Manti-La Sal National Forest, Back Country Horsemen of Utah and Emery County. “This project shows how working together can bring about impro...
  • 4/5/2017 6:05:00 PM
    2017 Spring Fisheries and Wildlife rules hearing set for April 10MADISON - Hearings that offer citizens and stakeholders the opportunity to help guide natural resource management in Wisconsin get underway in all 72 Wisconsin counties at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10. - Read Full Article  County Deer Advisory Council...
  • 4/5/2017 5:55:00 PM
    MADISON - Following a review of its 15-year Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan, the Department of Natural Resources will continue to work on existing action items and implement new recommendations received during the review process.The CWD Response Plan covers action items like surveillance and monitoring, education and outreach, biosecurity and...
  • 4/5/2017 5:55:00 PM
    MADISON -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources sampled more than 6,000 deer for chronic wasting disease statewide in 2016, nearly doubling the number tested in 2015. There were 447 positive detections, primarily within the endemic area in southern Wisconsin.The number of deer sampled, analyzed and determined positive for CWD by each manag...
  • 4/5/2017 5:55:00 PM
    As a Franklin Physical Education teacher for 32 years, I taught a lot of archery classes. Teaching 175 students a day, I was constantly dealing with a few students who had the potential to be unsafe. One day around 1990, during the same time as an archery class, the high school marching band was practicing on the football field. Our archery range w...
  • 3/28/2017 11:00:00 AM
    Twenty-eight Kentucky elk have arrived at their new home in the Flambeau River State Forest in Sawyer County. Once released into the wild, the “class of 2017” will join the current Clam Lake herd.  Check out a video highlighting their arrival in Wisconsin here.  The Clam Lake herd resides primarily in Ashland, Price, an...
  • 3/28/2017 10:55:00 AM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—Bryan Langley outdueled friendly rival Corey Jacobsen to claim first place in the professional division at the 2017 World Elk Calling Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah, presented by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the International Sportsmen’s Expositions. “It feels pretty good. It’s been awhil...
  • 3/10/2017 8:50:00 AM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Early ice-out and early wildfire season; county deer council meetings and waterfowl hearings begin next week Snow is now gone from most areas of the state, with the exception of the far north, where a few ...
  • 3/7/2017 4:20:00 PM
    DNR launches 2017 license year sales on WednesdayMADISON - If you like to hunt, fish, boat or just get outdoors and enjoy Wisconsin's wild side, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources encourages you to visit GoWild.Wi.Gov. - Read Full Article Record number of extended growth walleye stocked in 2016 with more to come i...
  • 2/28/2017 10:10:00 PM
    February 28, 2017 DNR staff and landowners work together through the Southwest Wisconsin CWD, Deer and Predator Study MADISON - While inconsistent weather has provided challenges, a Department of Natural Resources Southwest Wisconsin Chronic Wasting Disease, Deer and Predator Study is underway with help from a number of partners and landowner...
  • 2/13/2017 9:40:00 PM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation capped 2016, a year filled with several organizational conservation milestones, by surpassing seven million acres in lifetime land protection and habitat enhancement projects. “This is a tremendous accomplishment that strikes at the very heart of our conservation mission. It is ...
  • 1/27/2017 10:10:00 AM
    Join DNR experts for online chat about upcoming Lake Winnebago System sturgeon spearing season MADISON -- Lake Winnebago's sturgeon population is benefiting from a rebound in gizzard shad and other prey species heading into the 2017 spearing season. - Read Full Article Wisconsin birders, take a bow! One million bird sightings reported th...
  • 1/21/2017 7:25:00 PM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves injured a Plott hound on 01/17/17 in the Town of Washburn, 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 management") to help reduce conflicts.
  • 1/18/2017 4:55:00 PM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is raising a word of warning about a “quiet” movement in Colorado seeking to place wolves on the landscape. It also has grave concerns about the tactics used by environmentalists and animal rights groups behind such efforts. A representative of a wolf advocacy group, the Turner En...
  • 1/12/2017 10:20:00 AM
    Anyone with an interest in Wisconsin’s deer herd encouraged to attend special January County Deer Advisory Council meetingsMADISON -- County Deer Advisory Councils will hold a special meeting in January for the specific purpose of discussing recommendations for responding to chronic wasting disease at both statewide and local levels. - R...
  • 12/30/2016 10:50:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves injured or killed the following hunting dogs: * Three Walker hounds were injured in the same incident on 12/23/16 in the Town of Brazeau, Oconto County. * One Walker hound was killed on 12/24/16 in the Town of Sherwood, Clark County. More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wo...
  • 12/30/2016 10:30:00 AM
    Holiday Hunt and remainder of archery and crossbow season provide great opportunities to spend time in the outdoors with friends and family; January CDAC meetings and CWD Response Plan review public comment period gives hunters a chance to let their voice be heard   While nearly 600,000 deer hunters headed out into the woods ...
  • 12/18/2016 7:00:00 PM
    By Stacie Dowd It’s been another fun filled successful deer hunt this year. I got a beautiful 8-pointer on Saturday November 12th with my bow.  My husband Jerry and I spent that whole day out in the woods.  It was about 15 minutes before close when he came out of some thick brush and gave me a 10 yard shot.  He is t...
  • 12/18/2016 6:55:00 PM
    MADISON – Wisconsin’s citizens have continued to embrace a larger role in deer management, and Tuesday, Dec. 20 marks the beginning of an opportunity to provide input regarding Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan recommendations.Over the past several months, the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture, Tra...
  • 12/9/2016 2:25:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for December 8, 2016  Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Snow, colder temperatures finally bringing wintery weather to state; four-day antlerless hunt runs Dec. 8-11...
  • 12/9/2016 1:55:00 PM
    Rothschild, WI – The Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center in Wausau, WI will be the place for hunters, fishermen, boaters, campers and home buyers in 2017.  Four quality Central Wisconsin shows await those who want to plan for the Spring and Summer ahead.  The Central Wisconsin Deer & Hunting Expo is scheduled for Febr...