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Wisconsin Deer Hunting

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  • 11/9/2016 6:50:00 PM
    MILWAUKEE - In cooperation with local businesses, Department of NaturalResources staff will focus on collecting deer heads for chronic wastingdisease surveillance testing within Walworth, Washington, and Waukeshacounties during the 2016 archery and gun hunting seasons.In addition, hunter service testing is available in all CWD affectedcounties in S...
  • 11/9/2016 6:45:00 PM
    LIVE GUN-DEER 'Ask the Experts' CHAT: DNR Wardens and Wildlife Management experts will host a live, online chat Thursday, November 10, at noon to take your questions concerning regulations, rules and safety for the gun-deer season. Join at dnr.wi.gov. Want to learn more? Listen to Warden Matt O'Brien's video on @WDNR (...
  • 11/4/2016 7:20:00 AM
    If you're an experienced hunter mentoring a novice, a first-time hunting license buyer or looking for target practice at an area shooting range, you'll want to read these three updates from DNR Shooting Sports Coordinator Keith Warnke. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/WardenWire/WardenWire_Lookup.asp?id=448
  • 11/4/2016 7:15:00 AM
    Fall hunting is in full swing – DNR website offers wealth of information on season changesMADISON - The nine day gun deer hunt, a staple in Wisconsin's cultural framework, is almost here and a number of tools on the Department of Natural Resources website offers answers to many questions hunters have leading up to the hunt. - Read Full A...
  • 11/4/2016 7:10:00 AM
    October 31, 2016 Steve Suman This week’s forecast predicts highs in the upper 50s, lows in the upper 30s, and sunshine – after moving on from a drab, dreary, windy, rainy Monday. Take advantage of this unseasonably mild weather to extend the season of whatever outdoor fall activities you enjoy! Guide Steve Genson at Hayward...
  • 10/31/2016 10:30:00 AM
    A number of helpful tools will ensure you're up to speed with some new changes.  The nine day gun deer hunt, a true staple in Wisconsin’s cultural framework, is almost here! First off, thank you for purchasing a license to deer hunt in Wisconsin – your contribution goes a long way in ensuring quality hunting opportunities ...
  • 10/31/2016 10:20:00 AM
    When host Dan Small welcomes viewers to “Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2016,” he will be celebrating 25 years of delivering the award-winning one-hour specials that have become a Wisconsin November tradition for hunters, conservationists and other wildlife enthusiasts.  Show segments include a vegetarian-turned-hunter, new regulations, easy...
  • 10/31/2016 10:10:00 AM
    Welcome to Warden Wire's popular and periodic feature known as Frequently Asked Questions. Today, Warden Wire starts its series called FAQs: Special Edition - 2016 Gun-Deer Season. These annual special edition FAQs were heard by wardens on the beat, as well as wildlife managers and the DNR Call Center staff. ...
  • 10/31/2016 10:10:00 AM
    Hunting from a tree stand? Avoid a fall with safety harness to go up & down!MADISON -- Hunter Safety Administrator Jon King is urging Wisconsin hunters to wear body harnesses when using tree stands in light of new research documenting injuries and deaths from falls. - Read Full Article  Looking to play a role in deer management? Subm...
  • 10/31/2016 10:05:00 AM
    Help shape deer management in your county--join your local County Deer Advisory Council.  We are now recruiting for the County Deer Advisory Councils (CDACs)! If you’re interested in deer, are connected with a stakeholder group impacted by deer and want to represent that stakeholder group on deer management issues in your county, we enc...
  • 10/31/2016 10:00:00 AM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—From a smorgasbord of hunting and outdoor-related products and activities to more than $80,000 in raffles and prizes, live country music performances and cooking demonstrations, and the ability to nock an arrow and share $15,000 in prize winnings, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 2016 Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Ex...
  • 10/17/2016 6:25:00 PM
    Andy Ellis is shown with his Marathon County buck,  his first deer taken with a bow.
  • 10/17/2016 6:15:00 PM
    Madison – Next week, Wisconsin’s Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus is hosting its second annual Cast and Blast event at Milford Hills Hunt Club in Johnson Creek. Caucus co-chairs Senators Terry Moulton (R - Chippewa Falls) and Mark Miller (D - Monona) and Representatives Joel Kleefisch (R - Oconomowoc) and Nick Milroy (D - South...
  • 10/13/2016 8:40:00 AM
    All harvested deer, turkeys, and bear will be registered electronically in 2016. The system will prompt hunters to answer a series of questions, beginning with the carcass tag number and date of birth.  To help ensure every hunter is aware of registration options in 2016, a helpful tutorial is now available online. This video can be viewed in...
  • 10/13/2016 8:30:00 AM
    MADISON - Members of Osseo-Fairchild FFA, led by Agriculture and Science instructor Eric Boettcher, built three CWD head-collection kiosks to help Department of Natural Resources staff monitor the disease in northern Wisconsin."Being able to team up with DNR staff to help determine CWD's effects in the Osseo-Fairchild area is a great learning exper...
  • 10/13/2016 8:20:00 AM
    GREEN BAY -- As required by state law, a ban on baiting for hunting and feeding deer for recreational viewing or other purposes in Oconto and Menominee counties will take effect Nov. 1, 2016.Chronic wasting disease was detected in a captive white-tailed deer on a private hunting preserve in Oconto County and reported by the Department of Agric...
  • 10/6/2016 8:45:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for October 6, 2016  Attention Readers: We want to make sure we are providing you with the best customer service possible. You can help us do that. Next week’s Outdoor Report will include a link to a short survey asking about your experience with the&nb...
  • 10/6/2016 8:30:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated the following hunting dogs over the weekend: * A Plott hound killed on 10/1/16 in the Town of Winter, Sawyer County * A Plott hound killed in a separate incident on 10/1/16 in the Town of Winter, Sawyer County * A Redbone hound killed on 10/1/16 in the Town of Knight, Iron County ...
  • 10/6/2016 8:30:00 AM
    October 4, 2016 Annual Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative meeting will connect conservation and artMADISON - The Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative's annual meeting will be held Oct. 27-29, 2016 at the Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center in Rothschild. WBCI has partnered with Bird City Wisconsin and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Ar...
  • 9/30/2016 8:20:00 AM
    BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. - After the release of an additional 50 elk in eastern Jackson County in July 2016, the herd has continued to settle in to their primary range.In March, 39 elk from Kentucky arrived at the Jackson County holding pen<http://dnr.wi.gov/news/Weekly/Article/?id=3588> and their numbers grew as pregnant cows gave birth while...
  • 9/30/2016 7:50:00 AM
    September 27, 2016  Southern and Mississippi River duck zones open one-half hour before sunrise Oct. 1MADISON - Duck hunters in the Southern and Mississippi River zones can expect wetter conditions than usual when these seasons open one-half hour before sunrise on Saturday, Oct. 1. - Read Full Article Wisconsin Breeding Bird A...
  • 9/26/2016 4:05:00 PM
    With the gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities approaching, please note two corrected errors in the current Deer Hunting Regulations booklet regarding this special hunt: Page 40 states: “Anyone participating in this hunt may use any antlerless deer tag to tag an antlerless deer in any unit statewide, regardless of what disabled pe...
  • 9/23/2016 2:30:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Fall color beginning in the north; hunters report successful archery opener  Thursday marks the first day of fall, though it can be difficult to tell through all of the wind, rain, and in some ca...
  • 9/21/2016 8:30:00 AM
    Over the weekend, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated or injured the following hunting dogs: * A Redbone hound killed on 9/16/16 in Hunter Township, Sawyer County * A Bluetick hound and a Plott/Walker hound killed in the same incident on 9/17/16 in Washburn Township, Bayfield County * A Bluetick hound killed on 9/17/16 in Blaine T...
  • 9/21/2016 8:20:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Black & Tan hound on 9/15/16 in the Town of Washburn, Bayfield 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 r...