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Wisconsin Deer Hunting

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  • 8/1/2016 4:30:00 PM
    On July 23rd and 24th, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated or injured the following bear hunting dogs: - A two-and-a-half-year-old male Black and Tan hound killed on 7/22/16 in the Township of Drummond, Bayfield Co. - A six-year-old male Redtick hound injured on 7/23/16 in the Township of Barnes, Bayfield Co. -...
  • 7/22/2016 10:45:00 AM
    Expanded, show hours, a Friday Night Happy Hour and Saturday night party are three new additions to DF 2016.  Archery tournaments, pop up archery and bow testing from all of the leading archery companies will also be featured.  Click here for the complete DeerFest 2016 Schedule Dog training, ...
  • 7/21/2016 11:30:00 AM
    On July 16th, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a five-year old female Bluetick hound in the Town of Minong, Washburn 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...
  • 7/19/2016 6:00:00 PM
  • 7/19/2016 10:05:00 AM
    Jon & Gina Brunson, Tim Silva, Hal Shaffer and Derek Birnberger Added To DeerFest Appearance Line-Up! Addicted To The Outdoors Host Jon and Gina Brunson, Drop Zone TV’s Hal Shaffer and The Break’s Derek Birnberger will all appear Friday and Saturday in the Jon’s Sporting Goods booth courtes...
  • 7/19/2016 10:05:00 AM
    Enroll in the Deer Management Assistance Program to maximize the wildlife sightings on your property! How can you improve your property for wildlife? Sign up for DMAP to immediately receive access to an online library of deer and habitat management resources and learn more about providing food and cover for deer and o...
  • 7/19/2016 10:00:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4009 BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. - After successful winter trapping and summer calving in year two of elk reintroduction efforts, 50 elk were released from the holding pen into the surrounding Jackson County forests. In March, Governor Scott Walker announced the arrival of the second elk herd from Kentu...
  • 7/17/2016 11:15:00 PM
    On July 9th, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated bear hounds in Douglas and Sawyer Counties: * A six-month-old male Black and Tan hound was killed in the Town of Gordon, Douglas County. * A seven-year-old female Walker hound was killed in the Town of Winter, Sawyer County. More information and a caution area map are available...
  • 7/17/2016 11:10:00 PM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—A 320-acre property in southwestern Montana, vital to wildlife and linked to the pages of U.S. history, is now permanently protected thanks to a successful collaboration between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a conservation-minded family and the U.S. Forest Service. The former Holland Family Ranch is located west of D...
  • 7/12/2016 11:10:00 PM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation joins the family and friends of country singer Craig Morgan and wife Karen Greer in mourning the passing of their 19-year-old son Jerry Greer. Greer died in a boating accident in Tennessee over the weekend. “We send our thoughts and prayers of comfort to Craig, Karen and their famil...
  • 7/12/2016 11:10:00 PM
    July 12, 2016 Lake Michigan anglers asked to aid chinook salmon and lake trout researchMILWAUKEE -With reports of great salmon and trout fishing this summer in Wisconsin ports up and down Lake Michigan, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is encouraging anglers to aid critical fisheries research by donating the heads of fish they harvest...
  • 7/10/2016 1:40:00 PM
    On July 5th, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a six-year-old female Walker Hound 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 management") to help...
  • 6/29/2016 8:00:00 AM
    Follow this link to view the spring issue of the   Wisconsin Wood Marketing Bulletin In addition, please visit the DNR forest business training and events page (available here) for additional information on the upcoming Wisconsin Local-Use Dimension Lumber Grading short course to be held on Monday, August 2...
  • 6/22/2016 2:10:00 PM
    Additional Pavilion Added For 2016 EventAdvanced Ticket Discount PriceFriday Night Happy Hour---Half Price ConcessionsSaturday Night Party Traditional exhibit space for DF 2016 is sold out!  Therefore we have added additional booth space in the new Tru-Fire Pavilion.  2016 DF Attendees will have the opport...
  • 6/20/2016 9:30:00 AM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation teamed up with conservation-minded landowners and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to permanently protect vital wildlife habitat in southeast Idaho. Thanks to funding provided by BLM’s Land and Water Conservation (LWCF) Recreational Access Fund and RMEF’s Torstenson Family ...
  • 6/20/2016 9:30:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3992 MADISON - A list featuring 128 land parcels under department review in the third year of Department of Natural Resources land sale efforts is now available for review online. Parcels currently under review are located in 37 counties and total approximately 5,300 acres - for more ...
  • 6/20/2016 9:25:00 AM
    MADISON – Wisconsin wolf monitoring data for 2015-16 is now available on the Department of Natural Resources’ wolf management webpage<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/WildlifeHabitat/wolf/index.html>.To view this information (found under the "reports" list) and learn more about wolves in Wisconsin, visitdnr.wi.gov<http://dnr.wi.gov/>...
  • 6/10/2016 10:40:00 AM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Musky fishing picking up on northern lakes and Green Bay; recent rains have raised water levels on Wisconsin and other rivers  Recent rains have added to high water levels across the state. The W...
  • 6/10/2016 9:45:00 AM
    Students will learn more about furbearer identification and behavior, habitat requirements, trapping history, trapping techniques and placement, fur handling, trapping ethics, and trapping rules and regulations.   Those who did not purchase a trapping license in Wisconsin prior to 1992 are required to pass a trapper education course in o...
  • 6/10/2016 9:35:00 AM
    POYNETTE, Wis. - Archers from all over the country looking to test theirskills will join Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff at theMacKenzie Center<http://dnr.wi.gov/education/mackenzie/> June 10-12 for thePope and Young Bowhunters Rendezvous<http://www.pope-young.org/rendezvous/>[EXIT DNR].Attendees will have the ...
  • 6/6/2016 1:55:00 PM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is pleased to welcome John Caid, Nancy Hadley, Nancy Holland, Eric Johnson and Bill Pine to its board of directors. “We are grateful for the energy and the willingness to serve that these men and women bring to their volunteer positions,” said David Allen, RMEF president and C...
  • 6/3/2016 1:05:00 PM
    MADISON – Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff will hold an informational meeting open to the public June 16 to share and discuss 2015-16 Wisconsin wolf population data.This meeting will be held at the Quality Inn, 2901 Hummingbird Road, Wausau, and will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For those unable to attend, s...
  • 5/27/2016 9:30:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3970 MADISON - State wildlife officials remind outdoor enthusiasts the best way to enjoy Wisconsin's whitetail fawns being born now through early July is from afar because their mother is nearby even though you don't see her. Fawns are often left alone by their mothers for long periods of time. ...
  • 5/26/2016 1:55:00 PM
    When I was a child, I wished I was born in the days of Davy Crockett. I believed life would have been grand, if I could have shared adventures with the 1950’s, Walt Disney’s TV character. Like almost every kid in America, I wanted so badly to wear one of those coonskin caps. My mother wouldn’t allow it, because I would, “Cat...
  • 5/26/2016 1:55:00 PM
    MADISON - The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board approved deer hunting season framework and antlerless deer quotas for 2016 at its May 25 meeting in Madison.Final season framework<http://dnr.wi.gov/About/NRB/2016/May/05-16-3B1-1.pdf> reflects recommendations from County Deer Advisory Councils<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/cdac.html> &ndas...