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Wisconsin Deer Hunting

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  • 10/28/2015 5:05:00 PM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation bestowed its highest honor, the Wallace Fennell Pate Wildlife Conservation Award, upon Jack Ward Thomas for his contributions of lasting significance to the benefit of elk, other wildlife and their habitat across North America. “The four founders of the RMEF started this organizatio...
  • 10/28/2015 4:50:00 PM
    Steve Suman The North Woods enjoyed a very nice, long fall, and even with this week’s forecast including rain and “other” forms of precipitation, conditions are still relatively comfortable for this time of year. Regardless of the weather, one bright spot to end this week is an extra hour of sleep – IF you remember to turn...
  • 10/28/2015 4:45:00 PM
      *   Safety message from DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp[PDF]<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/documents/deersafety.pdf>  *   Find a place to hunt fact sheet[PDF]<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/documents/deerwheretohunt.pdf>  *   Deer hunt 2015 fact sheet[PDF]<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/documents/d...
  • 10/23/2015 1:35:00 PM
    This November, tune in to Deer Hunt Wisconsin and make sure you are prepared for another exciting fall deer hunt.  Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2015 is the 24th annual hour-long special designed to help hunters prepare for the upcoming deer season. Host Dan Small will interview Wisconsin deer management experts to discuss changes to this year’s ...
  • 10/19/2015 9:50:00 AM
    By Stacie Dowd It was a cold, windy Saturday; November 8, 2014 and my husband, Jerry and I decided to go out hunting on public land in Jefferson County. I sat on an old oak tree that had fallen over in the woods on a ridge. My husband sat about 100 yards away from me.  He was excited to rattle and see if anything responded because it was t...
  • 10/19/2015 9:45:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3753     The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources remains disappointed with the Federal 7th Circuit Court's decision to allow tribal night hunting despite the concerns raised over public safety. Today's ruling by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb approved regulations allowing Wiscon...
  • 10/13/2015 5:30:00 PM
    WAUSAU, Wis. - In cooperation with local businesses, the WisconsinDepartment of Natural Resources will collect samples for chronic wastingdisease surveillance testing during the 2015 archery and gun hunting seasonsin Adams, Juneau, Portage and Marathon counties.Nine cases of chronic wasting disease have been detected over the past fewyears in Adams...
  • 10/9/2015 1:20:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. - In cooperation with local businesses, the WisconsinDepartment of Natural Resources will collect samples for chronic wastingdisease surveillance testing during the 2015 archery and gun huntingseasons.Although all deer will be registered electronically this year, DNR willcontinue to offer free chronic wasting disease testing to hunter...
  • 10/8/2015 7:50:00 PM
    Increase in pheasant broods and production should provide for another exciting ring-necked pheasant hunting season MADISON - Pheasant broods and production both saw an increase this year, and the Oct. 17 pheasant hunting opener signals another exciting year in the field for upland bird hunters. - Read Full Article Coordination ...
  • 10/2/2015 10:15:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for October 1, 2015  Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Cold front moves more migratory birds into state; fall salmon runs begin to pick up just in time for fish fac...
  • 9/29/2015 2:30:00 PM
    Cole Ellis took this Marathon County spiker on September 27 with a bow.
  • 9/27/2015 8:50:00 PM
    By Craig Cutts Nicholas Cutts waited four minutes to record his first bow kill. Craig and Nicholas Cutts My son, Nicholas and I pulled into his uncle’s property for the first bowhunt of the year. I asked him to put another sweat shirt on because it could get chilly when the sun went down. After a short disagreement he slipped it over h...
  • 9/25/2015 10:25:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for September 24, 2015  Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Fall color reaching near 50 percent in parts of the north; fall color festivals this weekend Fall color is rea...
  • 9/25/2015 10:15:00 AM
    Hunting On Our Side of the Fence By:  Joe and Laurie Ramsey 9-21-2015 For most hunters, we just get a license and grab our gear.   We head off through the tall grass and into the deep paths acorn woods has to offer.   Our hope of getting that whitetail buck is at hand.  Kevin Zirbel, Mosinee, Navy veteran, was able t...
  • 9/23/2015 3:20:00 PM
    September 22, 2015 New video takes viewers on a tour of Wisconsin State ParksMADISON -- From biking, hiking and camping to kayaking, rock climbing, horseback riding and more, the Wisconsin State Park System has something for everyone, and a new video is inviting people to take a tour of the properties and then stop by and visit one.  -&n...
  • 9/23/2015 3:15:00 PM
    On September 20,  Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed an 8 year old female Bluetick Hound and a 4 year old male Plott Hound.  The attacks occurred in the Town of Barksdale, Bayfield County.  More information and a caution area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution area ma...
  • 9/21/2015 8:40:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for September 17, 2015  Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) First migratory Canada geese moving into state; chinook salmon continue to stage near tributaries Hunters had ...
  • 9/21/2015 8:40:00 PM
    • Deer 2015 fact sheet[PDF]<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/documents/deerhunttp.pdf>• Deer season 2015 frequently askedquestions<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wildlifehabitat/DTRfaq.html>• Deer registration flyer[PDF]<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/documents/deerregistration.pdf>• E-registration informatio...
  • 9/21/2015 8:35:00 PM
    MADISON - Those interested in managing their land for deer and other wildlife are encouraged to join Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff Sept. 22 at noon for a Deer Management Assistance Program<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wildlifehabitat/DMAP.html> live chat.To participate or view past chats, visit dnr.wi.gov<http:/...
  • 9/15/2015 7:30:00 PM
    Talk About Moonstruck… Luke Ellis with a 52-inch musky caught and released this week while fishing with Guide Jason Hamernick and Muskie Breath Guide Service in Minnesota. How about 50.5-inch and 52-inch muskies caught and released 20 minutes apart during the moonset/sunset period? And enough action on other fish caught, seen or lost in ...
  • 9/15/2015 7:20:00 PM
    Interested in Wisconsin's Deer Management Assistance Program?  Chat with the DMAP team on Sept. 22.  The DNR is hosting an online chat for all landowners interested in learning more about Wisconsin’s Deer Management Assistance Program. The chat will take place at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, and DNR staff will ...
  • 9/15/2015 7:10:00 PM
    On September 12, Wildlife Services confirmed wolves depredated a 4 year old female Walker Hound in the Town of Sherman, Iron 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...
  • 9/15/2015 7:05:00 PM
    On September 12 Wildlife Services confirmed wolves depredated a 5 year old male Bluetick hound and a 5 year old female Plott hound in 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 m...
  • 9/12/2015 12:40:00 PM
    MADISON -- The Sauk Prairie Recreation Area will be open in 2015 for the fall archery and crossbow deer hunt and other hunting seasons. A map [PDF] of the Department of Natural Resources-owned lands and access points are available at dnr.wi.gov - search keywords "Find a Park" and select "Sauk Prairie Recreation Area" from the d...
  • 9/12/2015 12:35:00 PM
    On September 10, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed an 4-year old Plott bear hound.  The attack occurred in the Town of Rusk, Burnett 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 man...