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Wisconsin Deer Hunting

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  • 6/2/2020 6:10:00 AM
    Wisconsin 2020 Elk Hunt Application Deadline Is May 31 MADISON, Wis. – The Natural Resources Board on Wednesday approved a harvest quota of 10 bulls from the northern elk herd for the 2020 Wisconsin elk hunt, matching the number of tags from the 2019 season. Of the 10 tags, five will be awarded to state hunters, and the Ojibwe tribes wi...
  • 5/11/2020 5:55:00 PM
    DNR News Roundup  ·         Fish Farms Seek Renewal Of Permits To Operate In Public Waters ·         Grand River Marsh Dam Access Restricted As Dam Repair Construction Begins ·         2...
  • 4/30/2020 7:20:00 AM
    Help shape the 2020 deer season Now is your chance to provide feedback on preliminary recommendations for the 2020 deer hunting season structure.   Every county in Wisconsin has a County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC). These councils give you significant input into local deer management. These meetings are important for shaping the 2020 d...
  • 3/25/2020 9:00:00 AM
    Public Meetings Moved To Call-In Format Starting March 30; Call-In Meetings Open To Public; Online Public Comment Period Remains Unchanged    Spring County Deer Advisory Committee meetings to develop antlerless harvest goals and season framework for 2020 have been moved to conference calls due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Photo credit: DNR...
  • 3/13/2020 9:00:00 AM
    Apply for the 2020 elk hunt!  Visit Go Wild to apply today!   The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will accept applications for the 2020 elk hunt from March 1 - May 31. This fall marks the third elk hunt in state histo...
  • 2/13/2020 8:20:00 AM
    Enroll in DMAP to improve wildlife habitat and hunting experiences on the property you own or hunt! Healthy habitat is the key to sustainable wildlife populations, and the Deer Management Assistance Program provides habitat management resources for a wide variety of species and outcomes on properties of any size. The benefits available through DMA...
  • 2/10/2020 1:00:00 PM
    WI Sport Show Tickets on sale now Wisconsin Sport Show Tickets on Sale Now!March 20-22, 2020 - Chippewa Valley Expo Center, Eau Claire Discount tickets now on sale for only $7* onlineor pick them up at Eau Claire Festival Food locations andMenards stores in Eau ...
  • 2/10/2020 12:10:00 PM
    Contact(s): Missy Sparrow, DNR Wildlife Biologist, 715-232-1519, Melissa.SparrowLien@wisconsin.govFebruary 7, 2020 at 11:02:13 am MENOMONIE, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Conservation Congress will host a public meeting Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. to discuss the recent discovery of chronic wasting ...
  • 2/7/2020 7:00:00 AM
    By John Luthens The winter sky mirrors the winter country. Bands of hidden dawn wash from Lake Superior and reflect the snow-capped towers of the pines. Colorless clouds come heavy on a northern wind, killing any sign of a warming sun, dropping white dust and lifting whirlwinds of powder upward through the frozen forests of the Brule River State F...
  • 2/7/2020 6:40:00 AM
    Henry Repeating Arms President and Owner, Anthony Imperato, designed and donated 60 rifles for 4-year-oldBeckett Burge of Princeton, Texas, and 66 rifles for 3-year-old Sadie Kreinbrink of Ostrander, Ohio to assist with the medical expenses a...
  • 2/3/2020 9:55:00 AM
    The CWD-Positive Wild Deer Harvested During 2019 Nine-Day Gun Deer Hunting Season    Contact(s): Ellen Barth, Wildlife Area Supervisor920-424-4003, Ellen.Barth@wisconsin.govJeff Pritzl, Wildlife District Supervisor, 920-662-5127, Jeffrey.Pritzl@wisconsin.govJanuary 23, 2020 at 8:09:20 am [EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news releas...
  • 2/3/2020 9:55:00 AM
    The CWD-Positive Wild Deer Harvested During 2019 Antlerless Deer Hunting Season    Contact(s): Ryan Haffele, Wildlife Area Supervisor, 715-421-7842, Ryan.Haffele@wisconsin.govJanuary 23, 2020 at 8:09:16 am WAUSAU, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources confirms a wild deer tested positive for chronic wast...
  • 2/3/2020 9:55:00 AM
    Contact(s): Josh Jackl, DNR wildlife biologist, 920-893-8540, Joshua.Jackl@wisconsin.govEd Harvey, Chair, Sheboygan County Deer, Advisory Council, 920-528-7071, Jeffrey.Pritzl@wisconsin.gov   January 23, 2020 at 8:09:11 am   PLYMOUTH, Wis. - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff and the Sheboygan County Deer...
  • 1/8/2020 7:10:00 PM
    We are super excited to announce Jim & Eva Shockey will appear at DF 2020 July 31st to August 2nd.  We're headed to ATA tomorrow and will work on additional guest appearances as well. DF 2020 will also add two new features with "Free Bow Friday" allowing anyone who brings their bow to the event FREE ADMISSION on Friday.  We wil...
  • 12/22/2019 6:20:00 PM
  • 12/22/2019 6:15:00 PM
    Contact(s): Jeff Pritzl, Wildlife District Supervisor, 920-662-5127, Jeffrey.Pritzl@wisconsin.govSean Strom, Acting Wildlife Health Section Chief, 608-220-4769, Sean.Strom@wisconsin.govDecember 13, 2019 at 11:37:08 am PLYMOUTH, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that a wild deer tested positive for&...
  • 12/22/2019 6:15:00 PM
    Published December 10, 2019     Rare Snakes Benefit from Habitat Work and Long-term Monitoring in 2019 DNR Encourages Proper Sharps Disposal with Online Resources Learn How Plants and Animals Weather Winter in The DNR's Latest Issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine   Index Next   Rare Snakes...
  • 12/22/2019 6:10:00 PM
    December 9, 2019 Steve Suman   If record snowfall the first day of December left any doubt, sub-zero temperatures this week should drive home the point winter arrived – even if it is not “official” until December 21. However, the current extended forecast shows somewhat of a warming trend returning next week, with little i...
  • 12/7/2019 12:35:00 PM
    December 2, 2019 Steve Suman The North Woods received an abundance (some might say over-abundance) of snow this past weekend. However, this heavy, water-laden snow combining with relatively mild temperatures and sunshine will likely delay some snowmobile and ski trail grooming and degrade already questionable ice conditions. The current forecast ...
  • 12/7/2019 12:30:00 PM
    Rothschild, WI -  The 2020 Central Wisconsin Sports Show promises to be a “Can’t Miss” event for fishermen, boaters and hunters.  The 10th annual Total Outdoor Show is scheduled for February 14th -16th at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center in Rothschild (Wausau), WI and combines the best fishing, hunting ...
  • 12/7/2019 12:20:00 PM
    Opportunities for Antlerless Deer Hunting Continue Through January    Photo credit: DNR Contact(s): Harvest Totals Contact: Kevin Wallenfang, Big Game Ecologist, 608-206-1107, Kevin.Wallenfang@wisconsin.govHunter Engagement Contact: Keith Warnke, DNR Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation coordinator Coordinator, 608-576-524...
  • 12/7/2019 12:15:00 PM
    Published November 26, 2019    2020 Wisconsin State Park Stickers on Sale Dec. 1 Contest Now Open for High School Students to Enter Artwork for 2021 State Park Stickers Contact(s): Paul Holtan, 608-267-7517, paul.holtan@wi.govTo Order Stickers: DNR Customer Service, 1-888-936-7463 2020 Wisconsin State Park admission sticker by Mika...
  • 11/30/2019 7:05:00 AM
    Four Incidents Reported During Opening Weekend of Gun Deer Season    Contact(s): Mark Little, DNR Recreation Warden, 715-492-1047, mark.little@wisconsin.govNovember 24, 2019 at 4:32:03 pm UPDATE: The shooter in the Nov. 24 Washburn County gun-deer incident that injured a hunter has been identified. The shooting victim is ho...
  • 11/30/2019 7:05:00 AM
    Published November 29, 2019   Fishing Hunting & Trapping Seasonal Conditions Wildlife Parks & Trails   Outdoor Report is your weekly snapshot for all things outdoors from across the state. Here is a brief look at what Wisconsin has in store for you this week. The annual deer firearm season has been both safe, with...
  • 11/30/2019 7:00:00 AM
    November 25, 2019 Steve Suman   The current weather forecast for Thanksgiving Day looks reasonably good, but the days leading up to and following it not so much, particularly Tuesday night through Wednesday. Snow accumulation estimates are in a state of flux. People traveling for the holiday should keep up-to-the-minute current on condition...