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John Eiden took advantage of one big opportunity opening morning on Winnebago when he speared this 171 pound, 84-1/2 inch sturgeon while holding vigil with his father, John. Good buddy Scott Heitman and I took our traditional ride north from the Milwaukee suburbs to the ice of Winnebago Saturday to be there with cameras and notebook in hand when the first sturgeon speared on opening day started to hit the registration stations.  When we a...
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Wisconsin Deer Hunting

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  • 10/6/2014 10:40:00 AM
    For inexpensive and interesting entertainment, you could spend some time at a busy boat landing. Enjoy this list of boat landing related predicaments. It’s unfortunate that I have played a major role in so many of them. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Forgetting drain plugs in a boat is almost common - a tal...
  • 10/6/2014 10:30:00 AM
    Sherri, Owner of Driftless Lodge near Boscobel in Wisconsin’s great southwest, is reporting great fall colors, with hunting and fishing outstanding. The beautiful lodge and cabin is located on 160 acres and just minutes from Class 1 trout streams and the Wisconsin River. See advertisement below.  Connect with Sherri directly at lod...
  • 10/3/2014 10:40:00 AM
    On September 26, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 10 year old and a 5 year old English bear hound in the same incident. The attack occurred in the Town of Oakland, Douglas County. More information and a caution area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution area map...
  • 10/3/2014 10:10:00 AM
    Eligible hunters interested in participating in the 2014 gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities are reminded that this year's hunt will take place from Oct. 4-12. For a list of sponsors for the 2014 season, please visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords "disabled deer hunt." Hunters should contact sponsors directly and be pre...
  • 10/3/2014 10:10:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for October 2, 2014 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Fall colors are still at peak across northern Wisconsin and at or near peak through central Wisconsin Fall colors are s...
  • 10/3/2014 9:20:00 AM
    It's not too late to submit your Operation Deer Watch observations Two months ago the Wisconsin DNR asked for the public’s help to estimate the reproductive status of the deer herd by reporting observations of does, fawns and bucks. Operation Deer Watch survey ends today, Sept. 30 but wildlife watch...
  • 9/26/2014 9:35:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for September 25, 2014 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Fall colors at or near peak in northern Wisconsin Fall colors are at or near peak this week in far northern Wisconsi...
  • 9/24/2014 6:45:00 PM
    On September 13, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 2 year old Walker bear hound and a 2 year old Blue Tick bear hound in the same incident. The attack occurred 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...
  • 9/24/2014 6:40:00 PM
    Wisconsin’s Northern and Mississippi River zone duck seasons and Mississippi River Canada goose subzone openSept. 27MADISON -- Hunters should look forward to seeing good numbers of waterfowl when Wisconsin’s Northern and Mississippi River zone duck hunting seasons and Mississippi River Canada Goose Subzone open Sept. 27, according ...
  • 9/24/2014 6:40:00 PM
    On September 12, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 5 year old Walker bear hound. The attack occurred in the Town of Cushing, Polk 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 "...
  • 9/24/2014 6:30:00 PM
    WAYNE, NJ - Pro Line Manufacturing Company has announced an agreement to produce and distribute a new line of footwear under the Girls with Guns brand. According to Bob Hollenberg, VP of Pro Line, "We are developing the footwear based on the Girls with Guns philosophy of Fashion meets Function". Pro Line has developed premium quality huntin...
  • 9/24/2014 6:20:00 PM
    Do you know which zone you’ll be deer hunting in this year? Do your homework before you hit the woods! Make sure you take a look at the department’s deer management units anddeer management zones maps to learn more about Wisconsin’s new simplified rules. For example, did you know that Marinette County is a split un...
  • 9/18/2014 8:40:00 AM
    On September 14, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 3 year old Walker bear hound. The attack occurred 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, keyw...
  • 9/17/2014 11:50:00 AM
    With the 2014 gun deer season quickly approaching, be sure to tune in to your favorite radio and TV programs to learn more about some changes that will affect your deer hunt! Whether you’re listening to your favorite outdoor radio show or watching the Brewers or Packers, be on the lookout for helpful messages from the department that will hel...
  • 9/17/2014 11:25:00 AM
    Share your wildlife observations using the Deer Hunter Wildlife Survey, a tally sheet you can use to keep track of all wildlife you see during your time out this hunting season. Either fill out online or print off at home. Participants who provide an email address will be sent a personalized summary of all recorded entries thro...
  • 9/17/2014 11:25:00 AM
    A Wisconsin hunter e-mails us photos of Waukesha County deer including a true trophy class buck or two. Send your photos to ellis@onwisconsinoutdoors.com.
  • 9/12/2014 11:55:00 AM
  • 9/12/2014 11:40:00 AM
    WAUSAU – The state Department of Natural Resources is again enlisting the help of deer hunters in Adams, Juneau, Portage and Marathon counties to assist in chronic wasting disease surveillance in the deer herd this fall. “In the fall of 2012 CWD was discovered for the first time in three wild white-tailed deer in Adams, June...
  • 9/12/2014 11:40:00 AM
    Areas of Wisconsin have received from 5 to 7 inches of rain since the beginning of September and water levels are very high on lakes, rivers and streams. In the north, many streams and rivers are at or near flood stage, and lake levels are nearing the top of many people's docks. All major river systems are running above average. The Bois Brule R...
  • 9/11/2014 10:30:00 AM
    Antler King Pro Staff member and OWO contributor Jim Olsson caught thesebucks on trail cams set on his southern Wisconsin hunting grounds lastweek.
  • 9/11/2014 10:00:00 AM
    Henry Repeating Arms has donated 100 custom rifles with proceeds going to benefit Grayson Sutton, a 4-year-old from Sedan, KS who has been battling Primary Pulmonary Hypertension since May. "Our prayers are with Grayson and her family. It's an honor to do whatever we can to help them get through this challenging time," said Anthony Imperato, Presi...
  • 9/11/2014 9:55:00 AM
    September 9, 2014 Trees about to turn Wisconsin into one big free scenic color tourMADISON -- Wisconsin’s trees are starting to paint hillsides, trails, shorelines, parks and backyards into an autumn kaleidoscope, and state forestry officials say if the weather cooperates it could be a spectacular fall color season.  -  R...
  • 9/9/2014 1:45:00 PM
    Have you taken a look at the new deer management unit boundaries? Do you know when and where antlerless-only seasons occur this year? Learn how these and other new rules will affect your hunting season. DNR experts will be on hand to answer all your questions regarding new deer season regulations during TWO online chats on Tuesday, S...
  • 9/3/2014 4:20:00 PM
    The fall Trapper Education Committee meeting will occur on Thursday, September 4 at 7 pm in the meeting rooms of Marshfield Holiday inn (750 S. Central Ave).  The meeting is open to the public and the administration of the Wisconsin Cooperative Trapper Education Program will be discussed. Please direct any questions to Ger...
  • 9/3/2014 4:20:00 PM
    Sept. 13 marks opening of archery deer hunting season and Wisconsin’s first statewide crossbow hunting seasonMADISON -- With fall right around the corner, Sept. 13 marks the opening of the 2014 archery and crossbow deer hunting seasons. These seasons will run concurrently statewide, from Sept. 13 to Jan. 4, 2015.   -&...