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  • 7/22/2014 1:30:00 PM
    On July 13, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 6-year-old red tick bear hound while training in 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")&nbs...
  • 7/18/2014 10:50:00 AM
    The Alaska Board of Game recently passed a regulation stating that,  “Beginning July 1, 2016, all hunters using a bow and arrow to hunt big game in Alaska must have successfully completed a department-approved bowhunter certification course.  They must also carry their bowhunter certification card with them in the field along w...
  • 7/14/2014 10:25:00 AM
    Real Deal Mineral 2 Day Live Auction DeerFest will feature a 2 day live auction. Sponsored by Real Deal Mineral, and hosted by Jon’s Sport Shop and Wayne Yoder Auctions the DeerFest Auction will begin at 11am on both Saturday and Sunday and run until all items have been sold. Auction items can be previewed&...
  • 7/11/2014 10:15:00 AM
    The total wolf quota has been set at 156, but the quota available to state-licensed hunters and trappers may be adjusted depending on state response to tribal declarations. The Department will maintain a 10-to-1 license-to-quota ratio. One-half of available permits will be issued randomly among all permit applicants and the second half will be iss...
  • 6/27/2014 7:20:00 PM
    MADISON – The Natural Resources Board today approved the 2014 Wisconsin wolf season quota of 156 as proposed by the Department of Natural Resources Wolf Advisory Committee. The quota was set with the intention of continuing to reduce the state's wolf population in accordance with the goals identified in the wolf management plan. The DN...
  • 6/27/2014 7:15:00 PM
    Wisconsin's new Deer Management Assistance Program is off to a solid start. DMAP provides habitat and herd management assistance to landowners interested in managing their property for deer and other wildlife. As of May 30, 114 applications were received, representing 46 counties and encompassing almost 44,000 acres. Landowners are enthu...
  • 6/20/2014 10:05:00 AM
    DNR wardens, local patrols target impaired boat drivers for Operation Dry Water, June 27-29 MADISON -- Get smart, be skilled and stay sober enjoying Wisconsin’s waters.  -  Read Full Article As campaign continues, more anglers drain water to stop the spread of aquatic invasive speciesMADISON -- This summer, thou...
  • 6/10/2014 2:15:00 PM
    FAQs: Special Edition  (#7) - Deer Hunting Rule Changes       Welcome to Part 7 of the Warden Wire's FAQs: Special Edition - Deer Hunting Rule Changes for 2014. This is a periodic feature. These special edition FAQs were taken by the DNR Call Center, the Department of Natural Resources' conservation war...
  • 6/6/2014 11:05:00 AM
    Wisconsin Wildlife Surveys April 2014  SMALL GAME Sharp-tailed Grouse Harvest & Hunter Survey, 2013     By Krista McGinley and Scott Hull  ·   Summer Wildlife Inquiry, 2013     By Jessica Kitchell  ·   Ten Week Brood Observations, 2013  &nb...
  • 6/4/2014 9:05:00 AM
    Following a two-year review of Wisconsin’s deer management program, changes were made that may impact your choices for antlerless permit use and overall availability in 2014. Please be aware of the land where you hunt and consider your selections carefully before purchase. A helpful document is now available to highlight some import...
  • 5/30/2014 12:25:00 PM
    EDITOR'S ADVISORY: We are experiencing technical problems with the DNR website. This week's DNR Weekly News is being published in the general news area of the DNR website. It will be updated when the technical issues are resolved.   Natural Resources Board approves 2014 deer hunting season structureMADISON - The Natural Resources Board appro...
  • 5/28/2014 10:10:00 AM
    Editor Note:  Find Mike’s Weekly Blog Under Bear Hunting on this Website in the Future. Finally, nicer weather, iceberg's floating in and out of Chequamegon Bay in the Lake Superior country of Bayfield County, still some small patches of snow in the ravines,  the smell of Spring and serous thoughts of be...
  • 5/16/2014 7:45:00 PM
    Each of 44 Wisconsin Menards stores now carry On Wisconsin Outdoors at no cost to the consumer.  See the Menards location nearest you on our website homepage.  Pick up On Wisconsin Outdoors in the Menards camping and fishing aisle. As advertised in the May-June issue of On Wisconsin Outdoors, find Berkley ...
  • 5/11/2014 7:50:00 PM
    May 6, 2014  Drinking Water Week – Think before you drink and celebrate the Amazing!By DNR Secretary Cathy SteppEvery day of every week millions of Wisconsinites will experience something amazing and likely never think twice about it. They’ll turn on their faucets, drink from a water fountain, bake bread or brew beer and seemingly...
  • 4/30/2014 2:55:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/BreakingNews_Lookup.asp?id=3195 MADISON - The preliminary 2014 Wisconsin late-winter wolf count indicates there are a minimum of 658 to 687 wolves distributed across the state, according to Department of Natural Resources officials. The preliminary numbers equate to a 19 percent decline in the late winter population co...
  • 4/22/2014 1:55:00 PM
    FAQs: Special Edition -  Deer Hunting Rule Changes; April 17, 2014 Welcome to Part 2 of the Warden Wire's FAQs: Special Edition - Deer Hunting Rule Changes for 2014. This is a periodic feature. These special edition FAQs were taken by the DNR Call Center, the Department of Natural Resources' conservation wardens an...
  • 4/17/2014 9:10:00 PM
    Sine Aqua Mortis, Part I As consumers of our natural resources, we all have the moral obligation to give back. For most of us in the Midwest who enjoy hunting and fishing, giving back means belonging to and spending money at banquets for Ducks or Whitetails Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and similar organizations.  We know that our license fees...
  • 4/16/2014 1:00:00 PM
    MADISON - Over 7,000 people came out to participate in the 2014 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Congress county meetings that were held in every county statewide on Monday, April 14. The information hearings provide citizens with an opportunity to comment and indicate preference on a wide range of fish and wildli...
  • 4/16/2014 12:50:00 PM
    May 3 inland fishing opener kicks off another exciting year of fishingNew this year: largemouth bass harvest available statewideEditor’s note: This and the trout stocking release are the first in a series of releases relating to the 2014 fishing season. Check back in coming weeks for stories on new informational tools available for anglers, f...
  • 4/16/2014 12:50:00 PM
    Make sure you practice shooting the same way that you will be shooting when you are calling, sitting-prone,  ect…  PRACTICE. If you decide to call this time of year, get close to the den and do a couple of howls or pup in distress calls.   If I am aftera problem coyote, I leave them alone till the fall.
  • 4/10/2014 3:45:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Spring finally springing in Wisconsin: spring wildfire season underway, spring fish and wildlife hearings next week, spring peepers peeping What a difference a week can make in the Northwoods. Last week pe...
  • 4/10/2014 3:40:00 PM
    If you haven’t weighed in on the 2014 deer season yet, there is still time!  Every spring, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources offers you an opportunity to weigh in and provide input that is used in making recommendations that will affect deer management in Wisconsin.  You can easily do so from the comfort of your...
  • 4/10/2014 3:15:00 PM
    DES MOINES – The first case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a wild Iowa deer has been confirmed. The deer was reported as harvested in Allamakee County during the first shotgun season in early December. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is currently working to obtain as much information as possible about the infected deer to imple...
  • 4/3/2014 3:25:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for April 3, 2014 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Another major snowstorm headed for northern Wisconsin Residents of northern Wisconsin aren't appreciating Ap...
  • 4/3/2014 2:00:00 PM
    April 1, 2014 2014 Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings and Conservation Congress County Meetings to be held April 14 MADISON – A revised and improved proposal to allow anglers to use the fishing technique called trolling on inland waters statewide is up for a vote at the 2014 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings on April 14&n...