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With Spring Turkey season just around the corner, Henry USA sent us a video now posted on our homepage that I know you’ll get a kick out of. The point is though, young hunters and smaller hunters won’t get a kick out of it at all. The wait for a gobbler can be too long to question whether or not you’re packing the right turkey load when he does show up (Dick Ellis Photo) Henry wanted to test the viability of their beautiful ...
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Wisconsin Deer Hunting

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  • 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...
  • 3/31/2014 7:50:00 PM
    MILWAUKEE - State wildlife biologists invite anyone interested in the status of their local deer herd to attend the annual spring fish and game hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, in their county. In the past, early spring herd status meetings were based on groupings of deer management units, with more than 130 of these units acros...
  • 3/30/2014 5:00:00 PM
                 
  • 3/27/2014 11:35:00 AM
    The 2014 deer hunting season might be months away, but planning is underway right now. Attend a Deer Hunter Forum at this year’s spring fish and game hearings on April 14. It’s a great opportunity to learn about new deer hunting rules, hear a status report on your local herd, and ask question. To find a location near you, search "S...
  • 3/27/2014 11:35:00 AM
    On March 19, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 2 year old Walker male hound that was pursuing coyotes. The attack occurred in the Town of Barnes, Bayfield County.  A caution area map can be viewed on the DNR's dog depredation web page or by going to the DNR's home page (dnr.wi.gov) and typing "dog depredations" in...
  • 3/27/2014 11:35:00 AM
    The Wisconsin Trappers Association, Friends of Poynette Game Farm and Friends of MacKenzie have added their support to help students attend for free The Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo, May 15-16, at MacKenzie Center, Poynette, Wisconsin.  Organizers are inviting schoolteachers and administrators to schedule field trips for that Thursd...
  • 3/25/2014 4:25:00 PM
    2014 marks the start of implementing changes following the Deer Trustee Report. DNR staff will be available for a live, online chat Thursday, March 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to answer questions regarding new deer hunting and program rules.  Staff will be able to answer questions about the 2014 deer season structure, tagg...
  • 3/21/2014 1:55:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Winter holds on in the north, while spring advances in the south Spring may have officially began with the arrival of the vernal equinox on Thursday this week, but at least in northern Wisconsin old man wi...
  • 3/20/2014 11:05:00 AM
    New Facebook contest generates excitement for Wisconsin State ParksMADISON – Sixteen of Wisconsin’s lesser known and used state parks properties are ready to go head-to-head in the first ever “Wisconsin State Park Treasures” contest. Up for grabs are bragging rights for the winning state park and a prize package for one luck...
  • 3/14/2014 10:40:00 AM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Warm weather reduces snow cover in the south, deep snow persists in the north Some very warm weather early in the week, reaching into the 50s statewide, has taken a toll on winter sports conditions, especi...
  • 3/7/2014 2:20:00 PM
    March 4, 2014 DNR seeks feedback on expanding trout seasonsMADISON – Moving the start of the early trout season to January 1 and expanding the early season to all inland waters to provide more fishing opportunities are among the options Wisconsin anglers can weigh in on during the 2014 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings held Ap...
  • 3/3/2014 3:45:00 PM
    Idaho For Wildlife has been assisting with the coordination efforts to locate a few highly trained, long-range tactical hunters in hopes they can hunt down and destroy a colt killing wolf in Sun Valley, Idaho.  This wolf killed a valuable colt of Kevin and Jennifer Swigert on 2-13-2014. Then ten days later on S...
  • 3/3/2014 3:00:00 PM
    EAU CLAIRE, WI (March 3, 2014): For what will be the largest sport show in western Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Sport Show is pleased to announce the speakers for the 2014 event.  The Wisconsin Sport Show will be held at the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 14, 15, and 16,...
  • 2/25/2014 1:50:00 PM
    In the beginning of the 2013 bow season not much was being presented on our trail cams or by direct sight. In early September I caught a picture of this “big one” but I hadn't seen much of him around, just glimpses at distance or late dusk and babies and one or two does. This being my second year of hunting I still had no veniso...
  • 2/6/2014 9:40:00 PM
    MADISON - The baiting and feeding of white-tailed deer is now banned in Waupaca and Shawano counties, the state Department of Natural Resources reports. The ban, required by state law, went into effect today. The action was spurred by the discovery of a CWD-positive white-tailed deer in November on a privately owned captive deer farm in Mara...
  • 2/6/2014 8:25:00 PM
    EAU CLAIRE, WI (February 05, 2014):  Calling all Hunters!  The Wisconsin Sport Show is proud to announce the 2014 Antler Contest sponsored by Scheels.  This contest is open to all ages and prizes will be awarded by random drawing of all entries.  Whitetail trophies will be measured by certified measurers with each ...
  • 1/29/2014 11:50:00 AM
    Fact #2 Whitetail deer walk at crosswind angles Written by Bob J. Mercier  ©2014Whitetails walk at angles that cross the wind. When deer walk they make trails. They do not make trails when they run, or when they trot. A trotting deer is slowing down from a gallop. All deer trails start where a deer galloped to a stop or trotted to...