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Wisconsin Deer Hunting

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  • 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...
  • 1/29/2014 11:45:00 AM
    By Robert J Mercier Public event  Sat, Feb 1, 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Green Bay East, WI Official Site: http://dominanceiseverything.com/ Five men from Wisconsin who have been hunted by kings of deer herds while using my deer hunting tactics are proudly attending this day of training to spread ...
  • 1/24/2014 3:50:00 PM
    Two dogs, a hound and a beagle, were killed by wolves in separate incidents in January.  The hound, an 8-year old Running Walker Cross, was killed in Clark County while the beagle was depredated in Price County.  More details, including caution area maps, can be found on the DNR's gray wolf depredation webpage or by going to the...
  • 1/24/2014 3:50:00 PM
    MADISON - The Natural Resources Board approved today emergency rules to begin implementing Deer Trustee Report recommendations on the ground, authorizing a new deer program and regulations that will be in place prior to the 2014 deer hunting season. "This is a major milestone in the Deer Trustee Report implementation process and the future of deer...
  • 1/24/2014 3:45:00 PM
    Natural Resources Board approves rules to implement Deer Trustee Report for 2014 season MADISON - The Natural Resources Board approved today emergency rules to begin implementing Deer Trustee Report recommendations on the ground, authorizing a new deer program and regulations that will be in place prior to the 2014 deer hunting season.   ...
  • 12/22/2013 1:10:00 PM
    At the request of our administration, I have added information on the method of harvest to the spreadsheet.  This will provide information on whether or not dogs were used. There are two  additional harvests in zone 3.  We also sold 2 more resident wolf licenses. We have sold 1864 resident and 11 nonresident wolf licenses.  Z...
  • 12/22/2013 1:05:00 PM
    By Jim Olsson I'm not sure where to even start. As I sit here writing this I'm wondering about the dismal results of the 2013 gun deer season and what the newly passed crossbow bill will do to even further divide the ranks of hunters who venture afield each year. Only time will tell but here is my two cents. Crossbows I am neutral on my position...
  • 12/17/2013 2:25:00 PM
    Fencerows By John Luthens Christmas put me in an impatient mood when I was a boy.  I knew it was coming when, somewhere around deer hunting season, the town put up the holiday lights and Bing Crosby started on the radio.  It appeared on the distant horizon like the smoke from a red-sleighed freight train but never seemed to get ...
  • 12/13/2013 6:55:00 PM
    MADISON - In response to Federal Court Judge Crabb’s decision today reaffirming that night hunting of deer is not a treaty right of the Chippewa Tribes, Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp has issued the following statement: The department has received Judge Crabb’s final judgment. We will spend the ne...
  • 12/11/2013 8:50:00 PM
    Mike Hart For the past 16 years, the Hart family has been taking to the woods of Adams County in hopes of taking down a big buck or two during the hunting season.  Fortunately, this this year has been quite a success for our group. During the peak of the rut in Archery season, Brother Tom scored on a beautiful 10 pointer on Nove...