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Wisconsin Deer Hunting

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  • 11/24/2013 9:25:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for November 21, 2013 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Rut continues as Wisconsin's traditional gun deer season set to open this Saturday, Nov. 23 Wisconsin’s...
  • 11/24/2013 9:25:00 PM
    A safe hunt is a good hunt!  Part of my annual hunting tradition is to refresh myself with the four basic rules of firearm safety. I hope that you will do the same. I use the acronym “TAB-K” to help me remember. That stands for: T (Treat every firearm as if it is loaded) A (Always point the muzzle in a safe direction) B...
  • 11/24/2013 9:20:00 PM
    November 21, 2013 Welcome to the Warden Wire feature launched during last year's gun-deer season -- the special edition series of Frequently Asked Questions dealing specifically with hunting. The FAQs: Special Edition - Fall Hunt is a periodic feature. Today is the seventh installment of these special edition FAQs taken by the&...
  • 11/21/2013 10:25:00 AM
    By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement They’re known as the Deer Dumpsters. The Fall Creek Technical Education Class and the two carcass boxes they built. And this handy collaborative answer from a community team led by DNR Conservation Warden Ken Thomson is aimed at helping to prevent the littering of deer carcasses in Eau Clair...
  • 11/21/2013 10:20:00 AM
    Get your pre-season questions answered live – join online chats with DNR experts this week. Tuesday, Nov. 19, Noon: Be ready - Gearing up for the season Learn what DNR staff and other hunters preparing for the season are seeing in the field now, and what you can expect for the 2013 season. Wednesday, Nov. 20, Noon: Be knowledgeabl...
  • 11/21/2013 10:15:00 AM
      Six fun and free ways to prepare for the hunt and share stories of the deer season! We are here to answer your questions, share great stories and photos, and celebrate the safe and successful adventures of first-time hunters! Join us as the nine-day season excitement builds!  1. Get your pre-season questions answered live – j...
  • 11/21/2013 10:15:00 AM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for November 13, 2013 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) White-tailed deer rut continues in full swing The white-tailed deer rut is continuing in full swing across much of th...
  • 11/21/2013 10:10:00 AM
    Bear scouting is always on my mind but the big buck rut got me real excited as I scanned through the pictures on my Cuddeback SD card reader.  It’s been a week since I last checked my trail cameras and come to find out last week would have been the week to be on stand.  Every buck, big and small seemed to be cruising looking for doe...
  • 11/21/2013 10:00:00 AM
    A couple years ago I started archery. I never thought I would turn out to be a hunter. Well guess what time has come? It all started one day when my dad said “You should just try to go out to the woods.” I really didn’t want to do it but I said ok because I wanted to try. But when we walked in our woods there was two doe ...
  • 11/21/2013 9:50:00 AM
    Hunters, you can help track populations by filling out Deer Hunter Wildlife Survey With Wisconsin's nine-day gun deer opener approaching, we are encouraging hunters to help track wildlife populations by recording your observations through the Deer Hunter Wildlife Survey.  This easy-to-do survey lets you record d...
  • 11/21/2013 9:45:00 AM
    The nine-day gun season is near and if you’re like me, your gear is packed and you can’t wait to get to your hunting spot! Before we all head out, Gov. Walker and I want to share a video message of appreciation with deer hunters, families, and all others who make Wisconsin’s deer hunting heritage what it is. Ple...
  • 11/21/2013 9:40:00 AM
    November 19, 2013 Gov. Scott Walker and DNR Sec. Cathy Stepp release deer season message as nine-day nearsMADISON – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Department of Natural Resources Sec. Cathy Stepp join hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin deer hunters in the excitement and traditions of the nine-day deer season.   -  Read F...
  • 11/21/2013 9:35:00 AM
    The  additional report of a harvest in zone 1 reported here yesterday has been removed because it was an illegal harvest which should not be tracked in this report.      We have sold 1844 resident and 11 nonresident wolf licenses.  Zones 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6  are closed.  Only zone 3 remains open. We have har...
  • 11/18/2013 10:55:00 AM
    (Milwaukee, WI – Sept. 2013) Capitol-Husting / Allstate Liquor & Wine Co. has joined forces with Rod & Rifle Bourbon and Wildlife Forever in the Conservation of Wisconsin’s Hunting & Fishing Heritage.  Capitol Liquor Company was formed in 1946, which is where the involvment of the Alevizos family began. Jim Alevizos's i...
  • 11/14/2013 11:55:00 AM
    Mike Hart sends us photos of bucks on private property near Madison.  Hart and his brother, Tom, tagged 8 and 10 point bucks respectively this week.
  • 11/14/2013 10:55:00 AM
    A 24-year veteran of the Department of Natural Resources Conservation Warden Service has been tapped by DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp to be Wisconsin’s next chief conservation warden. Warden Todd Schaller, who oversees the DNR Bureau of Law Enforcement’s Recreation Enforcement and Education Section, will succeed Chief Warden Randy Stark, w...
  • 11/14/2013 10:50:00 AM
    We have sold 1841 resident and 11 nonresident wolf licenses.   Zones 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6  are closed.  Only zone 3 remains open. We have harvested 204 wolves as follows: Zone Count Quota 1 77 76 2 29 28 3 22 71 4 12 12 ...
  • 11/14/2013 10:45:00 AM
    As you make preparations for your upcoming deer hunt we ask that you consider donating a deer to Wisconsin's Deer Donation program in 2013.  Since 2000, hunters have provided over 83,000 deer and ultimately 3.7 million pounds of venison to food pantries across the state.  Program organizers and volunteers have made arrangements with mo...
  • 11/10/2013 5:40:00 PM
    Wisconsin enters the 2013 gun-deer season with a reputation as a state dedicated to safe hunting for everyone. Years of hunter safety courses successfully completed by more than one million people since 1967, under the tutelage of expert volunteer instructors, is a big reason why hunting is safe and getting safer. But it wasn’t always like t...
  • 11/10/2013 5:40:00 PM
    Wisconsin is one of the best places in North America to hunt deer. Typically in the top three states for total harvest, in 2012 Wisconsin was ranked first among the states and Canadian provinces for producing trophy bucks by the venerable Boone and Crocket Club. Each hunter’s experience is different, though, and harvest success during 2012 va...
  • 11/10/2013 5:40:00 PM
    Wisconsin has a long and storied tradition of regulated gun deer hunting stretching all the way back to 1851. There have been many changes over the years but few as dramatic as those experienced by hunters during the 1990s and early 21st century. 1834 – Lafayette County, first reported crop damage by deer. 1851 – First close...
  • 11/10/2013 5:35:00 PM
    MADISON – New for the 2013 Wisconsin gun deer hunting season, rifles will be allowed statewide, unless a local municipality has enacted a more restrictive ordinance, the state Department of Natural Resources reports. Also, for the first time, most state park properties will be open to gun deer hunting; however, those park properties that wer...
  • 11/7/2013 3:40:00 PM
    Fencerows By John Luthens  I’ll walk on tiptoe; arm my eye with caution.My heart with courage, and my hand with weapon.Like him who ventures on a lion’s den.  -Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)  I had the vision while I was passed out in a van.  It was Halloween and it was a revelation in the true spirit of on...
  • 11/7/2013 2:40:00 PM
    Kick off your deer season by watching Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2013! The  hour-long special is designed to help you prepare for the upcoming firearm season! Starting Nov. 7 on public television, you can watch host Dan Small's interviews with DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp and other DNR staff to discuss research on Wisconsin’s deer herd,...
  • 11/7/2013 2:25:00 PM
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has closed Wolf Harvest Zone 4 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective Tuesday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m. At that time, the zone is closed to any further hunting and trapping of wolves for the 2013-2014 wolf harvest season. With this closure, a total of four wolf harvest zones have closed this season. Wo...