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3/8/2019
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Wisconsin Deer Hunting

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  • 11/7/2013 2:20:00 PM
    As we near the fall hunting season, many hunters have bucks on their mind and the Department of Natural Resources does too.  In addition to white-tailed bucks, DNR is also focusing on the Milwaukee Bucks as DNR Nights are underway.  Anyone holding any Wisconsin hunting or fishing license is eligible for discounted tickets on select home ...
  • 11/7/2013 2:20:00 PM
    November 5, 2013 Commit to recycle more with 10 tips for America Recycles DayMADISON – Recycling has long been a daily habit and a state law for Wisconsinites, and for good reason – recycling works! Every can, bottle and newspaper we recycle saves resources and energy, reduces the amount of waste in landfills, supplies raw materials to...
  • 11/7/2013 2:20:00 PM
    Applications for Urban Wildlife Damage Abatement and Control (UWDAC) grants are being accepted through December 2, 2013.  Grant applications will be rated and ranked in December and successful applicants will receive a grant award in January 2014.   This grant program provides financial assistance to urban areas for t...
  • 10/31/2013 12:30:00 PM
    Here is a mid-day update.  We have sold 1807 resident and 11 nonresident wolf licenses.   Zone 2 is closed.  Zones 1 and 5 will close at 7 pm tonight. We have harvested 178 wolves as follows: Zone Count Quota 1 76 76 2 29 28 3 10 71 ...
  • 10/31/2013 12:30:00 PM
    Check out the deer and Bob Cat at John Kaisers hunting camp. I hope you like the cat photo taken at our place about 1.5 miles south of Kaiser’s Kamp.  I also have a photo of the cat in the same exact spot, going the same way three days earlier at 2:51 a.m.  Note that this cat photo was taken at 2:50 a.m. Cats are probabl...
  • 10/31/2013 12:00:00 PM
    MILWAUKEE -- Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2013 is the 22nd annual hour-long special designed to help hunters prepare for the upcoming firearms deer season. Host Dan Small will interview Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp and other DNR staff to discuss research on Wisconsin’s deer herd, efforts to recruit new hunters, the impact of d...
  • 10/31/2013 11:55:00 AM
    Please note: You received notice earlier this afternoon that Zone 1 would close to wolf hunting and trapping tomorrow. After the closing of Zone 1, harvest rates in Zone 5 initiated an additional closure. Please note that both Zone 1 and Zone 5 will be closed to hunting and trapping of gray wolves, effective 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30. The Wi...
  • 10/31/2013 11:45:00 AM
    Attending the annual Safari Club International Hunters' Convention February 5-8, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada not only allows hunters to enjoy the largest hunters' convention, with 2,500 exhibitors from all over the world, it also raises funds that support local conservation efforts. Some of the funds raised during the annual SCI Convention...
  • 10/24/2013 2:50:00 PM
    MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has closed Wolf Harvest Zone 2 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective Wednesday, Oct. 23, 3 p.m. The zone is closed to any further hunting and trapping of wolves for the 2013-2014 wolf harvest season. Wolf Harvest Zone 2 is the first zone to be closed this season. The harvest ...
  • 10/24/2013 2:35:00 PM
    We have sold 1686 resident and 10 nonresident wolf licenses.  85 wolves have been reported harvested.    HARVEST DATE TIME COUNTY ZONE GENDER METHOD COLLAR NO 1 10/15/2013 9:00 FLORENCE               &...
  • 10/17/2013 12:00:00 PM
    HORICON, Wis. – Join Hunting and Shooting Sports Coordinator, Keith Warnke, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center to learn more about the connections between natural resources conservation, sustainability and hunting. The title of Warnke’s presentation is “Hunting for Sustainability” and the ...
  • 10/17/2013 11:35:00 AM
    In the interests of ensuring the public is fully informed, I feel compelled to let your readers know important aspects that were omitted from the recent article on wolf management by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism published on October 13 in the Wisconsin State Journal. If wildlife management was simply about doing res...
  • 10/11/2013 4:30:00 PM
    In advance of public hearings later this month on proposed rules for implementation of the Deer Trustee Report recommendations, the Department of Natural Resources is hosting a live online chat to answer questions and collect feedback from the public. The chat will be held Monday, Oct. 14, starting at 12 p.m. To participa...
  • 10/10/2013 9:50:00 AM
    Madison – The Executive Committee of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress recently endorsed the recommendation of the Congress Deer and Elk committee to use county boundaries for deer management in the future. The decision stems from the work of the Deer Trustee Report Action Team in a recently-released Implementation Proposal for Deer Tr...
  • 10/3/2013 8:35:00 AM
    By John Luthens’ “High-tech Tracking” “Dave, you’ve got a remote-controlled buck!”  Those were my first words after I saw the trail camera picture. “Otherwise, it’s a space alien deer.”  That was my next wise observation. Maybe I’d been spending too much time watching bad sci...
  • 9/26/2013 1:15:00 PM
    LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST NEW LOCATIONSeptember 30th 7am at Sparta Family Restaraunt Chance to meet with your representatives.  Find out what is happening in Washington and Madison.  Get your questions answered.  Cost is $5.00 and we ask that you reserve in advance if possible.  Walk in's however are welcome.  ...
  • 9/26/2013 1:10:00 PM
    When the doors open on the 2014 SCI Hunters' Convention, February 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada, there will be literally thousands of things for anyone interested in hunting and fishing to see and do during the four days of the event. Over a thousand booths will be dedicated to outfitters who offer all types of hunting and fishing adventures...
  • 9/26/2013 12:15:00 PM
    Rules also allow only dog-proof or underwater traps http://dnr.wi.gov/news/BreakingNews_Lookup.asp?id=2948 PEMBINE, Wis. – People hunting on Wisconsin state park properties will be prohibited from shooting from or across certain trails – those trails closed to hunting – and anyone trapping in state parks will be limite...
  • 9/26/2013 12:10:00 PM
    MADISON - The state Natural Resources Board today approved public hearings to be held by the Department of Natural Resources on proposed rules relating to implementation of the Deer Trustee Report. From Oct. 22 to Oct. 31, DNR will host public hearings on the proposed Deer Trustee Report rules at 35 locations statewide. To find a local ...
  • 9/26/2013 9:00:00 AM
    September 24, 2013 Hunters will again be able to have adult deer tested for chronic wasting diseaseMADISON – State wildlife officials will again be testing white-tail deer shot by hunters this fall for chronic wasting disease in a continuing effort to monitor the status and spread of the disease in Wisconsin.  -  Read Ful...
  • 9/18/2013 5:25:00 PM
    Fencerows By John Luthens Come harvest time, I cruise the neighborhood with the abandon of a squirrel waiting for the first acorns to fall, waiting for the fruits of the tree and vine to give up their dividends.  An endless summer spent toiling under the hot summer sky (not me, I’m talking about the trees and vines and farmers) is laid...
  • 9/17/2013 11:55:00 PM
    MADISON – Bob Nack has been appointed as the Department of Natural Resources’ Deer Management Assistance Program and Big Game Section Chief. Nack, 36, of Fall River, begins fulltime in his new position on Oct. 28. Until then, he is serving in his current role as supervisor of the DNR State Game Farm in Poynette during the fa...
  • 9/17/2013 11:55:00 PM
    Three bear hounds killed by wolves Wildlife Services has confirmed three more hound depredations over the past few days.  The bear hounds were killed in Sawyer and Price counties. In all, 23 hounds have been depredated this bear training and hunting season. More details and caution area maps can be found on the gray wolf we...
  • 9/17/2013 11:45:00 PM
    BLACK RIVER FALLS - The state Department of Natural Resources is enlistingthe help of deer hunters in Adams, Juneau and Portage counties to assist inchronic wasting disease surveillance in the deer herd this fall."Last fall CWD was discovered for the first time in three wild white-taileddeer in Adams, Juneau and Portage Counties, all outside our CW...
  • 9/17/2013 11:45:00 PM
    With the opening of the archery deer season Sept. 14, DNR researchers would like to know what hunters are seeing while out in the woods and fields. The Deer Hunter Wildlife Survey lets hunters keep a tally of the deer they see, along with other animals they observe and how many. The survey runs from Sept. 14 until Jan. 5 and i...