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Wisconsin Deer Hunting

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  • 8/21/2013 1:35:00 PM
    Hunters planning to participate in the gun deer hunt for people with disabilities are reminded to take three actions before Sept. 1. Visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords “disabled deer hunt,” to find a list of hunt sponsors. At least 90 sponsors have enrolled over 72,000 acres of property in 50 counties to date. Contact a participat...
  • 8/20/2013 10:10:00 AM
    Wildlife Services has confirmed the 16th bear hound killed by wolves during this year's bear training season.  The latest depredations occurred on public lands in Ashland, Douglas, Bayfield and Lincoln counties.  Caution area maps and more information is available on the gray wolf webpage or by searching keyword "wolf management" on the D...
  • 8/19/2013 12:55:00 PM
    Is anyone else out there ready for hunting season?  With abnormally cool temperatures creeping in for the first two weeks of august I bet that many of my fellow outdoorsman are getting the itch to get out in the woods and check those stands, maybe pay your trail cameras a visit or look at the growth of your favorite food plot.  My own per...
  • 8/19/2013 12:10:00 PM
    By John Luthens The pine barren rows went on in endless succession.  Charred landscape rolled out above; ridge after ridge, looking like giant Christmas trees that had been dipped in a burn pile and pulled back out with needles torched to the wind. Pine barren view in Douglas County. Summer clouds billowed in the sky, hiding the sun for a...
  • 8/19/2013 11:20:00 AM
    On August 14, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a hound engaged in bear training activities.  A caution area map and more information is available on the gray wolf website or by going to the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov) and typing "wolf management" in the search box.
  • 8/13/2013 4:50:00 PM
    Check out the changes that have been made to the August edition of the Wildlife Management Report! New segments in the Featured Region section will allow you to learn more about specific properties within the region, and you can get to know more about Wildlife Management’s staff in the new Five Questions segment.  Among other topics, yo...
  • 8/13/2013 3:45:00 PM
    On August 10, wolves depredated a hound involved in bear training activities in Sawyer County.  A map of the caution area and other information is available on the gray wolf webpage or by going to the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, and typing keyword "wolf management".
  • 8/13/2013 1:20:00 PM
    Ninth bear hound killed in Florence County Hunters are reminded to exercise caution during this year's bear training and hunting season after a ninth bear training hound was killed by wolves in Florence County.  Wildlife Services confirmed the depredation on August 12.  Two other hounds were killed in Lincoln County on August 10.  F...
  • 8/8/2013 10:05:00 AM
    A four-mile caution area has been created around the August 5 depredation site of a bear hound.  On August 7, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated the hound that was involved in bear training activities.  A map and other details are found on the DNR's dog depredation webpage or go to dnr.wi.gov and search "wolf management".
  • 8/7/2013 12:05:00 PM
    RHINELANDER -- The public will have an opportunity at an upcoming open house to contribute ideas and discuss how the Powell Marsh State Wildlife Area should be managed for recreation use and resources protection. The Department of Natural Resources is resuming the master plan revision process for the approximately 4,800-acre Powell Marsh Wildlife ...
  • 8/6/2013 11:35:00 AM
    On August 3, wolves depredated a bear training hound in Rusk County. The caution area created is a four-mile buffer around the depredation site. Hunters are reminded to use caution while training and hunting with bear dogs. A map and other guidance is available on the gray wolf webpage or by visiting dnr.wi.gov and searching keyword "wolf managemen...
  • 7/30/2013 2:25:00 PM
    Tell us what you see! While enjoying the sight of does with fawns, or bucks roaming the landscape, record what you see and submit your observations to DNR! Your observations between Aug.1 and Sept. 30 will help us monitor and evaluate Wisconsin’s deer herd. This fun and informative survey plays a big role in conservation. To get involved ...
  • 7/25/2013 9:30:00 AM
    Interested wolf hunters and trappers are reminded that Aug. 1 is the deadline to apply for a 2013 wolf season permit. The permit application fee is $10 and applications can be purchased from authorized license agents, over the Internet through the Department of Natural Resources Online Licensing Center or toll free by phone at 1-877-945-4236. The...
  • 7/23/2013 2:45:00 PM
    Two hounds killed by wolves On July 21, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated two hounds that were participating in the bear/hound training season.  The depredation occurred on county lands in the Town of Knight.  Both dogs were engaged in the same pursuit but are owned by different owners.  The dogs were less than 150 ...
  • 7/23/2013 10:45:00 AM
    This Wednesday, starting at noon, DNR is hosting a live online chat to discuss the final proposals for Deer Trustee Report implementation. Join the chat by visiting dnr.wi.gov. Look for the box on the right to enter the chat, or search the phrase "ask the experts.” The chat follows this past Saturday’s public meeting where the four ac...
  • 7/23/2013 10:10:00 AM
    By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Frequently Asked Questions - July 22, 2013 The Frequently Asked Questions features recent warden-related questions taken by wardens and the DNR Call Center. The Call Center is staffed daily, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., and offers bilingual service in Spanish and Hmong. The number is 1-888-936-7463. Question 1: Is a person hol...
  • 7/18/2013 4:15:00 PM
    You are invited to attend in person, or online, this Saturday’s meeting to discuss the Deer Trustee Report (DTR) Action Teams’ final implementation proposals. This is the first opportunity to hear the summary of the proposals, and marks the end of this phase of the publicly-driven process. The proposal report-outs will take place from...
  • 7/18/2013 3:55:00 PM
    The DNR will host an online chat about implementation of the Deer Trustee Report and the Action Teams’ implementation proposals. The chat starts at 12 p.m., on Wednesday, July 24. Experts from DNR will be on hand for the chat to discuss the proposals and next steps. To participate, visit the DNR home page, dnr.wi.gov, look for the box on th...
  • 7/16/2013 12:05:00 PM
    After two recent wolf depredations, hunters are reminded to exercise caution during this year's bear training season if they plan to train or hunt bear with hounds.  The two hounds were depredated while participating in bear training activities in Forest and Florence counties. Hunters should refer to the caution area maps found on the DNR web...
  • 7/15/2013 4:30:00 PM
    COMPLETED COUNTIES: Gypsy moth spraying is almost complete for this year. Treatment sites remain in only two counties; Douglas and Washburn. UPCOMING PLANS WHAT: Gypsy moth aerial spraying by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection WHEN & WHERE: Weather permitting, treatment sites in Douglas and Washburn Counti...
  • 7/15/2013 1:10:00 PM
    Follow this link to read the current issue of the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Insider
  • 7/10/2013 11:45:00 AM
    COMPLETED COUNTIES: All gypsy moth spraying is complete for this year in Barron, Crawford, Dane, Dunn, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Polk, Richland, Rock, Rusk, Sawyer, Trempealeau and Vernon Counties. Also, all Btk and Gypchek treatments are complete for this year. UPCOMING PLANS WHAT: Gypsy moth aerial spraying by the Wisconsin Department of A...
  • 7/9/2013 5:50:00 PM
    By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement We heard you! DNR’s Sunrise-Sunset hunting app upgraded and expanded; now available for iPhone, iPad in addition to Android We heard your suggestions on how to improve the Sunrise-Sunset app launched last year to help hunters know the legal times to hunt – and we’ve done it. Now ava...
  • 7/9/2013 4:10:00 PM
    By John Luthens The foundations of Wisconsin’s natural resources spiral deep back into the past like the cross section of an ancient tree. Rolling miles of rebuilt forest, grasses and streamside cover now stretch across the state, replenishing a nation built from northern lumber and the pocketbooks of the lumber barons who clear-cut endless...
  • 6/26/2013 4:30:00 PM
    MADISON - The Natural Resources Board today approved the 2013 Wisconsin wolf season quota of 275 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 toward management goals. “Wolves and wolf hunting seasons evoke a spectrum ...