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Wisconsin Deer Hunting

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  • 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 ...
  • 6/26/2013 12:55:00 PM
    MADISON – Hunters and anglers who enjoy the riches of Wisconsin’s land and waters now can enjoy another time-honored tradition at reduced prices. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Milwaukee Brewers are teaming up to offer DNR Days at Miller Park. Anyone holding any Wisconsin hunting or fishing license is eligible fo...
  • 6/25/2013 1:25:00 PM
    A Quarterly Newsletter of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Forestry Division Spring 2013 Volume 20 Number 3
  • 6/24/2013 9:40:00 AM
    Summer finally arrives on the calendar and in the woods and waters of Wisconsin It finally looks summer has arrived and not just on the calendar, but in the woods and on the waters of Wisconsin. For the most part, the state has enjoyed sunnier, warmer days in the past week and more of the same is in the forecast. Events are really picking up at s...
  • 6/24/2013 9:10:00 AM
    The Department of Natural Resources will host an online chat June 24, 12 p.m., about implementation of the Deer Trustee Report and the ongoing Action Team discussions. Input is sought on implementation from hunters and non-hunters. The chat is one way to provide thoughts on enhancing deer management in the state and ask questions of DNR experts. ...
  • 6/17/2013 12:15:00 PM
    June 14, 2013 Issue for breaking news and valuable information for the Urban Forest
  • 6/14/2013 2:00:00 PM
    FOREST FIRE PROTECTION (FFP) GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR FOREST AND WILDLAND FIRE SUPPRESSION Local firefighting agencies have until July 1 to apply for a Department of Natural Resources grant program for suppressing forest and wildland fires. This program provides funding on a 50-50 cash match basis. Local fire departments and county or area fire organ...
  • 6/14/2013 12:55:00 PM
    DE SOTO, Wisconsin – Kerri J. Busteed, the local author of two children’s books, will donate 200 e-books to schools. It is estimated that one out of three families has no father figure in the home. The average child spends 4-1/2 hours a day in front of screens, often alone with a video game, computer, or television as the only source o...
  • 6/7/2013 4:30:00 PM
    Media are reminded that the Department of Natural Resources will host a mid-process check-in meeting, June 8, 10 a.m., for the public to learn about the implementation proposals the action teams are developing and provide feedback as the teams wrap up their assignments. The Governor-commissioned report author, Dr. James Kroll, will be in attendance...