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Wisconsin Deer Hunting

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  • 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...
  • 12/11/2013 7:45:00 PM
    We have sold 1853 resident and 11 nonresident wolf licenses.  Zones 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6  are closed.  Only zone 3 remains open.  We have harvested 221 wolves as follows: Zone Count Quota 1 77 76 2 29 28 3 39 71 4 12 12 ...
  • 12/7/2013 3:55:00 PM
    Northern Wisconsin Outfitters12-5-2013 I have a few Muzzle Loader hunters pulling in on Friday all week.  Due to the snow storm the deer have been hunkered down and moving very little. We have so much snow here I have not been able to get to some of my favorite deer stands. Unfortunately I will not be able to get to some of my trail...
  • 12/6/2013 5:30:00 PM
    We have sold 1853 resident and 11 nonresident wolf licenses.  Zones 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6  are closed.  Only zone 3 remains open. We have harvested 219 wolves as follows: Zone Count Quota 1 77 76 2 29 28 3 37 71 4 12 12 5 ...
  • 12/5/2013 6:20:00 PM
    Chris Blank with a nice night bite walleye Hooksetters Guide Phil Schweik with a nice night bite walleye Ice fishing has arrived and with 3 to 5 inches of ice on many area lakes you can be assured that anglers are heading out. The bite has been fantastic for walleyes, especially during low light periods and after dark. Most...
  • 12/5/2013 6:10:00 PM
    December 3, 2013 Wisconsin wraps up 162nd nine day deer season with another batch of warm memories amongst cold temperaturesMADISON – Though temperatures plummeted and winds blew for the first half of the season, hunters rose to the occasion and headed out to enjoy the traditions of the nine-day deer hunt.   -  Read Full ...
  • 12/5/2013 6:05:00 PM
    Warden Blotter: Deer can make an entrance, night flight for cows, injured hawk gets a lift, fishing & hunt cases Eau Claire and Clark counties Warden Scott Thiede of Eau Claire was on his way to a complaint about a deer crashing through the window of an Eau Claire Hotel when informed the deer left the room through the broken window. Within a ...
  • 12/5/2013 6:00:00 PM
    We have sold 1851 resident and 11 nonresident wolf licenses.  Zones 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6  are closed.  Only zone 3 remains open. We have harvested 216 wolves as follows: Zone Count Quota 1 77 76 2 29 28 3 34 71 4 12 12 5 33 ...
  • 12/5/2013 5:55:00 PM
  • 12/5/2013 5:50:00 PM
    The Advantages of hi-tech  scouting. Jim Ellis shares what he ‘sees’ when scouting a new deer stand recently.  The trail cam reveals not only deer but turkey and coyotes as well.
  • 12/5/2013 5:40:00 PM
    By Ami Pavletich I have been a deer hunter for 5 years and had never once even seen a deer while hunting. After last year, my Dad said we’ll try a new spot next year. Opening day this year would be in hunting public land in Washington County. Opening morning was 18 degrees, windy and cold. We’d be using a TC muzzleloader between us an...
  • 12/5/2013 5:40:00 PM
    We sat beneath the branches of an oak deadfall that had crashed along the field edge in a lightning storm.  The sun sank into the tree line.  Hundreds of geese trumpeted and soared down in tightening circles, dropping into the picked corn with their honking echoing through our blind. My son and I watched the spectacle in the last hour of...
  • 11/27/2013 8:55:00 PM
    By: By Joanne M. Haas Warden Brad Dahlquist Opening day of the 2014 gun-deer season was the first with snow and bitter cold for Conservation Warden Brad Dahlquist of Forest County. Dahlquist, who has been serving the people of Forest County in northeastern Wisconsin for more than five years, at daybreak predicted the strong winds and harsh t...
  • 11/27/2013 8:55:00 PM
    [EDITOR'S ADVISORY: An opening day telebriefing featuring DNR wildlife, law enforcement and other staff on the opening day of the 2013 Wisconsin gun deer season is available in mp3 format on by searching for "http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/deer.html" on the DNR website.] MADISON – Temperatures dipping down to 5 degrees at sunrise an...
  • 11/27/2013 8:40:00 PM
    Brother to brother, or friend to friend, a lot of us communicate with others in other hunting camps during the archery or gun seasons  to get the stories of kills and misses. This one came into our camp in Vilas County from brother, Steve Ellis, hunting in Iron County. “I was on my lone wolf 20 minutes before shooting hours in an area w...