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Wisconsin Deer Hunting

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  • 11/29/2012 12:40:00 PM
    By John Luthens After the snowy dust settles on another gun deer hunt, the stories and memories remain.   This was written to commemorate my son’s first deer hunt. He wasn’t old enough to carry a gun yet, but even if he had been, he would have been more intent on hunting squirrels than deer.  He rustled around in the bli...
  • 11/29/2012 9:55:00 AM
    Editor Note:  Look for “On the Trapline with Arnie Groehler” each week under the OWO Trapping section beginning today. EARLY RACCOON SEASON: OCT 20-26th PRE-SEASON PREPARATION There was a time when I really looked forward to the opening day of trapping season. It was greatly anticipated just like the opening day of duck or dee...
  • 11/29/2012 9:20:00 AM
    Steve Ellis sends his brother at OWO the following trail cam photo from Iron County with a note during the muzzleloader season; ‘This is one buck I’m chasing’.  We’ll let you know if Steve catches him.
  • 11/28/2012 4:50:00 PM
    OWO contributing writer Mike Hart was bowhunting near Wisconsin Dells with a trail camera set to capture the action.  Mike said he didn’t think he would capture this self-portrait as he readied for a possible shot that he ultimately chose not to take.  Later, his son, Jesse Hart did take the buck that Mike described as a ‘yo...
  • 11/28/2012 4:45:00 PM
    CONTACT:  Laurel Steffes, Office of Communications, 608-266-8109 Bill Cosh, DNR spokesperson, 608-267-2773 “This afternoon Judge Barbara Crabb of the Western District Federal Court ruled that the State may enforce state shining laws against any Chippewa Tribal member hunting deer at night within the Ceded Territory (roughly the northern...
  • 11/28/2012 3:15:00 PM
    California native James Wallace settled in Sussex with his Wisconsin wife Angie after a tour in Iraq as an army bomb sweeper. He took his first deer with a bow in Waukesha County in early November.
  • 11/28/2012 11:05:00 AM
    November 27, 2012 By: Special to the Bureau of Law Enforcement "Successful hunting is not coming home with meat for the table." That from Bob Lamb, retired La Crosse Tribune outdoors editor and co-founder of the Tribune/Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Hunter Ethics Award. "A successful hunt is returning home knowing you were safe and et...
  • 11/28/2012 11:00:00 AM
    November 17, 2012 By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement Warden Wire rode with Conservation Warden Jesse Ashton of Polk County on Day One of the 2012 Gun-Deer Hunt today, November 17. It was an eventful day that had just about everything in the mix – all of which was documented in a series of tweets carried on the Department of Natur...
  • 11/28/2012 10:50:00 AM
    Clint Bindrich of Jackson was running out of time during the first weekend of the Wisconsin Gun Deer Season while hunting near Wisconsin Rapids.  With departure for home planned for 11:00 am Sunday, Bindrich had seen no deer by 10:20 although he had been on stand since before first light. The only deer that came through; a massive 8-pointer t...
  • 11/28/2012 10:40:00 AM
    By Dick Ellis, PublisherOn Wisconsin Outdoors Clifford Hudson sent “On Wisconsin Outdoors” photos of his son’s archery kill from Oxford, Wisconsin earlier in November with a short letter.  Bowhunter Scott Hudson added his own quote to the note about the buck that would measure 161 inches. “I waited 40 years for this b...
  • 11/27/2012 10:55:00 AM
    By Dick Ellis Jim Dlobik of Jackson, Wisconsin was hunting family land in Portage County near Wisconsin Rapids when his bowhunting experience and a good dose of patience helped him tag a beautiful 10 point buck November 7. Dlobik hunts 120 acres with his brothers (and this writer’s cousins) Dave and John Dlobik.  The 4th brother Donny e...
  • 11/27/2012 9:50:00 AM
    “On Wisconsin Outdoors columnist and Product 6-Pack expert  JJ Reich with this fine buck taken in Dunn County, Wisconsin with a .30-06, Remington CDL rifle, Weaver Scope and Federal Premium ammunition.”
  • 11/27/2012 9:30:00 AM
    Good Monday morning after a long deer hunt in the Wisconsin north woods. I just crawled out of the forests of Boulder Junction in Vilas County to find a ton of photos and stories waiting for posting on the On Wisconsin Outdoors website. We’re getting right to that, as you will soon see, and we will follow with my regular blog by this Thursda...
  • 11/27/2012 8:55:00 AM
    Wisconsin’s deer hunting heritage is strong, thanks to you! The 2012 nine-day deer hunt has come to a close but the season can continue through the sharing of hunting stories. If each licensed hunter created one new memory at camp this year, there are over 633,000 stories to be shared with friends and family. This is what keeps our heritage ...
  • 11/26/2012 3:15:00 PM
    Another firearms season is come and gone in Wisconsin and this one seems to be one to remember as the Rut was in full swing for the hunters. A lot of nice mature bucks have been taken in our area including a 10 pointer that I was lucky enough to have follow a doe into the stand that I was sitting in 7:30 opening morning. Price County is right fo...
  • 11/26/2012 2:45:00 PM
    “Joe Ellis of Wausau took this big 11-point buck while hunting out of the family cabin in Iron County.”
  • 11/26/2012 2:35:00 PM
    By Erin Soucek, 14 years old On Opening Morning of deer hunting there I was with my mom right beside me with my with my uncle’s SKS in the two person tree stand.  This was my second year hunting and I haven’t seen a deer within range yet!  We are hunting north of Mercer, Wisconsin My mom and I were just looking around, waiti...
  • 11/26/2012 2:05:00 PM
    November 19, 2012 Contact(s): Kevin Wallenfang, DNR Big Game Ecologist, 608-261-7589Tom Hauge, DNR Wildlife Management Bureau Director, 608-266-2193Jon King, Conservation Warden, 608-575-2294 MADISON – Though hunters define success in different ways, 134,772 deer were successfully harvested and registered in Wisconsin during the opening wee...
  • 11/26/2012 12:30:00 PM
    November 20, 2012 By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement The story of the lost hunter in Dodge County Monday night not only has a good ending – it also is an example of how the conservation wardens use teamwork with other agencies to answer a call. The story started last night, November 19. Conservation Warden Paul Nell of Dodge got ...
  • 11/26/2012 11:25:00 AM
    November 21, 2012 By: Bureau of Law Enforcement This is a one-question-only edition of the Warden Wire feature -- the Frequently Asked Questions. Started before the November 17 start of the gun-deer hunt, Warden Wire is carrying Frequently Asked Questions dealing specifically with this deer hunt season. Today's installments starts with one questi...
  • 11/26/2012 10:55:00 AM
    NEWS RELEASE - November 21,2012 Contact(s): Laurel Steffes, director, DNR Office of Communications, 608-266-8109 DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp’s statement on confirmation GLIFWC has issued order allowing night hunting of deer in Ceded Territory. “We have been informed the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission plans to allow Chi...
  • 11/26/2012 10:35:00 AM
    Hope everyone had a great holiday yesterday. As of today, Friday, November 23, 2012, 93 wolves have been harvested in Wisconsin.  Breakdown by zone is below. Zones 2 and 4 were closed on November 16. All other zones are currently open.  Wolf harvest bulletins will be sent every Friday.  For daily updates of the harvest, please visit ...
  • 11/26/2012 10:15:00 AM
    November 24, 2012 By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Welcome to another special edition of a popular Warden Wire feature -- the Frequently Asked Questions. During the days before and during the November 17 - 25 gun-deer hunting season in Wisconsin, Warden Wire is publishing Frequently Asked Questions dealing specifically with this deer hunt season. Th...
  • 11/26/2012 10:05:00 AM
    November 25, 2012 By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement DNR wardens see case variety on 2012 gun-deer hunt Warden Wire continued its ride-along/tweet-alongs in Southeast and Southcentral regions late this week, where conservation wardens remained busy handling public tips, and greeting and helping hunters as the 2012 Gun-Deer Hunt entered...
  • 11/26/2012 8:45:00 AM
    November 26, 2012 By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement Warden entertains & educates through final gun-deer day Warden Wire concluded five days of its tweet-along by riding with Warden Mike Young of Outagamie County on the final day of the 2012 Gun-Deer Hunt, marking it with many stops dedicated to educating hunters about blaze orange...