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Wisconsin Deer Hunting

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  • 10/18/2012 9:40:00 AM
    Saturday, October 20, 2012 No person would like to get shot during hunting season, but should this keep you out of the woods, grasslands and waterways from September until February? Spend the day with WDNR Conservation Warden David Youngquist and outdoorsman Roger Reynolds learning about what Non-Hunters can do during the hunting seasons to be sa...
  • 10/12/2012 11:45:00 AM
    By: Bureau of Law Enforcement Frequently Asked Questions October 11, 2012 Here are answers to some of the recent most frequently asked law enforcement questions taken this week by 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:...
  • 10/11/2012 3:30:00 PM
    By Mike Foss The 2012 bear season is in the books; the last day for bait sitters was September 10. I finally took down the outfitter tents, sealed all bait barrels, secured them outside so no critters could get at them, cleaned the garage, and took inventory of all stands and equipment.  I still have a nuisance bear tag I am working on and wo...
  • 10/11/2012 10:35:00 AM
    By: Bureau of Law Enforcement 2011 Act 252 expands the types of weapons that may be used under the authority of the regular (gun) deer, elk, spring and fall wild turkey, small game, and Class A bear hunting licenses, to include the use of a crossbow, and in the case of the regular (gun) deer license, the authority to use a bow and arrow. It is no ...
  • 10/9/2012 2:15:00 PM
    By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement Six of 11 ATV fatalities occurred on private lands; popular farm tool, too Hunters using all-terrain vehicles to get to remote game areas or to carry out their harvests are reminded to think safety when using these motorized workhorses and to make sure they only drive these machines where authorized. ...
  • 10/9/2012 2:05:00 PM
    “Turtle Flambeau Flowage professional guide Jerry ‘Jerkbait’ Hartigan took some time out from fishing to take his twins out on the youth deer hunt and sent us the results.  Caitlin tagged this 172-1/2 pound buck with a 17-inch spread. ‘I’m happy if I see a deer’,” Jerry said.
  • 10/4/2012 8:40:00 AM
    October 3, 2012 MADISON -- Sunday, Sept. 30 marked the end of the Operation Deer Watch survey in Wisconsin, but people still have until Oct. 15 to report their sightings. Department of Natural Resources wildlife researchers conduct they survey each fall, asking the public to report observations of does, fawns and bucks to help in estimating the re...
  • 10/3/2012 11:05:00 AM
    Hunters should remember they may harvest any of the more than 240 white-tailed deer marked with radio collars or any of the 200 or so deer marked with ear tags during the designated archery and gun-deer seasons. In return, researchers ask hunters who harvest these marked deer to provide some information. Not a lot of information -- just a few basic...
  • 10/2/2012 12:50:00 PM
    On Wisconsin Outdoors, In 1982 as a newly hired teacher for Weyerhaeuser Public School District, Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin, I rented a house from the estate of the recently deceased owner, he one Gordon Heuer. Gordon had been Superintendent of Schools there in Weyerhaeuser for many years and he was a beloved leader and prominent figure in that close...
  • 10/2/2012 11:05:00 AM
    Wisconsin hunter Jeff Kahlow sends us photos of his 11 year old son, Andrew, after a first ever opening day archery hunt. “After one hour in the stand, he bagged 2 deer within three minutes of each other,” Kahlow said.  “I’m a big fan of mentored hunts. Starting children out early in life is so importan...
  • 9/27/2012 12:55:00 PM
    September 27, 2012 MADISON – State wildlife officials have confirmed that samples submitted from deer found dead in Dane, Sauk and Waukesha counties have tested positive for Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD. A number of citizens in southern Wisconsin contacted the Department of Natural Resources with recent observations of small groups ...
  • 9/24/2012 1:25:00 PM
    By John Luthens The stories have trickled slowly out of southeastern Wisconsin’s Washington County, flowing down through the county like the headwater branches of the Milwaukee River.  They never seem to pick up all that much momentum, like the Milwaukee does further down when it widens and swirls itself into the harbor of its namesake ...
  • 9/21/2012 1:25:00 PM
    Buck in River Falls sent in by Rita Johnson
  • 9/21/2012 12:55:00 PM
    Paul Keller shot this awesome whitetail on Tuesday. The  27 point, 215 pound buck unofficially scores 244" gross It has NOT yet been scored by an official,according to Jim Satorius with Whitetails Unlimited Magazine. Keller shot the buck on his Waupaca County property.
  • 9/21/2012 12:10:00 PM
    Thanks to Darwin Zwieg for sharing his trail cam photos from Clark County with On Wisconsin Outdoors.
  • 9/21/2012 11:35:00 AM
    EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release has been updated to indicate that people who applied for a wolf license can check on their application status through the DNR Online Licensing Center. The list of successful applicants is not available on the DNR website. MADISON – Successful applicants for Wisconsin’s 2012 inaugural wolf hunting an...
  • 9/18/2012 12:30:00 PM
    By John Luthens For those of us perched up here in Wisconsin, hunting elk doesn’t come easily.  The Western ranges are a half-country away.  Mountain peaks and continental divides, valleys of aspen and bright glacier lakes; the wild haunts of a bugling bull elk are stuck in glossy sport-show brochures and remote hunting camps. It ...
  • 9/17/2012 12:30:00 PM
    Statement from Kurt Thiede, Division Administrator of Lands The department has been informed that a spike bull elk was harvested last week in northern Wisconsin by members of the Chippewa tribes. Our position has not changed, we do not condone nor agree with how the Chippewa tribes unilaterally proceeded to carry out this harvest without consultat...
  • 9/17/2012 12:15:00 PM
    First and foremost it is important for the 1,160 successful wolf license applicants to know that Wisconsin’s first modern day wolf season will continue. The judge’s injunction on the use of dogs still stands. We will continue to work on that issue and try to find a resolution prior to the end of November when the use of dogs for hunti...
  • 9/17/2012 11:15:00 AM
    Hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts heading into the woods and fields are asked to report any sightings of sick or multiple dead deer to the Department of Natural Resources. In the last two weeks, the DNR has received reports of clusters of dead or dying deer in Columbia, Rock, Waukesha and Walworth counties. DNR researchers are on the case and ...
  • 9/11/2012 10:25:00 AM
    Bill Cosh - DNR Spokesman, 608-267-2773 MADISON – On Friday, August 31 Judge Peter C. Anderson issued a temporary injunction involving the use of dogs for tracking and trailing of wolves AND for the use of dogs for training to track or trail free ranging wolves. As part of his order, Judge Anderson ordered the DNR to make reasonable...
  • 9/10/2012 4:50:00 PM
    Got a question for the DNR about deer or the archery opener? The Department of Natural Resources this Wednesday -- September 12 --will host an online chat with big game ecologist Kevin Wallenfang of the Bureau of Wildlife Management. Wallenfang will be online at 11 a.m. to answer your questions about deer and the archery opener. Just visit the DNR...
  • 9/10/2012 11:25:00 AM
    News Release Published: September 7, 2012 Contact(s): Bill Cosh, DNR Spokesman, 608-267-2773; Tom Hauge, Director DNR Bureau of Wildlife Management - 608-266-2193; Bill VanderZouwen - DNR Wildlife Management, 608-266-8840 or Frank Trcka, DNR Wildlife Managment, 608-267-7472 MADISON -– The 2012 Fall Hunting and Trapping Forecast [PDF, 7.1 MB...
  • 9/5/2012 12:30:00 PM
    By John Luthens I’d heard about the sightings and seen photos circulating, but thoughts of the Ozaukee County albino buck hadn’t stirred any response to action on my part. Any real plan of action stayed simmering for the summer on the backburner of my mind.  Albino deer are rare, an albino buck even more so.  There are Nativ...
  • 9/5/2012 11:05:00 AM
    CPSC, RIVERS EDGE® TREESTANDS, INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL TO REPLACE PART OF TREESTANDS THAT PRESENT A SERIOUS SAFETY RISK Click here for Recall Treestand pdf