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Wisconsin Deer Hunting

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  • 8/8/2012 3:10:00 PM
    Weekly News article published: August 7, 2012 by the Central Office MADISON – As of Tuesday morning, August 7, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has sold 7,286 applications for wolf hunting permits. This included 7,150 that were purchased by Wisconsin residents and 136 purchased by nonresidents. Hunters and trappers interested i...
  • 8/2/2012 9:45:00 AM
    Elk restoration survey ready for you The Department of Natural Resources and its partners working on restoring the elk population want to hear from you about this effort. Why now? Well, the state's 12-year-old elk management plan is due for an update and a review by the Natural Resources Board. So, if you have something to say about it, now would ...
  • 8/1/2012 11:20:00 AM
    July 31, 2012 – MADISON – Today Wisconsin’s Hunters Right Coalition (HRC) applauded the quick action that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is taking to implement the findings of Dr. Kroll.  Dr. Kroll was appointed by Governor Walker to conduct an independent review of deer management in the state.  T...
  • 8/1/2012 10:15:00 AM
    July 31, 2012 – MADISON – On the eve of the wolf hunting application period start date, the Wisconsin Hunters Rights Coalition (HRC) today applauded the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) leadership and staff, the Natural Resources Board (NRB), Wolf Management Act authors Representative Scott Suder and Senator Terry Moult...
  • 7/31/2012 2:20:00 PM
    Weekly News article published: July 31, 2012 by the Central Office MADISON -- In an ongoing effort involve the public in deer management and to effectively monitor and evaluate Wisconsin’s deer herd, people can record and report online all bucks, does, and fawns they see in the wild from August 1 through September 30. Summer deer observatio...
  • 7/25/2012 12:20:00 PM
    DATE:   July 25, 2012 CONTACT:  Scott Loomans - 608-267-2452 http://dnr.wi.gov/news/BreakingNews_Lookup.asp?id=2439 MADISON – Hunters and trappers interested in participating in Wisconsin’s inaugural wolf hunting and trapping season must apply for a permit between August 1 and August 31, 2012. The permit application fe...
  • 7/25/2012 11:10:00 AM
    By: Keith Warnke, DNR hunting and shooting sports coordinator Hunting for Sustainability: A course for novice hunters open for enrollment If you like to eat good food, support the environment and learn something about the state you call home, Hunting for Sustainability is the course for you. Natural resources conservation, sustainability and hun...
  • 7/23/2012 1:05:00 PM
    September 1 registration deadline set for landowners sponsoring event MADISON – Hunters with disabilities wanting to participate in a special October gun-deer hunt are encouraged to contact as soon as possible any landowner sponsoring an event to make arrangements. Landowners are required to submit their lists of participating hunters in th...
  • 7/20/2012 9:55:00 AM
    DATE:   July 17, 2012 CONTACT:  Bill Cosh, DNR spokesperson - 608-267-2773 STEVENS POINT -- The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board has approved the 2012 wolf hunt quota, zones and rules for Wisconsin’s fall 2012 wolf hunting and trapping season. The emergency rule was approved on a unanimous vote.The Wisconsin Natural Resource...
  • 7/19/2012 12:10:00 PM
  • 7/16/2012 9:40:00 AM
    July 12, 2012 CONTACTS: Rob Bohmann 608 235-5825                   Kari Lee-Zimmermann 608 266-0580 MADISON—The Wisconsin Conservation Congress’ Big Game Committee is looking forward to reviewing and discussing the recently released report, by Dr...
  • 7/12/2012 10:15:00 AM
    MADISON -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has released its final proposal for Wisconsin’s fall 2012 wolf hunting and trapping season. The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board, the policy-making body for the Department of Natural Resources, will meet at 9 a.m. on July 17 in the Spruce/Sands room at the Holiday Inn Convention Center...
  • 7/12/2012 9:50:00 AM
    You are subscribed to the DNR's gray wolf depredation alert. On July 6th, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves from the Atkins Lake pack killed two Plott hounds on private property in the Town of Crandon, Forest County. Both dogs were 5 years of age - one male and one female. This pack consisted of seven wolves last winter. Hunters and dog tra...
  • 7/12/2012 9:25:00 AM
    By Cathy Stepp, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources On Tuesday, we received the Wisconsin deer report from Deer Trustee, Dr. James Kroll and his team Dr. David Guynn and Dr. Gary Alt. This comprehensive report included a series of recommendations that will take some time to review. While changes won’t be immediate, my staff ...
  • 7/10/2012 11:30:00 AM
    We’re ready and willing to roll up our sleeves and review the work of Dr. Kroll and his team, and develop a game plan to address his findings. We haven’t had a chance yet to analyze the recommendations – we are looking forward to delving into them. We want the same thing that Dr. Kroll and his team wants – which is to have ...
  • 7/10/2012 11:25:00 AM
    “Today we received the Wisconsin deer herd report from Deer Trustee, Dr. James Kroll and his team Dr. David Guynn and Dr. Gary Alt. A comprehensive report such as this will take several weeks to review, but the Department of Natural Resources is ready, willing and eager to roll up our sleeves and get started. We look forward to working with ...
  • 7/10/2012 11:10:00 AM
    FINAL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS BY, WISCONSIN WHITE-TAILED DEER TRUSTEE AND REVIEW COMMITTEE FINAL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS PDF FINAL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS BY, WISCONSIN WHITE-TAILED DEER TRUSTEE AND REVIEW COMMITTEEFINAL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY PDF
  • 6/19/2012 4:35:00 PM
    Weekly News article published: June 19, 2012 by the Central Office Opportunity is not just for kids NECEDAH, Wis. -- Anyone 10 years old and older including novice adult hunters who have had an interest in hunting but weren’t sure how to give it a try are encouraged to consider a Learn-to-Hunt deer outing at Buckhorn State Park along the Ca...
  • 6/19/2012 11:15:00 AM
    By Cathy Stepp, Secretary http://dnr.wi.gov/news/BreakingNews_Lookup.asp?id=2405 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources As Wisconsin weighs the Department of Natural Resources’ proposal for a wolf hunting season, here’s some important background to keep in mind: A wolf hunting season was directed by the Wisconsin Legislature to s...
  • 6/6/2012 3:40:00 PM
    DATE:   June 6, 2012 CONTACT:  Bill Vander Zouwen - 608-266-8840 or Tom Hauge - 608-266-2193 MADISON -- Earlier this year the federal government delisted the gray wolf from the endangered species list for the Western Great Lakes Region. This spring, Act 169 was passed by the Wisconsin Legislature and signed by the governor, directing th...
  • 5/31/2012 11:25:00 AM
    In recent days, chain emails and uninformed bloggers have made outrageous claims regarding Wisconsin’s Deer Trustee Dr. James C. Kroll, some going so far as to suggest Governor Walker and Dr. Kroll would privatize public hunting lands in Wisconsin. The Hunters Rights Coalition would like to go on the record and state that NONE of these clai...
  • 5/29/2012 1:30:00 PM
    I always have made it my policy not to become involved in political issues; politics often is a dirty game and I have no taste for the rules. My propensity, however, to come to the aid of the underdog has, on occasion put me in a position demanding participation. The white-tailed deer is my life, second only to my family and my God! I owe a great d...
  • 5/29/2012 11:45:00 AM
    May 24, 2012 – MADISON – The Safari Club International (SCI) Chapters of Wisconsin are proud of the recently announced partnership between the Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). SCI Foundation representative Jim Hamill presented a $25,000 check to DNR Secretary...
  • 5/17/2012 1:25:00 PM
    May 17, 2012 – MADISON – The Wisconsin Hunters Rights Coalition (HRC) today applauded the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Secretary Stepp for their purchase of a working forest easement on over 67,000 acres of land in Northwest Wisconsin. “This is exactly what our stewardship dollars should be spent on,” sai...
  • 5/9/2012 3:40:00 PM
    By Dick Ellis Like each of my nephews before him, this summer I would help Carter Cullaz find manhood by introducing him, at age eight, to the challenges of the wild.  Manhood, I explained, is usually something women are not allowed in with the exception of maybe our gym teacher at Glen Park Junior High. With the bonding of manhood, I explai...