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10/9/2019
Fall brings with it something for everyone in the field from the angler to the hunter.  Just a few recent sessions of shooting the bull tell me that autumn is for the youngest of outdoorsman just learning the games to those of us more seasoned with our eyes focused dead ahead on for example, the whitetail rut. James Wallace captured this great buck on trail camera during summer scouting. James Wallace, my nephew-in-law (is there such a ...
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  • 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
  • 9/5/2012 10:45:00 AM
    CONTACT:  Bill Cosh, agency spokesperson (608) 267-2773 http://dnr.wi.gov/news/BreakingNews_Lookup.asp?id=2494 MADISON – This afternoon Dane County Circuit Judge Peter C. Anderson issued a partial injunction involving the use of dogs for Wisconsin’s wolf season. Judge Anderson’s partial injunction makes it clear that Wiscon...
  • 9/5/2012 10:25:00 AM
    CONTACT:  Bill Cosh, DNR Spokesman - 608-267-2773 http://dnr.wi.gov/news/BreakingNews_Lookup.asp?id=2493 Wisconsin Wolf Season Will Proceed MADISON – This afternoon Dane County Circuit Judge Peter Anderson issued a partial injunction involving the use of dogs for Wisconsin’s wolf season. Judge Anderson’s partial injunction...
  • 8/29/2012 2:25:00 PM
    August 29, 2012 Contact: Bill Cosh, agency spokesperson (608) 267-2773 MADISON – Following court proceedings taking place this morning, August 29, 2012, before Judge Peter C. Anderson, officials at the Department of Natural Resources are issuing the following statement. While the court did not act on the request for a temporary injunction ...
  • 8/28/2012 12:25:00 PM
    Contacts: Rob Bohmann, 262-498-4605 Kari Lee-Zimmermann, 608-266-0580 Racine, Wis. – Governor Scott Walker’s decision to suspend the 4-day October antlerless hunt within the Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zone (CWD MZ) drew praise today from Wisconsin Conservation Congress chair Rob Bohmann.  “The decision to cancel the ...
  • 8/27/2012 4:50:00 PM
    BY BILL THORNLEY SPOONER– One could almost feel the chill go through the hunting public last November, and it had nothing to do with the temperature – Chronic Wasting Disease, for the first time, had been discovered in Northwestern Wisconsin. A 3 1/2 year old whitetail doe, dispatched by a law enforcement officer near Shell Lake in Wa...
  • 8/27/2012 11:25:00 AM
    August 24, 2012  MADISON – Today the Wisconsin Hunters Rights Coalition (HRC) applauded Governor Scott Walker for suspending a proposed October Hunt in the Wisconsin’s CWD Zone. The Governor followed the recommendations from Wisconsin deer trustee Dr. Kroll and his team.  In the report, they recommend taking a more relaxed ...
  • 8/21/2012 9:55:00 AM
    Hunters and trappers, now that the 2012 waterfowl seasons have been finalized, you can view all hunting and trapping season dates on the DNR website. You can also download a 2012 Wisconsin Hunting and Trapping Seasons factsheet in portable document format [PDF]
  • 8/15/2012 1:35:00 PM
    Frequently Asked Question Here is the answer to the recent most frequently asked law enforcement question 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 : When do the antlerless permits go on sale?  Ho...
  • 8/14/2012 1:20:00 PM
    August 13, 2011  MADISON – Today the Wisconsin Hunters Rights Coalition (HRC) called upon Governor Scott Walker to stop a proposed October T-Zone Hunt in the Wisconsin’s CWD Zone. The request is based upon the recent report from Wisconsin deer trustee Dr. Kroll and his team.  In the report, they recommend taking a more rela...
  • 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...